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1205Ratification Number: 347Act Number: 416Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020410Primary Sponsor: PeelerAll Sponsors: PeelerDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11532ac02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020516Date of Last Amendment: 20020515Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 20020529Subject: Cherokee County School District 1, districts from which members elected revised; single member districts decreased from nine to seven; filing fee establishedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021017 Act No. A416 ------ 20020529 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 20020522 Ratified R347 Senate 20020516 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20020515 Amended, read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 20020514 Read second time House 20020509 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 20020514 House 20020508 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 20020509 House 20020430 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 20020508 House 20020424 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 20020430 House 20020423 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 20020418 Amended, read third time, sent to House Senate 20020417 Read second time, notice of general amendments ------ 20020412 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020410 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 10, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 12, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 18, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 23, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 15, 2002 - Word format
(A416, R347, S1205)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 587 OF 1992, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 ARE TO BE ELECTED, SO AS TO DECREASE FROM NINE TO SEVEN THE NUMBER OF SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS, TO PROVIDE THAT THESE DISTRICTS ARE AS SHOWN ON MAP REFERENCE S-21-00-02 COMPILED AND MAINTAINED BY THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL SERVICES OF THE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD, TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS MUST BE ELECTED FROM DISTRICTS 2, 3, 4, AND 6 IN 2002 AND FROM DISTRICTS 1, 5, AND 7 IN 2004, TO REQUIRE SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES TO PAY A TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR FILING FEE TO HELP DEFRAY THE COST OF CONDUCTING THE ELECTION, AND TO DELETE OUT DATED DISTRICTS AND OTHER OUTDATED PROVISIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
School board districts revised; filing fee established
SECTION 1. Section 1 of Act 587 of 1992, as last amended by Act 503 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"Section 1. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning with the 2002 election, the Board of Trustees of Cherokee County School District 1 consists of seven members who must be elected in nonpartisan elections to be held at the same time as the general election in even-numbered years in the manner hereinafter provided. One member of the board must be a resident of and elected from each of the seven defined single-member election districts established in Section 2A of this act. Members of the board shall be elected for four-year terms and until their successors are elected and qualify, except that in 2002, members from Districts 2, 3, 4, and 6 shall be elected and in 2004 members from Districts 1, 5, and 7 shall be elected. Upon the members elected in 2002 taking office, the terms of the present members of the board from Districts 8 and 9 shall expire thereby resulting in a seven-member board. In the event of a vacancy on the board occurring for any reason other than expiration of a term, the board shall call a special election to fill the unexpired term, so long as the vacancy does not occur within ten months of a regular trustee election. In this case, the vacancy must be filled for the unexpired term or for a full term as appropriate at the next regular election. Each member of the board must be elected by the qualified electors of the respective district from which the candidate seeks election. All persons desiring to qualify as a candidate shall file written notice of candidacy with the county election commission, or with the clerk of court on forms furnished by the commission, which forms must be transmitted to the commission by the clerk of court. This notice of candidacy must be a sworn statement and must include the candidate's name, age, residence address, voting precinct, period of residence in the election district from which election is sought, and other information as the county election commission requires. The filing period opens at noon on the second Friday of August of the year in which the nonpartisan election is to be held and closes at noon on the fourth Friday of August of that year.
The county commissioners of election shall conduct and supervise the elections for members of the board in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandis. The commissioners shall prepare the necessary ballots, appoint managers for the voting precincts, and do all things necessary to carry out the elections, including the counting of ballots and declaring the results. The commission shall publish notices of the time, polling places, and purpose of the election in a newspaper of general circulation within the district once a week for at least two successive weeks before the election. The results of the elections must be determined by the nonpartisan plurality method as contained in Section 5-15-61 of the 1976 Code.
The members of the board elected in these nonpartisan elections shall take office one week following certification of their election as provided in Section 59-19-315 of the 1976 Code.
(B) Beginning with the 2002 election, candidates for election to the board shall pay a two hundred dollar filing fee to the county election commission at the time of filing for election which shall be transmitted to the board and held in a special account to offset the cost of these school trustee elections. After the 2002 election, the board by majority vote is authorized to increase this filing fee as and if necessary."
SECTION 2. Section 2 of Act 587 of 1992 is deleted.
Map of districts compiled and maintained by the Budget and Control Board
SECTION 3. Act 587 of 1992, as last amended by Act 503 of 1996, is further amended by adding a new Section 2A to read:
"Section 2A. The seven single-member election districts from which members of the Board of Trustees of Cherokee County School District 1 shall be elected beginning in 2002 are as shown on Map Reference S-21-00-02 compiled and maintained by the Office of Research and Statistical Services of the Budget and Control Board."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 22nd day of May, 2002.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/29/02.
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