Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4842Ratification Number: 376Act Number: 592Primary Sponsor: ThomasType of Legislation: GBSubject: Georgetown County school trustees, election ofDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940406Computer Document Number: PT/1071DW.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940420Introduced Date: 19940301Date of Last Amendment: 19940309Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940420Last History Type: Signed by GovernorScope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: Thomas Kennedy SnowType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4842 ------ 19950103 Act No. 592 4842 ------ 19940420 Signed by Governor 4842 ------ 19940414 Ratified R 376 4842 House 19940406 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4842 House 19940323 Debate adjourned upon Senate amendments 4842 House 19940322 Debate adjourned upon Senate amendment 4842 Senate 19940310 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 4842 Senate 19940309 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, March 10, 1994 4842 Senate 19940308 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference 4842 House 19940307 Read third time, sent to Senate 4842 House 19940302 Read second time 4842 House 19940301 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A592, R376, H4842)
AN ACT 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:
Trustees of Georgetown County School District to be elected in nonpartisan elections
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.
(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.
Trustees to continue to serve
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.
Approved the 20th day of April, 1994.