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TO AMEND SECTION 59-19-315, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A SCHOOL TRUSTEE'S TERM OF OFFICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE ELECTED, THE ELECTION MUST BE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF NOVEMBER; TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-71-40 AND 59-71-50, BOTH RELATING TO A SCHOOL BOND ELECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ELECTION MUST BE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF NOVEMBER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-19-315 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-19-315. (A) In a school district where school board members are elected, the election must be held on the second Tuesday of November, except in the case of a special election, which may be held whenever one is necessary.
(B) The term of office of every elected trustee of a school district must commence one week following the certification of his election."
SECTION 2. Section 59-71-40 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-71-40. The election
hereby required shall must be ordered by the authorities, who shall fix the date thereof and prescribe the form of the notice of the holding of the election. Advices of the action thus taken by the authorities shall be transmitted to The election must be held on the second Tuesday of November. The authorities shall notify the commissioners of election for the county , or counties, wherein in which the election is to be held. It shall thereupon become the duty of The commissioners of election to shall conduct the election so ordered. To that end, the commissioners of election and shall prescribe the form of ballot, arrange for voting places in each precinct, or any part of a precinct, constituting all or a portion of the operating school unit, appoint managers, and receive the returns of the election. After duly canvassing the returns, The commissioners of election shall declare the results thereof of the election and certify such those results to the authorities."
SECTION 3. Section 59-71-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-71-50. Notice of the holding of
such an the election shall must be given by publication thereof, in some a newspaper published in the county wherein in which the operating school unit is located, at least once not less than fifteen days prior to before the occasion set for the holding of such election. If the operating school unit lies partly in one county and partly in another, the publication required by this section shall must be made in both counties. Such The notice shall state must include:
occasion of the holding date of the election;
location locations of the several polling places;
(3) the voting qualifications
imposed upon persons desirous of voting;
(4) the amount of bonds to be issued; and
(5) a brief description of the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds
shall will be applied used."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect January 1, 2007. Terms of school board members expiring after December 31, 2006, must be extended until their successors are elected at the next general election.
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