Current Status Bill Number:
4725Ratification Number: 321Act Number: 471Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980226Primary Sponsor: CatoAll Sponsors: Cato and VaughnDrafted Document Number: kgh\15467mm.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980318Governor's Action: VDate of Governor's Action: 19980407Action on Governor's Veto: OSubject: Greenville County Hospital District, Upper; disbursement of excess funds provided; Medical, Bonds or Notes
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980910 Act No. A471 Senate 19980415 Veto overridden House 19980415 Veto overridden ------ 19980407 Vetoed by Governor ------ 19980401 Ratified R321 Senate 19980318 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19980317 Unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, 19980318 Senate 19980317 Read second time Senate 19980311 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19980310 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19980302 Read second time House 19980226 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A471, R321, H4725)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR DISBURSEMENT OF EXCESS FUNDS COLLECTED BY THE UPPER GREENVILLE COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT BY WAY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AUTHORIZED BY ACT 744 OF 1967 AND ACT 1533 OF 1968 UPON HOLDING OF A PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVAL OF THE DISBURSEMENT PLAN BY THE GREENVILLE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The General Assembly finds that as a result of an excess in the tax collections required by Act 744 of 1967 and Act 1533 of 1968, there now exists in the sinking fund of the Upper Greenville County Hospital District an amount in excess of one hundred eighty thousand dollars. The obligations of the district for bonds required by Act 744 and Act 1533 have been satisfied in full, and the district has no outstanding debts. The taxpayers who contributed to the excess by paying taxes before 1980 cannot be easily identified now, and the amounts refundable to each individual taxpayer, even if identified, would likely be less than the cost of identifying all those individual taxpayers due a refund. It is proper that the excess amounts be returned to those tax districts prescribed by Section 2 of Act 744 of 1967 for the benefit of all the people in those tax districts of Greenville County.
Provides for disbursement of excess funds
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the commissioners of the Upper Greenville County Hospital District shall:
(1) cause a public hearing to be advertised and held within the area composed of the tax districts prescribed in Section 2 of Act 744 of 1967,
to receive public comment and suggestions as to the best methods by which the excess monies collected pursuant to Act 744 of 1967 and Act 1533 of 1968 may be returned to those tax districts for the greatest public good;
(2) define a plan, based on the public input, for the return of the monies to a government or nonprofit agency, or a combination of such agencies, to be used for the benefit of the people in those tax districts, not to exclude capital projects, and offering the greatest good for the taxpayers of those tax districts prescribed in Section 2 of Act 744 of 1967;
(3) after approval of that plan in public session by a majority of the Greenville County Legislative Delegation, disburse all those monies remaining in the sinking fund according to that plan, after deduction of the reasonable costs of advertising and conducting the public hearing.
SECTION 3. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 04/07/98.
Veto overridden by House -- 04/15/98.
Veto overridden by Senate -- 04/15/98.