Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1523Ratification Number: 455Act Number: 392Primary Sponsor: FieldingType of Legislation: GBSubject: S. C. State University Board of TrusteesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 21, 1992Computer Document Number: DKA/3890.ALGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 01, 1992Introduced Date: Apr 28, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 01, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 392Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Fielding Gilbert Matthews Mitchell Patterson Washington WilliamsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1523 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Act No. 392 1523 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Signed by Governor 1523 ------ May 27, 1992 Ratified R 455 1523 House May 21, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 1523 House May 20, 1992 Read second time 1523 House May 05, 1992 Introduced, read first time 1523 Senate Apr 30, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1523 Senate Apr 29, 1992 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, April 30, 1992 1523 Senate Apr 28, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A392, R455, S1523)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-127-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTH CAROLINA STATE COLLEGE, SO AS TO REFLECT THE NAME OF THE COLLEGE TO UNIVERSITY, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS TO THIRTEEN, TO REDUCE THE TERM OF THE MEMBERS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR ELECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
S. C. State University Board of Trustees
SECTION 1. Section 59-127-20 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 248 of 1991, is further amended to read:
"Section 59-127-20. (A) South Carolina State University is managed and controlled by a board of trustees, composed of thirteen members, twelve of whom are elected by the General Assembly, one member from each congressional district and six at large for terms of four years each. In electing members of the board, the General Assembly shall elect members based on merit regardless of race, color, creed, or gender and shall strive to assure that the membership of the board is representative of all citizens of the State of South Carolina. The Governor of the State or his designee is ex officio the thirteenth member of the board of trustees. In case of a vacancy on the board, the Governor may fill it by appointment until the next session of the General Assembly. Members of the board are entitled to subsistence, per diem, and mileage authorized for members of state boards, committees, and commissions.
Each position on the board constitutes a separate office and the seats on the board are numbered consecutively, one corresponding in number to each congressional district and Seats 7-12 at large. The Governor or his designee occupies Seat 13.
The terms of the present members of the board who are elected by the General Assembly expire on the thirtieth day of June of the year in which the terms are scheduled to expire. The General Assembly shall elect successors to the elective trustees not earlier than the first day of April for a term to begin the following July first. Elections to fill vacancies on the board which are caused by the death, resignation, or removal of an elective trustee may be held earlier than the first day of April of the year in which the unexpired term terminates, but the term of the person elected to fill the vacancy expires on the last day of June of the year in which the term of the former member would have expired.
(B) Beginning with members elected to the board during 1992, terms of members are four years. Members elected to the board during 1992, whose terms begin July 1, 1992, must be elected to the odd numbered at-large seats. Members elected to the board during 1993, whose terms begin July 1, 1993, must be elected for the odd numbered congressional district seats for terms of four years. After 1993 as the terms of current members expire, members must be elected for odd numbered seats first until all seats are filled and then even numbered seats until all seats are filled. Terms of all board members are for four years and until their successors are elected and qualify."
Additional seats elected in 1993
SECTION 2. The three additional seats on the board of trustees created by this act must be elected in 1993. Their four-year terms begin July 1, 1993.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of June, 1992.