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A128, R88, S10
Sponsors: Senators Ravenel, Mescher and Grooms
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gjk\20005sd03.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 646, 3565
Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2003
Introduced in the House on April 22, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on May 27, 2003
Became law without Governor's signature, June 4, 2003
Summary: Charleston County School Trustees, partisan election
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/4/2002 Senate Prefiled 12/4/2002 Senate Placed on Local and Uncontested Calendar 1/14/2003 Senate Intd. & placed on local & uncontested cal. w/o reference SJ-25 2/20/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-12 2/20/2003 Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-12 4/16/2003 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-34 4/22/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-16 4/22/2003 House Referred to Charleston Delegation HJ-16 5/20/2003 House Delegation report: Favorable Charleston Delegation HJ-4 5/22/2003 House Rejected HJ-16 5/22/2003 House Roll call Yeas-7 Nays-7 HJ-17 5/22/2003 House Reconsidered HJ-19 5/22/2003 House Read second time HJ-19 5/22/2003 House Roll call Yeas-7 Nays-6 HJ-19 5/27/2003 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-12 5/28/2003 Ratified R 88 6/4/2003 Became law without Governor's signature 6/23/2003 Copies available 6/23/2003 Effective date 06/04/03 10/23/2003 Act No. 128
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A128, R88, S10)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 340 OF 1967, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES IN PARTISAN INSTEAD OF NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS BEGINNING IN 2004 AND FOR THE NOMINATION, TERMS, AND ELECTION PROCEDURES OF CANDIDATES FOR THESE OFFICES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2 A. of Act 340 of 1967, as last amended by Act 936 of 1970, is further amended to read:
"Section 2 A. The election of the members of the board of trustees must be by partisan election beginning in 2004. Successors to members of the board whose terms expire in 2004 and thereafter shall be elected on a partisan basis as provided herein for terms of four years each. Beginning in 2004, candidates may be nominated for office in the manner provided by law, and candidates must be elected at the general election and the primary election, respectively, according to the provisions of Title 7 of the 1976 Code, mutatis mutandis.
All other provisions of law relating to election of these school trustees including areas from which members must be elected by the qualified electors of the county shall continue to apply except for provisions of law relating to the nonpartisan election of such trustees. Present members of the board elected on a nonpartisan basis whose terms expire after 2004 shall continue to serve in office but shall declare their political affiliation by affidavit filed with the Charleston County Election Commission. Nothing herein prevents a current trustee elected on a nonpartisan basis from offering and being elected as a partisan candidate."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 28th day of May, 2003.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/4/03.
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