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H 2795 General Bill, By  House Delegations
    A Bill by the Richland County Delegation to amend Act 140 of 1969, as amended, relating to school districts and the county library in Richland County, so as to provide that prior to any merger or alteration of the boundaries of the school districts in Richland County a referendum in each school district must be conducted, provide for a method of initiating the referendum, provide that the county legislative delegation shall introduce appropriate legislation addressing the merger or alteration of the boundaries of the school districts if a majority of the qualified electors in each district favor their merger or alteration, and provide a schedule for conducting the referendum; to amend Act 280 of 1979, relating to tax levies for Lexington and Richland County schools, so as to provide that effective with the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1988, a school tax levy for general operating purposes for Richland County School Districts One and Two must be determined by the board of trustees of the districts, provide that the levy may not be increased more than five percent of the local tax millage for operating purposes from the previous fiscal year unless the increase is approved by the Richland County Council, and provide as an alternative, instead of requesting the increase from the Council, the board of either district may seek approval of an increase by a referendum, and authorize each board to establish the millage level for the 1987-88 school year at a rate not to exceed the millage level for the 1984-85 school year; and to devolve all powers of the Richland County Board of Education and Superintendent of Education, which were devolved upon the Richland County Council, upon the school boards of Richland County School Districts One and Two.
04/02/87House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-1571
04/07/87House Amended HJ-1636
04/07/87House Objection by Rep. TM Burriss, Corning, MD Burriss & Hearn HJ-1637
04/08/87House Debate interrupted HJ-1707
04/09/87House Read second time HJ-1798
04/14/87House Continued HJ-1850
01/13/88House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, February 3, 1988 HJ-380
02/04/88House Tabled HJ-936

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