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S 469
Session 121 (2015-2016) 

S 0469 General Bill, By Pinckney
 A BILL TO AMEND ACT 278 OF 1985, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JASPER COUNTY BOARD
 OF EDUCATION AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JASPER COUNTY, SO
 AS TO REAPPORTION THE SPECIFIC ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE
 JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MUST BE ELECTED, TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC
 INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE REAPPORTIONED ELECTION DISTRICTS, AND TO PROVIDE
 FOR TRANSITIONAL ELECTIONS.

   02/18/15  Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on local &
                     uncontested calendar (Senate Journal-page 6)
   02/19/15  Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 5)
   02/24/15  Senate Read third time and sent to House
                     (Senate Journal-page 17)
   02/25/15  House  Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 20)
   02/25/15  House  Referred to Jasper Delegation (House Journal-page 20)



VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/18/2015
2/18/2015-A



S. 469

Indicates Matter Stricken

Indicates New Matter

INTRODUCED

February 18, 2015

S. 469

Introduced by Senator Pinckney

L. Printed 2/18/15--S.

Read the first time February 18, 2015.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND ACT 278 OF 1985, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JASPER COUNTY, SO AS TO REAPPORTION THE SPECIFIC ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE JASPER COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MUST BE ELECTED, TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE REAPPORTIONED ELECTION DISTRICTS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR TRANSITIONAL ELECTIONS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 1 of Act 278 of 1985, as last amended by Act 476 of 1998, is further amended to read:

"Section 1.    The central authority of Jasper County's education system is the Jasper County Board of Education (board) which is, ex officio, the board of trustees of the Jasper County School District, and all powers and functions vested in school trustees by general or special enactment are vested in the board.

Notwithstanding any otheranother provision of law, the board is composed of nine members whose terms shallmust be four years except that the initial term for Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 shall be two years and four years thereafter, from 2012 for Districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 and from 2014 for Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. Each trustee must be a resident elector of the single member district from which the trustee is elected as designated in Section 2 of this act. A vacancy must be filled by special election as provided inpursuant to Section 7-13-190.

Notice of the election must be published by the Jasper County Board of Elections and Voter Registration and Elections in a newspaper of general circulation in the district which shall contain appropriate information concerning the election, such as the date of the election, the qualifications of a candidate for election, the method of securing a place on the ballot, the legal requirements regarding the number of necessary signatures on the required petition, all pertinent deadlines, and the authority to whom the candidate's petition must be submitted. The notice must be published not earlier than one hundred fifty days, and not later than one hundred twenty days, before the date of the election. The notice published pursuant to this act is additional to any general law requirements of notice of election pursuant to Title 7, of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.

To have his name placed on the ballot as a candidate, a person shall submit to the county election commission a petition which, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-11-70 of the 1976 Code, shall contain the signatures of at least two and one-half percent of the qualified registered electors of the single member district.

The name of the candidate, if he is otherwise qualified, must be placed upon the ballot by the authority charged by law with preparing the ballot if the petition is submitted, as required by this section, not later than twelve o'clock noon on August first prior to the date of the election, or if August first falls on Sunday, not later than twelve o'clock noon on the following Monday. At the time the petition is submitted, the authority charged with accepting it shall issue a receipt to the person submitting the petition which shall reflect the date it was submitted and the total number of signatures it contains. The Jasper County Board of Elections and Voter Registration and Elections and shall check the petition at the request of the authority charged with printing the ballot and shall certify the results to that authority not later than twelve o'clock noon on September first prior to the date of the election, or if September first falls on Sunday, not later than twelve o'clock noon on the following Monday. Once submitted for verification, the petition may not be returned to the petitioner but must be retained by the authority to whom it was submitted and must become a part of the public records of the election for which it was submitted.

Successors to those whose terms are expiring must be elected at the general election. Notice of the election must be published pursuant to the general law requirements of notice of election pursuant to Title 7.

Candidates shall qualify by statement of candidacy pursuant to Section 7-13-352."

SECTION    2.    Section 2 of Act 476 of 1998 is amended to read:

"Section 2.    (A)    The single member districts of Jasper County School District shall be as follows:

DISTRICT 1

Area                                                                                        Population

Jasper County

GILLISONVILLE

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    152, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162,

166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 172,

173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178,

179, 180, 181, 182, 184, 185,

186, 189, 190, 192, 193    611

GRAYS

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106,

107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112,

113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118,

119, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126,

127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132,

133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138,

139Next, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144,

145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150,

151, 163, 164, 165, 171    680

PINELAND

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206,

207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212,

213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218,

219, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246,

247, 250, 251, 283, 284    425

DISTRICT TOTAL    1,716

PERCENT VARIATION    -0.290

DISTRICT 2

Area                                                                                        Population

