Current Status Bill Number:
4079Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950412Primary Sponsor: GovanAll Sponsors: Govan, Felder, Cobb-Hunter, Stuart, Sharpe and Moody-LawrenceDrafted Document Number: pt\1701dw.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Public Service Authority Board, Orangeburg County
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950426 Referred to Committee 25 HJ House 19950426 Recalled from Committee 26 HLCI House 19950412 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 58-31-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY, SO AS TO APPOINT A MEMBER OF THE BOARD FROM ORANGEBURG COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of Section 58-31-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Such Public Service Authority shall consist of a board of eleven twelve directors to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate as follows: One from each congressional district of the State; one from each of the counties of Horry, Berkeley, Orangeburg, and Georgetown and two shall be from the State at large, one of whom shall must be chairman and the other of whom shall have had experience with the operations of rural electric cooperatives. Each director shall serve for a term of seven years and until his successor is appointed and qualifies, except that the present directors, including the chairman, shall serve until their terms of office expire and the directors first appointed from Horry, Berkeley, and Georgetown Counties shall be appointed for terms of five, six, and seven years respectively as determined by lot, such terms to commence May 19, 1974. The first director appointed from Orangeburg County shall serve a term of seven years. At the expiration of the term of each director and of each succeeding director the Governor shall appoint with the advice and consent of the Senate a successor, who shall hold office for a term of seven years, or until his successor has been appointed and qualified. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the office of a director by death, resignation or otherwise, the Governor shall appoint his successor, only with the advice and consent of the Senate and he shall hold office for the unexpired term. No director shall receive a salary for services as director until the Authority is in funds, but each director shall must be paid his actual expense in the performance of his duties hereunder as provided in this chapter, the same to be advanced from the contingent fund of the Governor until such time as the Public Service Authority is in funds, at which time the contingent fund shall must be reimbursed. After the Public Service Authority is in funds, the compensation and expenses of each member of the board shall must be paid from such funds, and the same shall must be fixed by the advisory board hereinafter established in this section. Members of the board of directors may be removed for cause by the advisory board or a majority thereof of it. No member of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina shall be is eligible for appointment as director of the Public Service Authority during the term of his office. Not more than two members from the same county shall serve as directors at any time."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.