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S*0411 (Rat #0733, Act #0626 of 1988) General Bill, By Bryan, R.C. Dennis, Drummond, H.U. Fielding, Giese, J.C. Hayes, Land, Leventis, J.C. Lindsay, J.M. Long, I.E. Lourie, J.A. Martin, P.B. McLeod, T.W. Mitchell, Patterson, T.H. Pope, C.L. Powell, Saleeby, Setzler, H.C. Smith, N.W. Smith, Thomas, J.M. Waddell and Wilson
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    A Bill to amend Chapter 3 of Title 5, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the methods of annexation authorized for municipalities, by adding Section 5-3-300 so as to authorize an additional method of annexation which may be initiated by a petition of twenty-five percent or more of the resident freeholders in an area calling for an election in a proposed area and if approved by a majority of the qualified electors the municipal council shall give public notice that it intends to annex the area, provide that notice of the election must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality, provide that if a petition is not submitted within thirty days after notice is given an election must be held within a municipality to approve the annexation, provide that the annexation is not effective unless approved by the electors in the municipality when the petition is submitted, provide that any freeholder who owns twenty-five percent or more of the assessed value of real property in the area to be annexed shall receive written notice of the annexation and if he files written objection to the inclusion of his property in the area to be annexed his property must be excluded from the annexation, to provide for the definition of "agricultural real property", to authorize the municipal clerk to require the freeholder to give written authorization to verify farm income and to provide the agriculture stabilization and conservation service farm identification number of the tract and allow verification of this number; by adding Section 5-3-310 so as to provide a procedure and conditions where a municipality annexes part or all of a special purpose district, special taxing district, or assessment district; by adding Section 5-3-311 so as to authorize an annexing municipality and a district to formulate an agreement regarding the annexation of all or part of the district, to provide the conditions of the agreement; by adding Section 5-3-312 so as to provide that the plan formulated under the provisions of this Chapter must seek to balance the equities and interests of the residents and taxpayers of the annexed area and of the area of the district not annexed, to provide factors which must be used in formulating the plan; by adding Section 5-3-313 so as to require the Auditor and Treasurer of the county in which the annexed area is located to take such action as is appropriate to conform with the plan finally established pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter; by adding Section 5-3-314 so as to prohibit the disturbance of the obligation between a district and its general obligation bondholders, holders of county bonds by any plan which is finally established; and by adding Section 5-3-315 so as to authorize any district affected by the proposed annexation to conduct a public hearing within sixty days before the required election, and require the district to give at least fourteen days' notice of the time and place of the public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the area proposed to be annexed.-amended title
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02/18/87Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-561
02/18/87Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-562
04/29/87Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-1564
04/29/87Senate Retaining place on calendar recommitted to Committee on Judiciary SJ-1564
02/03/88Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary SJ-10
03/30/88Senate Amended SJ-20
03/30/88Senate Read second time SJ-35
03/30/88Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-35
04/05/88Senate Special order SJ-30
04/19/88Senate Debate interrupted SJ-65
04/20/88Senate Amended SJ-42
04/20/88Senate Debate interrupted SJ-48
04/26/88Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-43
04/27/88House Introduced and read first time HJ-3232
04/27/88House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-3233
05/11/88House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-3659
05/17/88House Objection by Rep. MD Burriss, OR Phillips, Cork, Humphries, Washington, HJ-3822
05/17/88House Objection by Rep. T Rogers & Ferguson HJ-3822
05/24/88House Special order, set for following consideration of S. 1 (Under H 4308) HJ-3998
05/30/88House Read second time HJ-4308
05/31/88House Special order, set for immediately (Under H 4336) HJ-4426
05/31/88House Read third time and enrolled HJ-4427
06/02/88 Ratified R 733
06/07/88 Signed By Governor
06/07/88 Effective date 06/07/88
06/07/88 Act No. 626
06/17/88 Copies available

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