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Sponsors: Reps. Viers, Barfield, Clemmons, Edge, Keegan and Witherspoon
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 273
Introduced in the House on February 4, 2003
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: Creation of countywide school districts; elimination of multiple districts within a county
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/4/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-9 2/4/2003 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-9
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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-150 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ON JULY 1, 2004, THE AREA OF EACH COUNTY OF THIS STATE SHALL ALSO BE CONSTITUTED AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT AND NO COUNTY SHALL BE PERMITTED TO HAVE MULTIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY LOCAL LAW BEFORE JULY 1, 2004, SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE GOVERNANCE, FISCAL AUTHORITY, AND ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ANY COUNTYWIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE NO SUCH PROVISIONS OF LAW NOW APPLY; AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL ACTS OR PARTS OF ACTS RELATING TO ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT WHICH IS NOT A COUNTYWIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT REQUIRED BY SECTION 59-17-150 ARE REPEALED AS OF JULY 1, 2004.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 17, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-17-150. (A) On July 1, 2004, the area of each county of this State shall also be constituted as a school district and no county shall be permitted to have multiple school districts within its boundaries, provided that nothing herein prevents a portion of a county from being a part of a school district in another county.
(B) The General Assembly by local law before July 1, 2004, shall provide for the governance, fiscal authority, and administrative and operational responsibilities for any countywide school district where no such provisions of law now apply."
SECTION 2. All acts or parts of acts relating to any school district which is not a countywide school district required by Section 59-17-150 of the 1976 Code are repealed on July 1, 2004.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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