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The Senate assembled at 11:00 A.M., the hour to which it stood adjourned, and was called to order by the ACTING PRESIDENT, Senator RYBERG.
S. 684 (Word version) -- Senators Grooms and Mescher: A BILL TO ENACT THE BERKELEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOND-PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT.
The Senate proceeded to a consideration of the Bill. The question being the third reading of the Bill.
Senators GROOMS and MESCHER proposed the following Amendment No. 2 (684R002.lkg), which was adopted:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered new SECTION at the end to read:
/ SECTION ___. Notwithstanding any provision of this act, a resolution of the school district board is not necessary for any bond authorization referendum that has been directed to be placed on the ballot, but not voted on, prior to the effective date of this act. At the time designated for the referendum to be placed before the voters, the Berkeley County School District is directed to specify the information in Section 3(A)(1) (a), (b), and (c) so that the one cent increase in sales tax and its duration is placed on the ballot in conjunction with the specific capital improvements previously authorized by the board. The school district board and the board of elections and registration must comply with the provisions of this act not in conflict with this section, and appropriate public notice must be provided as specified in Article 1, Chapter 71, Title 59 of the 1976 Code.
If the results of the referendum are certified to be in favor of imposing the tax for the particular purposes stated in the question, the school board must pass a resolution imposing the tax and forward the resolution to the Department of Revenue as provided in Section 3(B). / Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
The amendment was adopted.
There being no further amendments, on motion of Senator GROOMS, the Bill was read the third time, passed and ordered sent to the House of Representatives.
At 11:15 A.M., on motion of Senator WILSON, the Senate adjourned to meet next Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at 12:00 Noon.
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