Jasper County

PINELAND

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225,

226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231,

232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237,

238, 239, 240, 241, 248, 249,

252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257,

258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263,

264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269,

270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275,

276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281,

282, 285    619

RIDGELAND 1

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    301, 302, 303, 304, 309, 310,

311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316,

317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 326,

327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332,

333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338    344

Tract 9502.00

Blocks:    226, 227B    32

TILLMAN

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406,

407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412,

413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418,

419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424,

425, 426, 427, 430, 432, 433,

436, 437, 439, 448, 449, 450,

451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456,

457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462,

463, 464, 466, 467, 495, 496,

497    697

DISTRICT TOTAL    1,692

PERCENT VARIATION    -1.685

DISTRICT 3

Area    Population

Jasper County

COOSAWHATCHIE

Tract 9502.00

Blocks:    101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106,

107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112,

113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118,

119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124,

125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130,

131, 132, 133, 138, Previous139, 140,

141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146,

147, 148, 161, 162, 163, 164,

165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170,

171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176,

177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182,

183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188,

189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194,

195, 196, 197    716

GRAHAMVILLE 2

Tract 9502.00

Blocks:    301, 302, 312, 313, 314, 315,

316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321,

322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327,

328, 329, 330, 331, 333, 401,

402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407,

408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413,

414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419,

420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425,

426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431,

433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438,

439, 440, 445, 446, 447, 448,

449    1,014

GRAYS

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    120, 121, 153, 154, 155, 156,

157    22

DISTRICT TOTAL    1,752

PERCENT VARIATION    .+1.801

DISTRICT 4

Area    Population

Jasper County

COOSAWHATCHIE

Tract 9502.00

Blocks:    134, 135, 136, 137, 149, 150,

151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156,

157, 158, 159, 160    178

GILLISONVILLE

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    183, 187, 188, 191, 194, 195,

196, 197    135

RIDGELAND 1

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    305, 306, 307, 308, 322, 323,

