Current Status Bill Number:
3370Ratification Number: 16Act Number: 168Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950125Primary Sponsor: AskinsAll Sponsors: AskinsDrafted Document Number: GJK\21277SD.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950203Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950307Subject: Florence County school district No. 5
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950307 Act No. A168 ------ 19950307 Signed by Governor ------ 19950302 Ratified R16 Senate 19950203 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950202 Unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19950203 Senate 19950202 Read second time Senate 19950131 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19950127 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950126 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19950126 Read second time House 19950125 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A168, R16, H3370)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 250 OF 1991, RELATING TO ELECTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 5, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE BOARD RATHER THAN THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION FOR FLORENCE COUNTY SHALL CONDUCT THE ELECTIONS AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY MEMBER OF THE BOARD MUST RECUSE HIMSELF INVOLVING MATTERS PERTAINING TO HIS ELECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Board to conduct elections
SECTION 1. Section 4 of Act 250 of 1991 is amended to read:
"Section 4. Elections for trustees for School District 5 shall be held on the second Tuesday in September of each year. The election shall be conducted by the board. A notice of the election shall be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the school district at least once, thirty days prior to the close of the filing period. The advertisement shall state the purpose of the election, the method for filing statements of candidacy, dates of the opening and closing of the filing period, place of filing, and the voting places for the election.
The board shall conduct the election at the Johnsonville High School within the district. Such election shall be conducted as nearly as practicable in accordance with the general law regulating general elections in this State. The board shall rule on any irregularity in the election. Any member of the board must recuse himself involving matters pertaining to his election. Each seat of trustee in School District 5 shall constitute a separate seat and shall be numbered separately beginning with the number one through the number seven, and no person shall be declared elected unless he receives a majority of the votes cast in the election for the seat for which he is a candidate. In case no such candidate receives a majority of the votes cast in the election for such seat, a second election between the two receiving the highest number of votes who do not withdraw shall be held within thirty days after the first election. Provided, that if only one candidate remains he shall be declared elected. Notice thereof shall be advertised at least one week prior thereto and shall be conducted in like manner as the first election by the county election commission.
The initial election for seat 1 shall be filled from single-member district 1 in 1994.
The initial election for seat 2 shall be filled from single-member district 2 in 1992.
The initial election for seat 3 shall be filled from single-member district 3 in 1993.
The initial election for seat 4 shall be filled from single-member district 4 in 1994.
The initial election for seat 5 shall be filled by an at-large election in 1992.
The initial election for seat 6 shall be filled by an at-large election in 1993.
The initial election for seat 7 shall be filled by an at-large election in 1994.
All trustees shall serve three-year terms.
Any member serving as trustee on the effective date of this act, whose term expires before the initial elections are to be held to fill such seats, shall continue to serve until elections are held and a trustee is elected and qualified."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 7th day of March, 1995.