Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1231Primary Sponsor: Greg SmithType of Legislation: GBSubject: Georgetown County school district trusteesResiding Body: SenateComputer Document Number: PT/1072DW.94Introduced Date: 19940302Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940302Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceScope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: Greg Smith McGillType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 1231 Senate 19940302 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
March 2, 1994
L. Printed 3/2/94--S.
Read the first time March 2, 1994.
TO PROVIDE THAT TRUSTEES OF THE GEORGETOWN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST BE ELECTED IN A NONPARTISAN ELECTION HELD AT THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS MAY BECOME CANDIDATES BY FILING A STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY, AND TO PROVIDE THE METHOD OF DETERMINING RESULTS AND THE DATE THE TRUSTEES TAKE OFFICE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) Beginning with the 1994 election, the trustees of the Georgetown County School District must be elected in a nonpartisan election held at the time of the general election. All persons desiring to qualify as a candidate shall file written notice of candidacy with the county election commission at least sixty days before the date set for the election but not earlier than ninety days before the election. The filing fee must be determined by the county election commission. This notice of candidacy must be a sworn statement and must include the candidate's name, age, residence address, voting precinct, and other information the county election commission requires.
(B) The county commissioners of election shall conduct and supervise the elections for trustees of the district in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandis. The commissioners shall prepare the necessary ballots, appoint managers for the voting precincts, and do all things necessary to carry out the elections, including the counting of ballots and declaring the results. The commissioners shall advertise the date of the election ninety days preceding the election in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district and shall publish a second notice thirty days before the election. The costs of the election must be borne by the school district.
(C) The results of the election must be determined in the manner provided in Section 5-15-62 of the 1976 Code for the determination of election results under the nonpartisan election and runoff election method.
(D) The trustees of the district elected in these nonpartisan elections take office one week following certification of their election as provided in Section 59-19-315 of the 1976 Code.
SECTION 2. Trustees of the Georgetown County School District whose terms end after 1994 shall continue to serve until the expiration of their terms, after which their successors must be elected as provided in this act.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.