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A257, R326, H4244
Sponsors: Rep. Limehouse
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2010
Introduced in the Senate on February 23, 2010
Last Amended on June 1, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on June 1, 2010
Became law without Governor's signature, June 14, 2010
Summary: College of Charleston
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/15/2009 House Prefiled 12/15/2009 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/12/2010 House Introduced and read first time HJ-44 1/12/2010 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-44 2/4/2010 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works HJ-7 2/16/2010 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, February 17, 2010 HJ-37 2/17/2010 House Debate adjourned HJ-216 2/17/2010 House Reconsidered HJ-220 2/17/2010 House Debate interrupted HJ-220 2/18/2010 House Read second time HJ-21 2/18/2010 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-21 2/19/2010 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1 2/23/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-13 2/23/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-13 3/25/2010 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education SJ-13 5/12/2010 Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted SJ-21 5/12/2010 Senate Read second time SJ-21 5/13/2010 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-19 5/18/2010 House Senate amendment amended HJ-48 5/18/2010 House Returned to Senate with amendments HJ-48 5/27/2010 Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-63 6/1/2010 House House recedes from amendment(s) HJ-7 6/1/2010 Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification SJ-29 6/7/2010 Ratified R 326 6/14/2010 Became law without Governor's signature 7/1/2010 Effective date 06/14/10 7/8/2010 Act No. 257
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(A257, R326, H4244)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-130-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL TRUSTEE TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TO SET HIS TERM, AND TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR HIS SELECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
College of Charleston Board of Trustees
SECTION 1. Section 59-130-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-130-10. The board of trustees for the College of Charleston is composed of the Governor of the State or his designee, who is an ex officio of the board, and seventeen members, with fifteen of these members elected by the General Assembly, one member appointed from the State at large by the Governor, and one member appointed by Governor upon recommendation of the College of Charleston Alumni Association. The General Assembly shall elect and the Governor shall appoint these members based on merit regardless of race, color, creed, or gender and shall strive to assure that the membership of the board is representative of all citizens of this State.
Of the fifteen members to be elected, two members must be elected from each congressional district and the remaining three members must be elected by the General Assembly from the State at large.
The term of office of the at-large trustee appointed by the Governor is effective upon certification to the Secretary of State and is coterminous with the term of the Governor appointing him. He shall serve after his term has expired until his successor is appointed and qualifies. The member appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the College of Charleston Alumni Association shall serve for a term of four years, beginning on July 1, 2010, until his successor is appointed and qualifies. The member must be a South Carolina resident and hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from the College of Charleston.
Each position on the board constitutes a separate office and the seats on the board are numbered consecutively as follows: for the First Congressional District, seats one and two; for the Second Congressional District, seats three and four; for the Third Congressional District, seats five and six; for the Fourth Congressional District, seats seven and eight; for the Fifth Congressional District, seats nine and ten; for the Sixth Congressional District, seats eleven and twelve; for the at-large positions elected by the General Assembly, seats thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen. The member appointed by the Governor shall occupy seat sixteen. The member appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of alumni association shall occupy seat seventeen.
A person who, as of July 1, 1988, is serving as president of the State College Board of Trustees or is serving on the Planning Committee for the College of Charleston within the State College Board of Trustees has the option of serving as a trustee on the board of trustees for the College of Charleston for an appropriate two-year term expiring June 30, 1990. This option must be exercised on the first day of the filing period. If two such members file for the same seat, the General Assembly shall elect the board member from those filing.
Effective July 1, 1988, the even-numbered seats of those members elected by the General Assembly must be filled for four-year terms expiring June 30, 1992. The remaining elective odd-numbered seats on the board must be filled for two-year terms beginning July 1, 1988, and expiring June 30, 1990. The trustees for the odd-numbered seats must then be elected for four-year terms beginning July 1, 1990, and expiring June 30, 1994. The General Assembly shall hold elections every two years to select successors of the trustees whose four-year terms are then expiring. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no election may be held before April first of the year in which the successor's term is to commence. The term of office of an elective trustee commences on the first day of July of the year in which the trustee is elected.
If an elective office becomes vacant, the Governor may fill it by appointment until the next session of the General Assembly. The General Assembly shall hold an election at any time during the session to fill the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term. A vacancy occurring in the appointed office on the board must be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by appointment in the same manner of the original appointment."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 7th day of June, 2010.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/14/2010.
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