South Carolina General Assembly
114th Session, 2001-2002

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Bill 764


Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter


                    Current Status

Bill Number:                      764
Type of Legislation:              General Bill GB
Introducing Body:                 Senate
Introduced Date:                  20010621
Primary Sponsor:                  Branton
All Sponsors:                     Branton, Mescher, Matthews, Passailaigue, 
                                  Ford, Ravenel and Grooms
Drafted Document Number:          l:\council\bills\pt\1609sd01.doc
Residing Body:                    Senate
Current Committee:                Judiciary Committee 11 SJ
Subject:                          Annexation of portion of Charleston 
                                  County to Dorchester County by altering of 
                                  lines; Political Subdivisions, Zoning


                        History

Body    Date      Action Description                     Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  ______________________________________ _______ ____________
Senate  20010621  Introduced, read first time,           11 SJ
                  referred to Committee


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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-3-235 SO AS TO ALTER THE LINES OF CHARLESTON AND DORCHESTER COUNTIES BY ANNEXING A CERTAIN PORTION OF CHARLESTON COUNTY TO DORCHESTER COUNTY AND MAKE PROVISIONS FOR LEGAL RECORDS.

Whereas, the governing bodies of Dorchester and Charleston counties have no objection to a change in the county lines of both counties; and

Whereas, Section 7, Article VII of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, requires before any county line is altered the question must be submitted to the qualified electors of the territory proposed to be taken from one county and given to another; and

Whereas, at this time there are no inhabitants in the territory proposed to be taken from Charleston County and given to Dorchester County; and

Whereas, the South Carolina Attorney General has issued an opinion, Op. Atty. Gen., 90-67 (November 21, 1990), which concludes that when there are no inhabitants and therefore no qualified electors in the territory being moved from one county to another no election is required to move a county line between two counties. Now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 4-3-235. (A)(1) The following described portion of Charleston County is transferred and annexed to Dorchester County:

