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4899Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000411Primary Sponsor: CampsenAll Sponsors: Campsen, Harrell, Limehouse and WhatleyDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\21183htc00.docResiding Body: HouseDate of Last Amendment: 20000524Subject: Charleston County School Districts, Trustees to submit budget for review by; county council may levy tax millageHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000531 Debate interrupted House 20000530 Debate interrupted House 20000525 Debate interrupted House 20000524 Debate interrupted House 20000524 Amended House 20000517 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 20000518 House 20000503 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 20000510 House 20000426 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 20000503 House 20000419 Request for debate by Representative Seithel Mack Whatley House 20000419 Reconsidered vote whereby read second time House 20000418 Read second time ------ 20000417 Scrivener's error corrected House 20000413 Charleston Delegation report: 97 HLD Favorable House 20000411 Introduced, read first time, 97 HLD referred to Charleston Delegation Versions of This Bill Revised on April 13, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 17, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 24, 2000 - Word format
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Amt. No. 7 (Doc. Name council\ggs\amend\22607AC00.doc)
May 24, 2000
S. Printed 4/13/00--H.
Read the first time April 11, 2000.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4899), to amend Act 340 of 1967, as amended, relating to the Charleston County School District, so as to require the Board of Trustees of the Charleston School District to submit its proposed budgets, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
H.B. LIMEHOUSE III, for Committee.
TO AMEND ACT 340 OF 1967, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CHARLESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SUBMIT ITS PROPOSED BUDGETS TO THE COUNTY COUNCIL FOR REVIEW ON OR BEFORE JUNE THIRTIETH OF EACH YEAR, TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY COUNCIL TO COMMENT AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET TO WHICH THE BOARD MUST RESPOND IN WRITING WHILE LEAVING AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THESE COMMENTS OR RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN THE BOARD'S DISCRETION, TO DEVOLVE FROM THE CHARLESTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION TO THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL THE AUTHORITY TO LEVY IN EXCESS OF NINETY MILLS IN PROPERTY TAXES FOR SCHOOL OPERATIONS, AND TO REQUIRE THIS APPROVAL BY ORDINANCE.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 10 of Act 340 of 1967, as last amended by Act 1602 of 1972, is further amended to read:
"Section 10. The Board of Trustees of the Charleston School District shall prepare and submit to the Charleston County Council
Legislative Delegation, as information, on or before the fifteenth day of August June thirtieth of each year beginning in 1968 a proposed budget its complete proposed budgets for the ensuing school year. Council shall review the budgets and may offer comments or recommendations to which the board must respond in writing. The board shall respond in a timely manner to requests made by council in the course of its review of these budgets. Acceptance or rejection of county council's comments or recommendations are at the discretion of the board. In order to obtain funds for school purposes the board is authorized to impose an annual tax levy , commencing in 1968, not to exceed ninety mills, exclusive of any millage imposed for bond debt service. A tax levy for any year exceeding ninety mills must be approved by county council by ordinance. In the event If the board determines that the annual tax levy should exceed ninety mills, the board shall hold a public hearing on the question at least two weeks prior to before submitting such the request to the legislative delegation county council. Notice of such the public hearing shall must be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, and shall must state the date, time, and place of the hearing as well as a clearly worded statement of the requested annual tax levy. Upon certification by the board approval by county council of a tax levy exceeding ninety mills, county council shall certify to the county auditor of the tax levy to be imposed, and the auditor shall levy and the county treasurer shall collect the millage so certified upon all taxable property in the district.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the board may increase the millage cap to 99 mils for the 2000-2001 school year and may increase the millage cap above that provided for in this section in subsequent years if necessary to comply with the Education Improvement Act. Additionally, the board must comply with the Commission on Higher Education's audit recommendations."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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