Current Status Bill Number:
1219Ratification Number: 435Act Number: 460Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980429Primary Sponsor: LandAll Sponsors: LandDrafted Document Number: res1680.jclDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980520Date of Last Amendment: 19980514Governor's Action: VDate of Governor's Action: 19980608Action on Governor's Veto: OSubject: Clarendon County Hospital District Board of Trustees, powers revised; Medical
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980910 Act No. A460 Senate 19980616 Veto overridden House 19980616 Veto overridden ------ 19980608 Vetoed by Governor ------ 19980604 Ratified R435 Senate 19980520 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19980515 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 19980514 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19980515 House 19980514 Amended House 19980514 Clarendon Delegation report: 97 HLD Favorable with amendment House 19980513 Introduced, read first time, 97 HLD referred to Clarendon Delegation Senate 19980512 Amended, read third time, sent to House Senate 19980505 Reconsidered vote whereby read third time; placed on the third reading Calendar Senate 19980501 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19980430 Read second time Senate 19980429 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days Senate 19980429 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A460, R435, S1219)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 375 OF 1947, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CLARENDON HOSPITAL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REVISE THE POWERS OF THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND TO PROVIDE THAT EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ARE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON RECOMMENDATION OF A MAJORITY OF THE CLARENDON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Powers of board
SECTION 1. Section 3 of Act 375 of 1947, as last amended by Act 188 of 1991, is further amended to read:
"Section 3. The Clarendon Hospital District Board of Trustees may build, construct, establish, extend, maintain, operate, or lease a hospital and operate related medical services including nursing homes, medical practices, pharmacies, wellness centers, home health services, and other facilities as may be determined by the Clarendon Hospital District Board of Trustees. It may purchase, convey, lease, and hold real estate and other property rights reasonably necessary in its judgment to carry out the purposes of this act. It may loan funds to physicians and other persons or institutions involved in providing medical care. It may purchase, lease, or acquire by gift, or otherwise, land, buildings, or equipment and execute notes, mortgages, and contracts reasonably promotive of the purpose of the acts so that the Clarendon Hospital District may be served by a public hospital and other related medical facilities. The Clarendon Hospital District Trustees may contract with the federal government and its agencies and the State and its political subdivisions. To assist in the accomplishment of the purposes of this act and in addition to all other powers and authority of the Clarendon Hospital District to incur debt as set forth elsewhere in this act, the Clarendon Hospital District may obtain loans from, and issue notes to, banks or other lending institutions or other governmental entities and secure such loans with a pledge of hospital revenues and assets, including mortgaging or granting security interests in real and personal property of the Clarendon Hospital District; provided, such loans:
(a) shall be authorized by a resolution of the board of trustees, without the necessity of obtaining consents or approvals from any other party or entity;
(b) shall be under such terms and conditions as established by the board of trustees; and
(c) shall not require a public bid from such banks or other lending institutions or other government entities."
Appointment of board
SECTION 2. Section 2 of Act 375 of 1947, as last amended by Act 719 of 1990, is further amended to read:
"Section 2. The Clarendon Hospital District is governed by a board of nine members to be known as the Clarendon Hospital District Board of Trustees. The members of the board must be residents of the county, eight of whom must be appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of a majority of the Clarendon County Legislative Delegation. One of the appointed members must be a licensed physician. The chief of the medical staff of the Clarendon Memorial Hospital is a member, ex officio. The terms of appointed members are for five years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. Vacancies must be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. The board shall elect a chairman, a vice-chairman, a secretary, and those other officers as it considers necessary. The board may appoint a treasurer who shall give bond in that amount as the board may require and he shall receive and pay out all monies as directed by the board. The board shall adopt an official seal and shall keep minutes of all meetings and records of all transactions."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 06/08/98.
Veto overridden by Senate -- 06/16/98.
Veto overridden by House -- 06/16/98.