Current Status Bill Number:
4148Ratification Number: 186Act Number: 179Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970514Primary Sponsor: BoanAll Sponsors: Boan and HodgesDrafted Document Number: pt\1272dw.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970522Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19970611Subject: Lancaster County school districts, tax levy authority for school operating purposes devolved from county council to
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970918 Act No. A179 ------ 19970611 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19970604 Ratified R186 Senate 19970522 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19970521 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 19970522 Senate 19970520 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19970516 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970515 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19970514 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A179, R186, H4148)
AN ACT TO DEVOLVE THE AUTHORITY TO LEVY TAXES FOR SCHOOL OPERATING EXPENSES FROM THE GOVERNING BODY OF LANCASTER COUNTY TO THE LANCASTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO PROVIDE A LIMITATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR A REFERENDUM TO EXCEED THE LIMITATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Devolution of taxing authority
SECTION 1. (A) The authority to levy taxes for school operating expenses is devolved from the governing body of Lancaster County to the Lancaster County School District.
(B) This levy may not be increased more than five mills in a year over that amount levied for the preceding year without the approval of the qualified electors of the district in a referendum. If the levy is within the limits authorized by this act, the county auditor shall levy and the treasurer shall collect the millage specified.
(C) This referendum must be ordered by the board of trustees of the district.
(D) Notice of the referendum must be given in a newspaper of general circulation in the district at least one week for two consecutive weeks before the referendum. The notice must give the date of the referendum and the question on which to be voted.
(E) A referendum conducted pursuant to the provisions of this act may not be held later than the thirty-first day of July.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/11/97.