Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4845Ratification Number: 627Act Number: 589Primary Sponsor: BaxleyType of Legislation: GBSubject: Darlington County Education BoardDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jun 04, 1992Computer Document Number: BR1/2731.ACGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jul 01, 1992Introduced Date: May 13, 1992Date of Last Amendment: Jun 04, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Oct 07, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 589Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: BaxleyType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4845 ------ Oct 07, 1992 Act No. 589 4845 ------ Jul 01, 1992 Signed by Governor 4845 ------ Jun 04, 1992 Ratified R 627 4845 House Jun 04, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4845 Senate Jun 04, 1992 Amended, read third time, returned with amendment 4845 Senate May 27, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 4845 Senate May 20, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Local and Uncontested Calendar without reference 4845 House May 19, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 4845 House May 14, 1992 Read second time 4845 House May 13, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 748 OF 1978, AS AMENDED, AND AN ACT OF 1992 BEARING RATIFICATION NUMBER 395, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DARLINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DATE THAT THE NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS TAKES EFFECT BY EXTENDING THE EXISTING BOARD COMPOSITION FOR TWO YEARS, UNTIL JANUARY 1, 1995, AND TO MAKE CERTAIN OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY IN A REFERENDUM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Board of Education, Darlington County, composition, election
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of Section 1 of Act 748 of 1978, as last amended by an act of 1992 bearing ratification number 395, is further amended to read:
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective January 1, 1995, the Darlington County School District shall be governed by the Board of Education of Darlington County composed of eight members. All members must be elected in a nonpartisan manner in the general election in the years when members of the South Carolina House of Representatives are elected, commencing with the general election of 1994. The term of office for each member is four years, and each member shall serve until his successor is elected and qualifies for office. The four members elected to Seats One, Three, Five, and Seven, after the 1994 general election, shall serve initial terms of four years, and the remaining four members shall serve initial terms of six years, all until their successors are elected and qualified. Thereafter, all members shall be elected for, and shall serve, terms of four years each. A member's term of office commences on the first day of January next following his election. Vacancies shall be filled by a majority of the remaining members of the board for the unexpired portion of the term only. Each member must be a qualified elector of the election district he represents and, except when filling a vacancy as previously prescribed, must be elected by the qualified electors of that district only. Any person wishing to become a candidate for a seat on the board shall submit his name by noon on September first, or, if September first falls on a Sunday or a legal holiday, by noon on the next regular business day, to the authority which is charged by law with conducting the election, along with any other information that that authority considers necessary, on forms to be provided by the authority. That authority shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county two notices of the election, including its date, the deadline for submitting a name as a candidate, and all other appropriate information regarding the election. The first notice must be published not earlier than thirty days before the deadline for submitting a name as a candidate, and the second notice must be published not later than seven days before the deadline for submitting a name as a candidate."
Termination of current members' terms
SECTION 2. Section 3 of an act of 1992 bearing ratification number 395 is amended to read:
"Section 3. The terms of all members of the Board of Education of Darlington County, chosen and serving in accordance with the provisions of law in effect when this act takes effect, expire at midnight on December 31, 1994."
SECTION 3. Section 4 of an act of 1992 bearing ratification number 395 is amended to read:
"Section 4. The provisions of Sections 2 and 3 of this act and the provisions of Section 1 of this act, except for that portion of Section 1 as specifically set forth in Section 5 below, shall not become effective or implemented until the qualified electors of Darlington County have approved the reduction in the number of members of the Board of Education of Darlington County from twelve to eight, in accordance with the ballot question set forth below. If a majority of the qualified electors voting on the question vote `Reduce to eight members', then the provisions of Sections 2 and 3 and the above-referenced provisions of Section 1 shall become effective and must be implemented.
The referendum provided for in this section must be conducted at the time of the 1992 November general election by the authority charged by law with conducting the general election in Darlington County. That authority shall cause a notice of the referendum, the question, and the date of the referendum to appear in a newspaper of general circulation in the county not earlier than thirty days nor later than fifteen days before the referendum is to be held. The election laws of this State apply to the referendum mutatis mutandis. The authority conducting the referendum shall certify the results thereof in accordance with law and shall publish those results.
The following question shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Darlington County in accordance with the provisions of this section:
`Shall the number of members of the Board of Education of Darlington County remain at twelve (12) as presently set up and continue to be elected from single-member election districts established for the election of Board of Education members or shall the number of members of the Board of Education of Darlington County be reduced to eight (8) with members elected from the same single-member election districts from which the members of the Darlington County Council are elected?
Remain at twelve members currently
Reduce to eight members '."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
In the Senate House June 4, 1992.
Nick A. Theodore,
President of the Senate
Robert J. Sheheen,
Speaker of the House of
Approved the 1st day of July, 1992.
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.,
Printer's Date -- July 10, 1992 -- L.