Current Status Bill Number:
4101Ratification Number: 248Act Number: 178Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970501Primary Sponsor: EdgeAll Sponsors: Edge, Kelley, Keegan, Witherspoon and BarfieldDrafted Document Number: gjk\20590sd.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970605Date of Last Amendment: 19970604Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19970615Subject: Horry County Education Board, election provisions for chairman; Schools and School Districts
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970918 Act No. A178 ------ 19970615 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19970609 Ratified R248 House 19970605 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19970604 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19970529 Read second time Senate 19970527 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19970523 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970522 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19970522 Amended House 19970521 Recalled from Horry Delegation 97 HLD House 19970501 Introduced, read first time, 97 HLD referred to Horry DelegationView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A178, R248, H4101)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 287 OF 1989, RELATING TO THE HORRY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING IN 1998, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD SHALL CONSTITUTE A TWELFTH SEPARATE SEAT ON THE BOARD, AND THE CHAIRMAN SHALL BE ELECTED BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY AT LARGE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF CHAIRMAN SHALL BE FILLED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Chairman to be elected
SECTION 1. Section 1(D) of Act 287 of 1989 is amended to read:
"(D) The board shall elect a chairman and those other officers it considers necessary from among its membership for terms as officers as set by the board; provided, that beginning in 1998, the office of chairman of the board shall constitute a twelfth separate seat on the board. The chairman at the 1998 general election and at the general election every four years thereafter shall be elected for a term of four years and until his successor is elected and qualifies by the qualified electors of the county at large. A person desiring to be elected chairman must specifically file for this office. If a vacancy occurs in the office of chairman, it shall be filled at the next regularly scheduled general election for a full term, irrespective of the remaining time in the unexpired term. Until the vacancy in the office of chairman is filled, the vice-chairman of the board shall perform the duties of the chairman."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/15/97.