View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3734

The Committee on Judiciary proposes the following amendment (LC-3734.HDB0003H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 2.

Amend the bill further, SECTION 3.A., by striking Section 5-15-50(D) and inserting:

(D) In the event a municipal governing body must establish a new time for general elections to comply with the provisions of this section, the terms of incumbent council members elected in an even year may not be extended or lengthened beyond the terms for which the council members were elected to serve. For incumbent council members elected in an odd year, the terms may be extended to the new election date. 

Amend the bill further, SECTION 5, by striking Section 5-15-120(B) and inserting:

 (B) Newly elected officers shall not be qualified, and their terms do not commence, until at least forty-eight hours after the closing of the polls the next regular meeting of the municipal council in the month following certification of the election results by the election commission. and In the case a contest is finally filed the incumbents shall hold over until the contest is finally determined. Officers shall serve their terms pursuant to Section 5-15-40 or until their successors are elected and qualified.