Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4622Ratification Number: 412Act Number: 608Primary Sponsor: StoddardType of Legislation: GBSubject: Laurens County school districts, tax levy revisedDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 23, 1992Computer Document Number: CYY/19008.SDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 04, 1992Introduced Date: Mar 26, 1992Date of Last Amendment: Apr 22, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Oct 07, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 608Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: StoddardType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4622 ------ Oct 07, 1992 Act No. 608 4622 ------ May 04, 1992 Signed by Governor 4622 ------ Apr 30, 1992 Ratified R 412 4622 Senate Apr 23, 1992 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 4622 House Apr 22, 1992 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate 4622 Senate Apr 16, 1992 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 4622 Senate Apr 08, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 4622 Senate Apr 06, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Local and Uncontested Calendar without reference 4622 House Apr 02, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 4622 House Apr 01, 1992 Read second time 4622 House Mar 26, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 171 OF 1967, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LAURENS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS FIFTY-FIVE AND FIFTY-SIX AND THE ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGETS AND TAX LEVY THEREFOR, SO AS TO REVISE THE AUTHORIZED ANNUAL TAX LEVIES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A SPECIFIED USE OF CERTAIN OF THE MILLAGE LEVIED IN 1992 FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT FIFTY-FIVE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Authorized millage levy revised
SECTION 1. Section 1 of Act 171 of 1967, as last amended by Act 241 of 1983, is further amended to read:
"Section 1. On or before the first day of July for each year, the boards of trustees of School Districts Fifty-five and Fifty-six in Laurens County shall annually prepare operating budgets and recommend to the county auditor the amount of tax levy necessary to defray the cost of the budgets. The board of trustees of each school district in preparing the budgets may grant to teachers fringe benefits, in lieu of salaries, in forms as it may determine. Certified copies of the budgets signed by a majority of the boards of trustees of the districts must be filed with the auditor and treasurer. Copies of the budget must also be furnished to the county legislative delegation and a summary of the budgets published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district. For each tax year, an annual uniform millage for operating purposes must be levied on all taxable property in School Districts Fifty-five and Fifty-six of Laurens County. Monies derived from the levy must first be distributed to each school district to provide the amount necessary under the South Carolina Education Finance Act for required local support. Any monies not paid for required local support must be distributed to the school districts according to the current year's one hundred thirty-five day EFA weighted pupil units. School District Fifty-five and School District Fifty-six of Laurens County shall share the forestry funds according to the current year's one hundred thirty-five day EFA weighted pupil units. For the year 1992, the boards of trustees of School Districts Fifty-five and Fifty-six may recommend a tax levy increase of five mills which shall become a part of the base millage authorization of the districts if imposed. After 1992, the boards of trustees of School Districts Fifty-five and Fifty-six may recommend a tax levy increase of up to three mills in any two-year period above the base authorization. A tax increase of more than three mills in any two-year period above the base authorization must be approved at a referendum by the electors of the school districts prior to its levy. The referendum must be ordered by the board of trustees and held at places as the boards may designate in each attendance area of the school districts. Notice must be given by publication in all of the newspapers in the county at least once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to the referendum. The notice must give the date of the referendum, the question to be voted upon, and any other information which would aid the voters to understand the question being presented. The boards shall order the referendum to be held not later than the fourth Tuesday in May. If the recommended levy is approved in the referendum, the county auditor shall levy and the treasurer collect the amount specified.
If the board of trustees of either School District Fifty-five or Fifty-six pursuant to the requirements of Section 59-21-1030 of the 1976 Code increases the millage of their respective district in any year, the millage increase which that board is authorized to recommend without a referendum as provided herein is reduced by a like amount for that year, and the limitation on the total amount of increased millage which the board may recommend without a referendum in any two-year period is also reduced by a like amount."
Use of a portion of millage
SECTION 2. At least two mills of the millage levied in 1992 for School District Fifty-five, if so much be necessary, together with the use of existing funds, must be used to provide for a lecture theater/auditorium for the Hickory Tavern School to replace the auditorium at the school which was destroyed by fire.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
In the Senate House April 30, 1992.
Nick A. Theodore,
President of the Senate
Robert J. Sheheen,
Speaker of the House of
Approved the 4th day of May, 1992.
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.,
Printer's Date -- June 1, 1992 -- S.