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5196Ratification Number: 418Act Number: 440Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020425Primary Sponsor: KlauberAll Sponsors: Klauber, Carnell and ParksDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1879dw02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020523Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 20020606Subject: Greenwood County, special tax district createdHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021017 Act No. A440 ------ 20020606 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 20020530 Ratified R418 Senate 20020523 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020522 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day Senate 20020501 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 20020501 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020430 Read second time House 20020425 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 25, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 1, 2002 - Word format
(A440, R418, H5196)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY OF GREENWOOD COUNTY TO CONVERT A SUBDISTRICT CREATED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF ACT 441 OF 1959, WHICH CREATED THE GREENWOOD METROPOLITAN DISTRICT, TO A SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT, TRANSFER ALL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF A SUBDISTRICT TO THE SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT, DISSOLVE THE TAX DISTRICT AT THE REQUEST OF ITS COMMISSIONERS, AND REFUND CERTAIN EXCESS AMOUNTS OF MONIES TO THE TAXPAYERS WHO OWN PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Authority to convert or merge subdistrict to a special tax district; refunds authorized
SECTION 1. (A) The governing body of Greenwood County may, by ordinance, convert a subdistrict created by the Greenwood Metropolitan District pursuant to Act 441 of 1959 to a special tax district pursuant to Section 4-9-30(5) of the 1976 Code. If a special tax district already exists with identical boundaries as a subdistrict, the ordinance may merge the subdistrict into the special tax district so that the special tax district is the surviving entity. The powers conferred in this act may be exercised by the governing body of Greenwood County without regard to the requirements of sub-subitems (i), (ii), or (iii) of Section 4-9-30(5)(a).
(B) When a subdistrict created by the Greenwood Metropolitan District pursuant to Act 441 of 1959 is converted to or merged into a special tax district, all property and funds belonging to the subdistrict shall become the property of the special tax district.
(C) At the request of the commissioners of a special tax district, the governing body of Greenwood County may, upon finding by resolution that there are no longer services being performed by the tax district, dissolve the special tax district.
(D) At the request of the commissioners of a special tax district the governing body of Greenwood County may, upon finding by resolution that the funds held by the special tax district are in excess of the amounts reasonably needed to provide the services of the special tax district, or upon dissolution of a special tax district as provided in this act, may refund these funds to the taxpayers of the district by reducing or crediting the millage assessed for the special tax district on the bill issued for ad valorem property taxes for the following calendar year. These refunds belong to the owner or owners of the parcels against which this millage is levied or credited at the time the refund is applied.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 30th day of May, 2002.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/6/02.
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