SENATE BILL 598
AN ACT TO REDEFINE THE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS OF THE CITY OF LUMBERTON, AND TO VALIDATE ALL ELECTIONS AND ACTIONS OF THAT CITY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Section 2 of Chapter 237, Session Laws of 1967, is repealed.
Sec. 2. The Charter of the City of Lumberton, being Chapter 115, Session Laws of 1963, as amended by Section 12 of Chapter 282, Session Laws of 1965, and Section 1, Chapter 250, Session Laws of 1969, is amended by rewriting Section 13 of Article III of the Charter to read:
"Sec. 13. Election wards or precincts. There shall be eight election wards or precincts. The boundaries of the wards shall be as indicated on the map approved by the Robeson County Board of Elections on May 11, 1981 and by the City Council on May 12, 1981. The wards or precincts may be altered by the Robeson County Board of Elections with the approval of the City Council, provided, however, that in the event that the corporate limits of the City of Lumberton are extended, the Board of Elections shall enlarge the nearest ward or precinct so as to include the annexed area therein."
Sec. 3. (a) Any and all official acts, actions, expenditures and levies of taxes or assessments by the City of Lumberton since April 26, 1967 are hereby ratified, validated and confirmed, provided, however, that this act does not validate any assessments of the cost of local improvements which were exempted from validation by Section 3 of Chapter 125, Session Laws of 1981.
(b) All elections and the results thereof previously held in and for the City of Lumberton are hereby validated.
Sec. 4. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 22nd day of June, 1981.