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The House assembled at 10:00 A.M.
Deliberations were opened with prayer by the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, the Rev. Dr. Alton C. Clark as follows:
Eternal God, our Father, the Source of strength, the Fountain of wisdom, and Whose concern for us endures forever, keep us always as a part of that company who seeks Your truth, who desires Your goodness, and who walks in the way of Your precepts. Make us to seize every opportunity to do good, knowing that we can never do a kindness too soon for we never know how soon it will be too late. Make us strong in the hour of temptation, sustain us in the time of trouble, support us in periods of trial.
Cause us to learn from the words of the Psalmist:
"He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name's sake" (Psalm 23:3).
After corrections to the Journal of the proceedings of Thursday, the SPEAKER ordered it confirmed.
The following Bill was taken up.
H. 4011 -- Reps. G. Bailey and Day: A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSOLIDATION OF DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. ONE AND DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. THREE INTO A SINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. FOUR.
Rep. G. BAILEY proposed the following Amendment No. 1 (Doc. No.5250R), which was adopted.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
SECTION 1. Dorchester County School District No. 1 and Dorchester County School District No. 3 are consolidated into a single school district to be known as Dorchester County School District No. 4, which is a body politic and corporate as provided in Section 59-17-10 of the 1976 Code and is vested with all of the powers, duties, and assets of the former districts.
SECTION 2. (A) The governing body of Dorchester County School District No. 4 is the executive committee as provided for in Section 3 of this Part.
(B) The board must be composed initially of the present members of the board of trustees of Dorchester County School District No. 1 and Dorchester County School District No. 3, who shall serve until the terms of the office to which they were elected or appointed expire or they resign. Following the election of 1992 the board must be composed of seven members.
(C) In 1990 two members of the board of trustees of Dorchester County School District No. 4 must be elected. These trustees must be elected from the district at large. In 1992 five members of the board must be elected: one trustee must be elected from each of the five equally apportioned single member election districts which the General Assembly establishes in 1991 based on the 1990 general census figures. In 1994 and every four years after that year, the two members elected in 1990 and the two members who receive the fewest number of votes in 1992 are subject to reelection. In 1994 and every four years after that year, the three members who received the largest number of votes in 1992 are subject to reelection. All elected trustees upon their election immediately become members of the board of trustee's executive committee as provided in Section 3 of this Part.
(D) Trustees must be elected for terms of office of four years each and shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified. Trustees must be elected in nonpartisan elections to be conducted at the same time as the general election of the applicable year.
SECTION 3. The Dorchester County Board of Education shall select from the fourteen member board a seven member executive committee which must consist initially of four members from the Dorchester County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees and three members from the Dorchester County School District No. 3 Board of Trustees, who shall serve for terms determined by the Dorchester County Board of Education or until replaced by popularly elected trustees. The executive committee shall function as the governing body of the district. The members of the executive committee shall meet within ten days after their appointment and shall elect from their number a chairperson and vice-chairperson. The members of the executive committee shall elect a superintendent who shall report directly and exclusively to the executive committee. Any vacancies on the executive committee must be filled by appointment by the Dorchester County Board of Education.
SECTION 4. In July, 1986, the Executive Committee of Dorchester County School District No. 4 shall prepare and submit to the appropriate taxing authority a budget for the ensuing year.
SECTION 5. The elected members of the board of trustees must be residents of the school district and must be elected as provided in this Part. All persons desiring to qualify as candidates and be elected to the board shall file written notice of candidacy with the county board of education at least sixty days before the date set for the election but not earlier than ninety days prior to the election. This notice of candidacy must be a sworn statement and must include the candidate's name, age, voting precinct, period of residence in the district, and other information the county board of education requires.
The county board of education shall conduct and supervise the elections in the manner governed by the election laws of this State mutatis mutandi. The county board of education shall prepare the necessary ballots, appoint managers for the voting precincts, and do all things necessary to carry out the elections, including the counting of ballots and declaring the results of the elections. The county board of education shall advertise the date of the election ninety days preceding the election in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district and shall publish a second notice thirty days before the election. The costs of the election must be borne by the district.
The results of the election must be determined in accordance with the nonpartisan plurality method prescribed by Section 5-15-61 of the 1976 Code.
SECTION 6. Except for the transfer of the area to School District No. 1 as provided in PART II of this act, all attendance areas existing on the effective date of this act are not affected by the provisions of this act.
SECTION 7. Dorchester County School District No. 4, created under the provisions of this Part, and Dorchester County School District No. 2 are prohibited from consolidating unless the registered electors of each school district approve a consolidation of the two districts which must be conducted at the time of a general election.
SECTION 8. Act 168 of 1985 is repealed.
SECTION 1. The boundaries of Dorchester County School District Nos. 1 and 3 are altered in accordance with Section 59-17-20, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, so that the Rosinville community is incorporated into Dorchester County School District No. 1. The area transferred to School District No. 1 is described as follows:
Beginning at a point on Road 37 at Indian Field Swamp and running thereon in a northeasterly direction until the same intersects with U. S. Highway 178, then continuing in a northeasterly direction until the same intersects with Road 50 and then from the point of intersection of Road 50 and Road 37 in a straight line to the beginning of an unnamed branch of the Pee Dee Branch, then northwesterly to the intersection with I-26, then northwesterly in a straight line to a point in Four Hole Swamp approximately one and one-quarter miles south of Highway 15.
SECTION 2. The alteration of school district lines provided in this Part are effective beginning with the 1986 ad valorem tax year and the 1986-87 school year.
This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor./
Amend title to read:
TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSOLIDATION OF DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 AND DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3 INTO A SINGLE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE KNOWN AS DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4; TO PROVIDE FOR THE INITIAL COMPOSITION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE NEW DISTRICT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE TERMS; TO PROVIDE FOR A TRANSITION PERIOD; TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD; TO PROVIDE THAT ALL ATTENDANCE AREAS IN DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS 1 AND 3 EXISTING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION; TO PROHIBIT THE CONSOLIDATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS 2 AND 4 UNLESS APPROVED BY FAVORABLE REFERENDUM OF THE ELECTORS RESIDING IN EACH DISTRICT; TO REPEAL ACT 268 OF 1985 RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION UPON CONSOLIDATING THE THREE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN DORCHESTER COUNTY, EXCEPT UPON PETITION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN THE DISTRICTS TO BE CONSOLIDATED AND APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE CONSOLIDATED VOTING IN A REFERENDUM AND RATIFIED BY THE DORCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ALTERATION OF THE BOUNDARIES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS NOS. 1 AND 3 SO THAT THE ROSINVILLE COMMUNITY IS INCORPORATED INTO DORCHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 AND TO PROVIDE FOR A DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA AND THE DATE THE ALTERATION IS EFFECTIVE./
The Bill, as amended, was read the second time and ordered to third reading.
The following Joint Resolution was taken up, read the second time, and ordered to a third reading:
H. 4012 -- Rep. McTeer: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD TO ALLOW THE TOWN OF HAMPTON TO CONSTRUCT A WATER TANK ON THE PROPERTY WHERE THE HAMPTON NATIONAL GUARD IS LOCATED.
At 12:30 P.M. the House in accordance with S. 1376 (Sine Die Adjournment Resolution) adjourned to meet at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.
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