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3240Ratification Number: 295Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010110Primary Sponsor: AltmanAll Sponsors: Altman, Limehouse, Campsen, ScarboroughDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20033htc01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020423Governor's Action: VDate of Governor's Action: 20020509Action on Governor's Veto: SSubject: Charleston County School District Trustees, county council to review budgets and levy tax millage for school operationsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020515 Veto sustained ------ 20020509 Vetoed by Governor ------ 20020508 Ratified R295 Senate 20020423 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020411 Read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 20010220 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 20010216 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010215 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20010216 House 20010214 Charleston Delegation report: Favorable97 HLD House 20010214 Co-Sponsor removed (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Whatley House 20010110 Introduced, read first time, 97 HLD referred to Charleston Delegation Versions of This Bill Revised on February 14, 2001 - Word format Revised on February 20, 2001 - Word format
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AN ACT 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 REQUIRE THE BOARD TO REQUEST A TAX LEVY IN EXCESS OF NINETY MILLS BY A RESOLUTION DIRECTED TO THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL ADOPTED BY AT LEAST A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY ON TWO READINGS AT MEETINGS ON TWO SEPARATE DAYS, 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, TO REQUIRE THIS APPROVAL TO BE EXERCISED BY AN ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY AT LEAST A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY, AND TO REQUIRE THE BOARD TO PROVIDE COUNCIL WITH THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION THE COUNCIL REQUESTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE REQUEST.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
School budget; millage
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 on or before June thirtieth of each year its complete proposed budgets for the ensuing school year. In order to obtain funds for school purposes the board is authorized to impose an annual tax levy not to exceed ninety mills, exclusive of any millage imposed for bond debt service. 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 before submitting the request to the county council. Notice of the public hearing must be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, and must state the date, time, and place of the hearing as well as a clearly worded statement of the requested annual tax levy. A tax levy for any year exceeding ninety mills must be requested by the board by resolution directed to council proposing such a levy adopted by a majority of at least two-thirds of the entire membership of the board, not including any vacancy, on two separate readings of the resolution at meetings on separate days. Upon adoption of such a resolution, the board shall provide to the county council that financial information the council requires with respect to this request. Upon approval by county council of a tax levy exceeding ninety mills, county council shall certify to the county auditor 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.
An ordinance imposing a tax levy in excess of ninety mills must be approved by a majority of at least two-thirds of the entire membership of council, not including any vacancy."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of May, 2002.
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2002.
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