Commencing at a point in the centerline of Dorchester Road at its intersection with Club Course Drive, being the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence turning and running N4113'20"E for a distance of 810' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 472.45' (said curve having a radius of 584.23', being subtended by a chord bearing N1803'20"E, a chord distance of 459.68') to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 690.10' (said curve having a radius of 924.90', being subtended by a chord bearing S1615'50"W, a chord distance of 674.20') to a point; thence turning and running N3738'17"E for a distance of 308' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 391.81' (said curve having a radius of 792.39', being subtended by a chord bearing N2328'22"E, a chord distance of 387.83') to a point; thence turning and running N0918'20"E for a distance of 230' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 560.58' (said curve having a radius of 635.48', being subtended by a chord bearing S3434'37"W, a chord distance of 542.58') to a point; thence turning and running N5950'54"E for a distance of 744.20' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 771.96' (said curve having a radius of 1194.37', being subtended by a chord bearing N4119'57"E, a chord distance of 758.59') to a point; thence turning and running N2249'00"E for a distance of 539.24' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 494.54' (said curve having a radius of 2527.36', being subtended by a chord bearing N1712'40"E, a chord distance of 493.75') to a point; thence turning and running N1043'52"E for a distance of 77.13' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, an arc distance of 138.97' (said curve having a radius of 241.81', being subtended by a chord bearing N0543'58"W, a chord distance of 137.06') to a point; thence turning and running N2119'22"W for a distance of 128.66' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 262.11' (said curve having a radius of 302.96', being subtended by a chord bearing S0327'44"W, a chord distance of 254.01') to a point; thence turning and running N2814'50"E for a distance of 102.23' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 123.91' (said curve having a radius of 175.00', being subtended by a chord bearing N0757'48"E, a chord distance of 121.33') to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 82.47' (said curve having a radius of 726.22', being subtended by a chord bearing N1534'25"W, a chord distance of 82.43') to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 73.40' (said curve having a radius of 175.00', being subtended by a chord bearing N3050'31"W, a chord distance of 72.86') to a point; thence turning and running N4251'25"W for a distance of 110.64' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 76.31' (said curve having a radius of 200.00', being subtended by a chord bearing S3155'37"E, a chord distance of 75.84') to a point; thence turning and running N6540'05"E for a distance of 798.20' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, an arc distance of 385.10' (said curve having a radius of 578.11', being subtended by a chord bearing S8445'05"W, a chord distance of 378.02') to a point; thence turning and running S7609'55"E for a distance of 120.00' to a point; thence turning and running S7610'04"E for a distance of 120.66' to a point; thence turning and running S7609'55"E for a distance of 324.33' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 215.14' (said curve having a radius of 418.87', being subtended by a chord bearing N8907'13"E, a chord distance of 212.78') to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, the arc distance of 239.31' (said curve having a radius of 1286.89', being subtended by a chord bearing S7943'59"W, a chord distance of 238.96') to a point; thence turning and running N8503'37"E for a distance of 283.86' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, an arc distance of 356.09' (said curve having a radius of 987.21', being subtended by a chord bearing N7443'37"E, a chord distance of 354.16') to a point; thence turning and running N6423'37"E for a distance of 203.00' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, an arc distance of 211.70' (said curve having a radius of 315.91', being subtended by a chord bearing N7443'37"E, a chord distance of 207.76') to a point; thence turning and running N2559'49"E for a distance of 155.33' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, an arc distance of 159.93' (said curve having a radius 2261.60', being subtended by a chord bearing S2801'23"W, a chord distance of 159.90') to a point; thence turning and running N3002'56" for a distance of 240.20' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, an arc distance of 215.51' (said curve having a radius of 436.57', being subtended by a chord bearing S4411'28", a chord distance of 213.33') to a point; thence turning and running N5820'00"E for a distance of 58.11' to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, an arc distance of 118.10' (said curve having a radius of 271.65', being subtended by a chord bearing S7047'19"W, a chord distance of 117.18') to a point; thence turning and running along an arc of a curve, an arc distance of 148.45' (said curve having a radius of 523.85', being subtended by a chord bearing N7345'49"E, a chord distance of 147.95') to a point; thence turning and running N6417'00"E for a distance of 245' to a point; thence turning and running along the arc of a curve, an arc distance of 409.38' (said curve having a radius of 282.66', being subtended by a chord bearing N2247'30"E, a chord distance of 374.53') to a point; thence turning and running along the arc of a curve, an arc distance of 149.68' (said curve having a radius of 372.44', being subtended by a chord bearing N2709'29"W, a chord distance of 148.67') to a point; thence turning and running along the arc of a curve, an arc distance of 310.77' (said curve having a radius of 351.57', being subtended by a chord bearing N6420'19"W, a chord distance of 300.75') to a point; thence turning and running N3959'28"W for a distance of 391.62' to a point, being the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; FROM THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING, thence turning and running North 8952'07" East for a distance of 561.19' to a point; thence turning and running North 8952'07"East for a distance of 103.81' to a point; thence turning and running South 8854'41" East for a distance of 46.20' to a point; thence turning and running South 8854'41" East for a distance of 209.71' to a point; thence turning and running South 8854'41" East for a distance of 716.30' to a point; thence turning and running South 3915'24" West for a distance of 1225.94' to a point; thence turning and running South 3631'52" West for a distance of 40' to a point; thence turning and running North 3959'28" West for a distance of 1303.09' to a point, being the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING.

Said tract measures and contains 18.728 acres of land, more or less, and is more clearly shown on a plat by George A.Z. Johnson, Jr., Inc., dated December 13, 2000.

(2) The proper proportion of the existing Charleston County indebtedness of the area transferred must be assumed by Dorchester County.

(B) Upon application, the clerk of court, register of deeds, sheriff, and probate judge of Charleston County shall furnish certified copies of any judgment roll, entry on abstract of judgment book, will, record, execution, decree, deed, mortgage, or other papers signed or recorded in the office of such officers, upon payment of proper fees and when this certified copy is filed or recorded in the proper office of Dorchester County, it has the same force and effect in Dorchester County that it had in Charleston County and any record not transferred shall continue in force and effect, and each has the same force and effect in Dorchester County as if it had been transferred and made a record in the proper office in Dorchester County."

SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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