Current Status Bill Number:
4743Ratification Number: 392Act Number: 340Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960313Primary Sponsor: CottyAll Sponsors: Cotty, Sheheen, Riser and WitherspoonDrafted Document Number: pt\2351dw.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960509Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960520Subject: Watershed conservation district governing body
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960606 Act No. A340 ------ 19960520 Signed by Governor ------ 19960514 Ratified R392 Senate 19960509 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960507 Read second time Senate 19960502 Recalled from Committee, 01 SANR placed on the Calendar Senate 19960423 Introduced, read first time, 01 SANR referred to Committee House 19960418 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960417 Read second time House 19960410 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19960313 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A340, R392, H4743)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 48-11-100, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION AND ELECTION OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF A WATERSHED CONSERVATION DISTRICT, SO AS TO CHANGE THE METHOD BY WHICH A CANDIDATE FOR WATERSHED DIRECTOR BECOMES QUALIFIED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Election of watershed director; method of qualification changed
SECTION 1. Section 48-11-100(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"(B) The first directors of the watershed conservation district after the district has been created must be elected in a nonpartisan election conducted by the county election commission when county officers are elected in the general election. To be placed on the ballot each candidate shall submit to the county election commission a declaration of candidacy not later than noon, September 1, or if this date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, not later than noon the following Monday. If a watershed district lies in more than one county the required declaration of candidacy must be filed with the State Election Commission. This election must be conducted pursuant to Title 7, mutatis mutandis, except as otherwise provided in this section. The five elected directors, under the general supervision of the board of commissioners of the soil and water conservation district, are the governing body of the watershed conservation district."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 20th day of May, 1996.