Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4738Ratification Number: 602Act Number: 492Primary Sponsor: GambleType of Legislation: GBSubject: Midlands Technical College CommissionDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940526Computer Document Number: PT/1022DW.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940714Introduced Date: 19940215Date of Last Amendment: 19940322Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940714Last History Type: Act No. 492Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Gamble Waites Koon Cromer Sturkie Stuart Wright Quinn Riser Neal Harrison Byrd Rogers J. BrownType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4738 ------ 19940714 Act No. 492 4738 ------ 19940714 Signed by Governor 4738 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 602 4738 Senate 19940526 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 4738 Senate 19940525 Read second time 4738 Senate 19940524 Recalled from Committee, 04 placed on Calendar 4738 Senate 19940324 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to Committee 4738 House 19940323 Read third time, sent to Senate 4738 House 19940322 Amended, read second time 4738 House 19940215 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A492, R602, H4738)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-53-1710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE COMMISSION, INCREASE THE TERM OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION FROM THREE TO FOUR YEARS, PROVIDE THAT A MEMBER MAY NOT SERVE MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE TERMS AND PROVIDE THAT ANY MEMBER MAY BE REMOVED BY THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY FOR NEGLECT OF DUTY, MISCONDUCT, OR MALFEASANCE IN OFFICE AFTER BEING GIVEN A WRITTEN STATEMENT OF REASONS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Midlands Technical College Commission, composition, etc.
SECTION 1. Section 59-53-1710 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-53-1710. There is created, as an administrative agency of Richland and Lexington Counties, the Midlands Technical College Commission. The commission is composed of twelve members who must be appointed by the Governor for a term of four years as follows: eight members must be appointed upon the recommendation of a majority of the legislative delegation representing Richland County, and four members must be appointed upon the recommendation of a majority of the legislative delegation representing Lexington County. Members may not serve more than two consecutive terms. A member serving on July 1, 1994, may serve until the expiration of the term for which he was elected and may serve two additional terms. If a vacancy occurs a successor must be appointed in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term. Any member may be removed by the appointing authority for neglect of duty, misconduct, or malfeasance in office after being given a written statement of reasons and an opportunity to be heard. Members serve until their successors are appointed and qualify, but any delay in appointing a successor does not extend the term of the succession. The members of the commission shall receive per diem as provided for members of boards, commissions, and committees and actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. As soon as the initial appointments have been made, the commission shall elect from its membership a chairman, a vice chairman, a treasurer, and a secretary to serve for terms of two years and until their successors are elected and qualify. The office of chairman must be rotated among the representatives of the two counties. If the office of chairman becomes vacant, a successor must be elected for the remainder of the term and must be from the members representing the same county as the former chairman. The same rotation must be applied to the office of vice chairman, but the practice of rotating the office of vice chairman may be dispensed with if, by three-fourths vote, the commission finds that the rotation is impracticable."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of July, 1994.