WHEREAS, on November 27, 2002, Governor Hodges issued Executive Order 2002-36 ordering that the sales tax and bond referendum election for the Jasper County School District originally scheduled to be held on December 7, 2002, be held instead on February 15, 2003; and
WHEREAS, a prior sales tax and bond referendum election was held on September 29, 2001, and a majority of the electors voted in favor of a one percent sales tax and the issuance of general obligation bonds, and the Jasper County Election Commission duly certified the election result; and
WHEREAS, the lawsuit challenging the election held on September 29, 2001, was dismissed with prejudice by the Stipulation of Dismissal filed on January 30, 2003, in the Court of Common Pleas for Jasper County in civil action number 2001-CP-27-320; and
WHEREAS, the sales tax and bond referendum election scheduled for February 15, 2003, is no longer necessary since it would cover the same subject matter as the referendum election held on September 29, 2001; and
WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Jasper County Board of Elections and Registration has requested that Executive Order 2002-36 be rescinded.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor, pursuant to the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby rescind Executive Order 2002-36 and cancel the sales tax and bond referendum election for the Jasper County School District scheduled to be held on February 15, 2003.
This Executive Order shall be effective immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 6th DAY OF FEBRUARY 2003.
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