CHAPTER NO. 691
SENATE BILL NO. 2274
Substituted for: House Bill No. 2338
AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 6-3-102, relative to elections of board of mayor and aldermen by municipalities incorporated under the general law having a mayor-aldermanic charter.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 6-3-102(b), is amended by adding the following new subdivision:
(5) A municipality whose board has non-staggered or staggered four-year terms may, by ordinance, change to two-year non-staggered or staggered terms. The ordinance shall not affect the present terms of members of the board serving four-year terms and shall take effect for the next appropriate municipal election following the adoption of the ordinance. After such election, all members of the board shall be elected to serve two-year terms.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.
APPROVED this 1st day of April 1998