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Sponsors: Rep. Hayes
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Introduced in the House on March 9, 2006
Introduced in the Senate on March 16, 2006
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: Dillon County advisory referendum
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/9/2006 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-3 3/14/2006 House Read second time HJ-30 3/15/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-16 3/16/2006 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on local & uncontested calendar SJ-5 3/23/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-18
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 16, 2006
L. Printed 3/16/06--S.
Read the first time March 16, 2006.
TO PROVIDE FOR AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM TO BE HELD AT THE SAME TIME AS THE 2006 GENERAL ELECTION TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF DILLON COUNTY FAVOR HAVING THE THREE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE COUNTY GOVERNED BY A SINGLE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WITH UNLIMITED FISCAL AUTONOMY, COMPOSED OF NINE MEMBERS, SEVEN ELECTED IN NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS FROM THE SAME SINGLE MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS AS ARE MEMBERS OF COUNTY COUNCIL AND TWO ELECTED FROM THE COUNTY AT LARGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) An advisory referendum shall be held at the same time as the 2006 general election in Dillon County on the question of whether or not the qualified electors of the county favor having the three school districts of the county governed by a single board of trustees, with unlimited fiscal autonomy, composed of nine members, seven elected in nonpartisan elections from the same single member election districts as are members of county council and two elected from the county at large. The advisory referendum for this purpose must be conducted by the election commission of Dillon County at the same time as the 2006 general election. The county commissioners of election shall conduct and supervise the advisory referendum in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandi. The commissioners shall frame the question for the ballot, prepare the necessary ballots, appoint managers for the voting precincts, and do all things necessary to carry out the advisory referendum, including the counting of ballots and declaring the results. The commissioners shall advertise the date of the advisory referendum sixty days preceding it in a newspaper of general circulation in the county and shall publish a second notice thirty days before the advisory referendum. The cost of the advisory referendum shall be paid by Dillon County.
(B) The question put before the qualified electors of the county at the 2006 advisory referendum shall read as follows:
"Do you favor having the three school districts of the county governed by a single board of trustees, with unlimited fiscal autonomy, composed of nine members, seven elected in nonpartisan elections from the same single member election districts as are members of county council and two elected from the county at large?
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."
(C) The results of the 2006 advisory referendum may be considered by the Dillon County legislative delegation when deciding whether or not to provide for a single governing board for the county's three school districts with unlimited fiscal autonomy, but the results of the 2006 advisory referendum shall not require a single governing board for the county's three school districts with unlimited fiscal autonomy.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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