Current Status Bill Number:
4650Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980218Primary Sponsor: EdgeAll Sponsors: Edge, Barfield, Witherspoon and KelleyDrafted Document Number: gjk\21185sd.98Residing Body: SenateSubject: Horry Education Board, terms and election provisions, Schools and School Districts
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980224 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19980220 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19980219 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19980218 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
February 24, 1998
L. Printed 2/24/98--S.
Read the first time February 24, 1998.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE HORRY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTED IN THE YEAR 2000 ONLY AS PROVIDED BY LAW SHALL SERVE FOR TERMS OF TWO YEARS EACH RATHER THAN FOR TERMS OF FOUR YEARS EACH, AND TO PROVIDE THAT AT THE 2002 GENERAL ELECTION, FOUR-YEAR TERMS MUST BE RESUMED, AND THE BOARD SHALL BE REDUCED TO SEVEN MEMBERS, WITH SIX MEMBERS ELECTED FROM DEFINED SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED AND DRAWN BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE YEAR 2000 CENSUS AND THE SEVENTH MEMBER WHO SHALL CONTINUE TO BE THE CHAIRMAN ELECTED FROM THE COUNTY AT LARGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Act 287 of 1989, members of the Horry County Board of Education elected in the year 2000 only as provided by law shall serve for terms of two years each rather than for terms of four years each. At the 2002 general election, four-year terms must be resumed, and the board shall be reduced to seven members, with six members elected from defined single-member election districts established and drawn based on the results of the year 2000 census for terms of office to be provided by the General Assembly by law. The chairman of the County Board of Education, who shall be the seventh member of the board elected from the county at large, shall also be elected in 2002 in the manner provided by law.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.