Reference is to the bill as introduced.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Section 59-127-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
(A) South Carolina State University is
managed and controlled by a board of trustees, composed of
thirteen nine members,
twelve seven of whom are elected by the
General Assembly, one member from each of the seven
congressional district districts
and six at large for terms of four years each
and until their successors are elected and qualify. In electing
members of the board, the General Assembly shall elect members
based on merit regardless of race, color, creed, or gender and
shall strive to assure that the membership of the board is
representative of all citizens of the State of South Carolina.
In addition, there must be one alumni member of the board who
must be elected for a term of four years and until his successor
is elected and qualified by the means and methods determined by
the National Alumni Association of the university or any
succeeding organization. The result of this election must be
certified by the president of the alumni association to the
Secretary of State. The Governor of the State or his
designee is ex officio, the thirteenth
ninth member of the board of trustees. In case of a
vacancy on the board, the Governor may fill it by appointment
until the next session of the General Assembly
successor is selected in the manner of original
selection. Members of the board are entitled to
subsistence, per diem, and mileage authorized for members of
state boards, committees, and commissions.
Each position on the board constitutes a separate office and the seats on the board are numbered consecutively, one corresponding in number to each congressional district and
Seats 7-12 at large Seat 8 for
the alumni member. The Governor or his designee occupies
Seat 13 9. Of the three present
members of the board who reside in the sixth congressional
district, the member with the longest remaining current term
shall be the resident member selected from that congressional
district occupying Seat 6. The two remaining members not
determined to be the resident member from the sixth
congressional district shall be considered at-large members of
the board occupying Seats 8 and 12, respectively. The terms of
each of these three members shall not be affected by the
provisions of this paragraph.
The terms of the
members of the board who are elected by the General Assembly
expire on the thirtieth day of June of the year in which the
terms are scheduled to expire, except as otherwise provided
in subsection (B). The General Assembly shall elect
successors to the elective trustees not earlier than the first
day of April for a term to begin the following July first.
Elections to fill vacancies on the board which are caused by the
death, resignation, or removal of an elective trustee may be
held earlier than the first day of April of the year in which
the unexpired term terminates, but the term of the person
elected to fill the vacancy expires on the last day of June of
the year in which the term of the former member would have
with members elected to the board during 1992, terms of members
are four years. In 1993, members from Seats 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and
11 must be elected, and the term of the member elected in 1993
from Seat 3 shall be one year, the terms of the members elected
in 1993 from Seats 1, 2, and 4 shall be two years each, the term
of the member elected in 1993 from Seat 11 shall be three years,
and the term of the member elected in 1993 from Seat 5 shall be
four years. Thereafter, successors to the members of the board
elected in 1993 and successors to members of the board provided
six-year terms by the provisions of this subsection must be
elected for terms of four years each.
(1) The terms of all presently
elected members of the board expire on June 30, 2012.
(2) The General Assembly during its 2012 session as provided in this section shall elect successors to the members it elects who shall take office on July 1, 2012. Members elected from the First, Third, Fifth, and Seventh Congressional Districts shall serve initial terms of four years each, and members elected from the Second, Fourth, and Sixth Congressional Districts shall serve initial terms of two years each. Successors to all these members shall then be elected for terms of four years each.
(3) The member elected by the National Alumni Association, to be elected upon the termination of the current terms of all present board members elected by the General Assembly as provided in item (1), must be elected for an initial term of four years and shall serve four year terms thereafter."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.