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A133, R21, S305
Sponsors: Senator Short
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Introduced in the Senate on January 23, 2007
Introduced in the House on January 30, 2007
Passed by the General Assembly on March 29, 2007
Governor's Action: April 18, 2007, Signed
Summary: Chester County School Board of Trustees
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/23/2007 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on local & uncontested calendar SJ-2 1/24/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 1/24/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-24 1/24/2007 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-24 1/25/2007 Senate Read third time and sent to House 1/30/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-14 1/30/2007 House Referred to Chester Delegation HJ-14 3/27/2007 House Delegation report: Favorable Chester Delegation HJ-2 3/28/2007 House Read second time HJ-8 3/29/2007 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-27 4/12/2007 Ratified R 21 4/18/2007 Signed By Governor 4/25/2007 Copies available 4/25/2007 Effective date 04/18/07 7/30/2007 Act No. 133
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(A133, R21, S305)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 525 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE CHESTER COUNTY COUNCIL AND THE CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MUST BE ELECTED IN A NONPARTISAN ELECTION HELD AT THE SAME TIME AS THE GENERAL ELECTION AND PROVIDE FOR FILING REQUIREMENTS AND SUPERVISION OF THE ELECTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Election of school trustees
SECTION 1. Section 4 of Act 525 of 1982, as last amended by Act 265 of 1985, is further amended by adding subsections (E) and (F) at the end to read:
"(E) Beginning with the 2008 general election, members of the Chester County School Board of Trustees must be elected in a nonpartisan election held at the same time as the general election.
(F) Beginning with the 2008 general election, in order to qualify as a candidate for a seat on the Chester County School Board of Trustees, a person shall file a statement of candidacy with the county election commission no earlier than August first, or if August first falls on Sunday, no earlier than the following Monday, and no later than twelve o'clock noon on September first, or if September first falls on Sunday, no later than twelve o'clock noon on the following Monday. The statement of candidacy must be a sworn statement and must include the candidate's name, age, voting precinct, and any other information the county election commission requires. A candidate for a single-member election district seat also shall indicate for which seat number he is filing. When more than one person is seeking election to a single seat on the Chester County School Board of Trustees, the candidate who receives the highest number of votes is declared the winner of the seat. The county registration and election commission shall conduct and supervise the elections for trustees in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandis."
SECTION 2. This act applies to the 2008 general election for those members elected from Districts 1, 2, and 5. This act applies to the 2010 general election for those members elected from Districts 3, 4, and 6 and the at-large member.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 12th day of April, 2007.
Approved the 18th day of April, 2007.
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