Current Status Bill Number:
1105Ratification Number: 244Act Number: 527Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960206Primary Sponsor: MartinAll Sponsors: Martin and AlexanderDrafted Document Number: res9899.lamDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960215Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960304Subject: Pickens County school district trustees
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960829 Act No. A527 ------ 19960304 Signed by Governor ------ 19960227 Ratified R244 House 19960215 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19960214 Read second time House 19960213 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 19960208 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19960207 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 19960208 Senate 19960206 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A527, R244, S1105)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1A OF ACT 260 OF 1981, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE NOTICE OF CANDIDACY REQUIRED TO BE FILED SHALL BE FILED NOT LATER THAN TWELVE O'CLOCK NOON ON SEPTEMBER FIRST OR, IF SEPTEMBER FIRST FALLS ON A SUNDAY, NOT LATER THAN TWELVE O'CLOCK NOON ON THE FOLLOWING MONDAY AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE NOTICE OF CANDIDACY SHALL NOT BE FILED EARLIER THAN AUGUST FIRST, OR IF AUGUST FIRST FALLS ON A SUNDAY, NOT EARLIER THAN THE FOLLOWING MONDAY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Filing period revised
SECTION 1. Section 1A of Act 260 of 1981, as last amended by Act 182 of 1995, is further amended to read:
"Section 1A. All persons desiring to qualify as a candidate shall file written notice of their candidacy with the county election commission not later than September first or, if September first falls on a Sunday, not later than the following Monday. A notice of candidacy shall not be filed earlier than August first, or if August first falls on a Sunday, not earlier than the following Monday. This notice of candidacy must be a sworn statement and shall include the candidate's name, age, voting precinct, single-member election district in which the candidate resides if a candidate for a seat on the board from one of the six single-member election districts, seat number the candidate desires to file for if a candidate for one of the three numbered at-large seats on the board, period of residence in the single-member election district or school district as applicable, and any other information the county election commission requires.
At the time of filing written notice of his candidacy with the county election commission, a candidate also shall pay a filing fee equal to one percent of the total salary for the term of this office or one hundred dollars, whichever amount is greater. These filing fees must be used to offset the costs of the elections.
The county commissioners of election shall conduct and supervise all elections for members of the board in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandi. 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 sixty days preceding the election in the newspapers of general circulation published in Pickens County and shall publish a second notice two weeks thereafter. The cost of the elections is borne by Pickens County. The results of the election must be determined in accordance with the nonpartisan plurality method prescribed by Section 5-15-61 of the 1976 Code."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 4th day of March, 1996.