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4402Ratification Number: 468Act Number: 4 of 2003Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020108Primary Sponsor: VaughnAll Sponsors: Vaughn, Merrill, Altman, Rodgers, Walker, LeachDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11023ac02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020605Date of Last Amendment: 20020529Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 20030116Subject: County boards of social services, a legislative delegation has authority to terminateHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20030206 Act No. A4 of 2003 ------ 20030116 Became Law without Governor's signature ------ 20020606 Ratified R468 House 20020605 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020529 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20020411 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20020404 Polled out of Committee: Favorable 08 SG Senate 20020312 Introduced, read first time, 08 SG referred to Committee House 20020308 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020307 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 20020227 Request for debate by Representative Whipper Rutherford Mack Coates Howard Cobb- Hunter Breeland Bales House 20020226 Co-Sponsor removed (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Meacham- Richardson House 20020222 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Meacham- Richardson ------ 20020222 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020221 Committee report: Favorable 27 H3M House 20020109 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Leach House 20020108 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee House 20011205 Prefiled, referred to Committee 27 H3M Versions of This Bill Revised on February 21, 2002 - Word format Revised on February 22, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 4, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 11, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 29, 2002 - Word format
(A4, R468, H4402 of 2002)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 43-3-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COUNTY BOARDS OF SOCIAL SERVICES, WHICH SERVE IN AN ADVISORY CAPACITY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, HAS THE AUTHORITY TO TERMINATE A COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES, BY WRITTEN RESOLUTION, BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE BASED ON WEIGHTED VOTING PERCENTAGES OF THE DELEGATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
County boards of social services; county legislative delegation may terminate the board
SECTION 1. Section 43-3-10 of the 1976 Code, as amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 43-3-10. (A) There is created in each county of the State a county department of social services, referred to in Chapters 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 as the county department, and in each county a county board of social services, referred to in Chapters 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 as the county board, to be composed of not less than three nor more than nine members. Each county board serves in an advisory capacity to the director of the county department of social services. The members of each county board must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of a majority, including the Senator, of the county legislative delegation. The terms of the members are for three years and until their successors have been appointed and qualify. In case of a vacancy caused by death, removal, resignation, or otherwise, the vacancy must be filled as provided in this section, but only for the unexpired term.
In Berkeley County, appointments made pursuant to this section are governed by the provisions of Act 159 of 1995.
In Dorchester County, appointments made pursuant to this section are governed by the provisions of Act 512 of 1996.
In Georgetown County, appointments made pursuant to this section are governed by the provisions of Act 515 of 1996.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (A), a county legislative delegation, in its sole discretion, has the authority, by written resolution, to terminate its respective county board of social services by a two-thirds vote, based on weighted voting percentages of the county legislative delegation."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of June, 2002.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 1/16/03.
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