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A415, R235, H4385
Sponsors: Reps. Chalk and Herbkersman
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Introduced in the House on January 10, 2006
Introduced in the Senate on January 24, 2006
Passed by the General Assembly on February 10, 2006
Governor's Action: February 17, 2006, Signed
Summary: Hilton Head Public Service District No. 1
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/10/2006 House Introduced and read first time HJ-49 1/10/2006 House Referred to Beaufort Delegation HJ-49 1/18/2006 House Recalled from Beaufort Delegation HJ-186 1/19/2006 House Read second time HJ-17 1/19/2006 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-18 1/20/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1 1/24/2006 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on local & uncontested calendar SJ-9 2/9/2006 Senate Read second time SJ-12 2/9/2006 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-12 2/10/2006 Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-1 2/15/2006 Ratified R 235 2/17/2006 Signed By Governor 2/22/2006 Copies available 2/22/2006 Effective date 02/17/06 10/17/2006 Act No. 415
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(A415, R235, H4385)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 596 OF 1969, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE HILTON HEAD NO. 1 PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT IN BEAUFORT COUNTY, SO AS TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF COMMISSIONERS CURRENTLY SERVING BY ONE YEAR SO AS TO HAVE THEIR ELECTION IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Terms extended; election dates
SECTION 1. Section 3(B) of Act 596 of 1969, as last amended by Act 124 of 2003, is further amended to read:
"(B)(1) On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2003, the voters shall elect commissioners for all seats on the district's governing body. Candidates shall file a statement of intention of candidacy with the county board of elections and registration pursuant to Section 7-13-352 of the 1976 Code. Except that for the initial election in 2003, the Beaufort County Election Commission may delay the date for filing the statement of candidacy no later than twelve o'clock noon on September 15, 2003. The four defined election districts from which each member of Hilton Head No. 1 Public Service District Commission must reside in and be elected by the qualified electors of that district are as shown on the official map designated as 13-HH1PSD-03 prepared by and on file with the Office of Research and Statistics of the State Budget and Control Board. The Hilton Head No. 1 Public Service District is divided into four election districts as follows: District One from which one commissioner shall reside in and be elected by the qualified electors of that district; District Two from which one commissioner shall reside in and be elected by the qualified electors of that district; District Three from which two commissioners shall reside in and be elected by the qualified electors of that district; and District Four from which three commissioners shall reside in and be elected by the qualified electors of that district. Except for the initial election of commissioners as provided in this subsection, all commissioners must be elected from and reside in enumerated election districts for terms of four years with terms staggered so that a simple majority of the commissioners are elected in an even-numbered year every four years, and the remaining commissioners are elected at the same time two years from the election of the first commissioners on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in an even-numbered year. In order to stagger the terms at the initial election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2003, a commissioner elected from election District One and election District Two, receiving the highest number of votes, is elected for a term of four years and the other commissioner from the other district is elected for a term of two years. The commissioner receiving the highest number of votes in election District Three is elected for a term of four years and the commissioner receiving the next highest number of votes in that election district is elected for a term of two years. The two commissioners receiving the highest number of votes in election District Four are elected for terms of four years each and the commissioner receiving the third highest number of votes is elected for a term of two years. All commissioners elected for initial terms of two years must be elected for terms of four years each at the election conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2005. After that election, all commissioners must be elected for terms of four years until their successors are elected and qualify. The terms of office of commissioners whose seats are subject to contest in the election expires fourteen days following the election.
(2) Notwithstanding another provision of this act, the terms of the commissioners serving after the first Tuesday in November 2005 are extended one year in order to have their election in even-numbered years."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 15th day of February, 2006.
Approved the 17th day of February, 2006.
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