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Bill Number: 2323 Ratification Number: 132 Act Number 93 Introducing Body: House Subject: Governing body of any public service district to transfer its assets and properties and responsibilities for the delivery of clinical medical services to another political subdivision
(A93, R132, H2323)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-9-82 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT TO TRANSFER ITS ASSETS AND PROPERTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE DELIVERY OF CLINICAL MEDICAL SERVICES TO ANOTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OR AN APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE DISTRICT UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE TRANSFER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The General Assembly finds that under certain circumstances public service districts created prior to March 7, 1973, which were created to provide clinical medical services could better accomplish their initial intended purpose and provide for a more complete utilization of services, assets, and properties of the district if they were authorized to transfer their assets and properties to another political subdivision or an appropriate health care provider located within the district. It is the purpose of this act to authorize the transfer of these assets and properties upon favorable referendum vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the district voting in the referendum. It is also the purpose of this act to authorize the public service district to dissolve upon completion of the transfer of its assets and properties.
Transfer of assets, properties, and responsibilities
SECTION 2. Chapter 9 of Title 4 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 4-9-82. The governing body of any public service district is authorized to transfer its assets and properties for the delivery of clinical medical services to another political subdivision or an appropriate health care provider located within the district upon assumption by the transferee of the responsibilities of the district for the delivery of clinical medical services as set forth in the legislation creating the public service district. The transfer is not completed until the question of the transfer has been submitted to and approved by a favorable referendum vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the district voting in the referendum. Any public service district which transfers its assets and properties as provided in this section may dissolve the public service district upon the completion of the transfer and upon the assumption or other appropriate disposition by the transferee of all of the responsibilities and obligations of the public service district. The referendum vote may be conducted either as a special referendum within the district for this specific purpose or at the same time as a general election."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.