324, 325    200

Tract 9502.00

Blocks:    201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 207,

208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213A,

213B, 213C, 214, 215, 216, 217,

218, 219, 220, 221, 222A, 222B,

223, 224, 225, 227A, 228, 229A,

229B, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234,

235, 236, 237, 238A, 238B, 239A,

239B, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244,

245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250,

251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256,

257, 258, 259, 303, 304, 305,

306, 307, 308, 309A, 309B, 310,

342, 343, 344A, 344B, 345, 346,

347, 348, 349, 350A, 350B,351A,

351B, 352A, 352B, 359, 360, 361,

362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367,

368, 369, 370, 371    1,259

DISTRICT TOTAL    1,772

PERCENT VARIATION    +2.963

DISTRICT 5

Area    Population

Jasper County

GRAHAMVILLE 1

Tract 9502.00

Blocks:    501, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546,

547, 548, 549, 550, 558, 559,

618, 619    369

RIDGELAND 1

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352,

353, 354    199

RIDGELAND 2    1,194

TILLMAN

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    438    0

DISTRICT TOTAL    1,762

PERCENT VARIATION    +2.382

DISTRICT 6

Area    Population

Jasper County

HARDEEVILLE 1

Tract 9503.00

Blocks:    201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206,

207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212,

213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218,

219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224,

225, 226C, 227B, 228, 229, 230,

235B, 236, 237B, 238, 239B, 259    269     HARDEEVILLE 2    1,189

TILLMAN

Tract 9501.00

Blocks:    428, 429, 431, 434, 435, 440,

441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446,

447, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471,

472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477,

478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483,

484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489,

490, 491, 492, 493, 494    121

Tract 9503.00

Blocks:    101B, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106,

107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112,

113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118,

119, 120, 121, 122, 125, 126,

135, 136, 194    79

DISTRICT TOTAL    1,658

PERCENT VARIATION    -3.660

DISTRICT 7

Area    Population

Jasper County

GRAHAMVILLE 1

Tract 9502.00

Blocks:    601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606,

607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612,

613, 614, 615, 616, 617, 620,

621, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626,

627, 628, 629, 630, 631, 632,

633, 634, 635, 636, 637, 638,

639, 640, 641, 655, 656, 657,

658, 659, 660, 661, 662, 663,

664, 665, 670, 694, 695, 696,

697    739

GRAHAMVILLE 2

Tract 9502.00

Blocks:    311, 332, 334, 335, 336, 337,

338, 339, 340, 341, 353, 354,

355, 356, 357, 358, 432, 441,

442, 443, 444, 450, 451    657

OKATIE        328

DISTRICT TOTAL    1,724

PERCENT VARIATION    +0.174

DISTRICT 8

Area    Population

Jasper County

HARDEEVILLE 1

Tract 9503.00

Blocks:    226A, 226B, 227A, 231, 232, 233A,

233B, 233C, 234A, 234B, 235A, 237A,

239A, 240, 241, 242, 243A, 243B,

244, 245A, 245B, 246, 247, 248,

249, 250, 251, 252A, 252B, 253,

254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 260,

261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266,

267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272,

273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 301A,

301B, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306A,

306B, 307A, 307B, 308, 309, 310,

311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316,

317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322,

323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328,

329, 330, 331, 332A, 333A, 333B,

333C, 340A, 341A, 341B, 342, 343,

344A, 344B, 345, 346, 414, 415,

416    1,759

DISTRICT TOTAL    1,759

PERCENT VARIATION    +2.208

DISTRICT 9

Area    Population

Jasper County

LEVY.    1,652

DISTRICT TOTAL.    1,652

PERCENT VARIATION    -4.009

(B)    The Office of Research and Statistical Services of the Budget and Control Board shall maintain an official map of the districts established in subsection (A) and shall, upon request, assist the local election officials and the district in implementing the provisions of this act.

(1)    The nine single-member election districts from which members of the Jasper County Board of Education must be elected are as shown on a map identified as S-53-00-15B and maintained by the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office.

(2)    The demographic information shown on this map is as follows:

District        Pop            Dev.            %Dev.    Hisp        %Hisp    NH_WHT

1        2,645            38            1.46%        135            5.10%            796

2        2,615            8            0.31%        559        21.38%        1,431

3        2,628            21            0.81%        436        16.59%            733

4        2,619            12            0.46%        249            9.51%        1,474

5        2,592            -15        -0.58%        281        10.84%            914

6        2,532            -75        -2.88%        424        16.75%        1,344

7        2,643            36            1.38%        206            7.79%        880

8        2,654            47            1.80%    1,053        39.68%        424

9        2,539            -68        -2.61%        341        13.43%            926

Total        23,467                                        3,684        15.70%        8,922

District    %NH WHT        NH BLK        %NH BLK        VAP        H18        %H18

1            30.09%            1,699            64.23%        2,019        78        3.86%

2            54.72%            567            21.68%        2,057        381    18.52%

3            27.89%            1,437            54.68%        1,865        247    13.24%

4            56.28%            880            33.60%        1,968        148        7.52%

5            35.26%            1,366            52.70%        1,896        176        9.28%

6            53.08%            723            28.55%        1,854        290    15.64%

7            33.30%            1,523            57.62%        1,947        129        6.63%

8            15.98%            1,098            41.37%        1,847        686    37.14%

9            36.47%            1,217            47.93%        1,876        211    11.25%

Totals        38.02%            10,510            44.79%        17,329    2,346    13.54%

District    NHWVAP    %NHWVAP    NHBVAP    %NHBVAP    AllOth    AllOthVAP

1            647            32.05%            1,284            63.60%        15            10

2        1,195            58.09%            434            21.10%        58            47

3            576            30.88%            1,024            54.91%        22            18

4        1,152            58.54%            656            33.33%        16            12

5            731            38.55%            961            50.69%        31            28

6        1,075            57.98%            463            24.97%        41            26

7            718            36.88%            1,078            55.37%        34            22

8            352            19.06%            760            41.15%        79            49

9            734            39.13%            893            47.60%        55            38

Totals    7,180            41.43%            7,553            43.59%        351            250

(B)    The Office of Research and Statistical Services of the Budget and Control Board shall maintain an official map of the districts established in subsection (A) and shall, upon request, assist the local election officials and the district in implementing the provisions of this act."

SECTION    3.    Section 3 of Act 476 of 1998 is amended to read:

"Section 3.    (A)    The office of the Attorney General shall be responsible for the necessary preclearance submission to the U. S. Department of Justice to facilitate preclearance of this act to implement the elections in the General Election of 1998. To effect prompt transition to the plan of single-member election districts established by Section 2 of this act, a transitional election for all nine seats on the board must be held pursuant to the provisions of Section 7-13-190, on the thirteenth Tuesday following the effective date of this act, as if each numbered seat were vacant as of the effective date of this act.

(B)    Incumbency of each board member in office upon the effective date of this act ceases upon the election and qualification of a successor pursuant to the transitional election held pursuant to subsection (A).

(C)    On the same basis as any other resident elector of the single-member districts established in Section 2 of this act, an incumbent member in office upon the effective date of this act, and otherwise qualified, may run in the transitional election for the board seat corresponding to his qualifications.

(D)    The members elected in the transitional election held pursuant to this act from seats 2, 4, 6 and 8 shall serve until their successors are elected and qualify for a full term pursuant to Sections 1 and 2 of this act at the general election in 2016. The members specially elected pursuant to this act from seats 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 shall serve until successors are elected and qualify for a full term pursuant to Sections 1 and 2 of this act at the general election in 2018."

SECTION    4.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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