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Sponsors: Senator Ford
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Introduced in the Senate on May 30, 2012
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: S.C. State University
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/30/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6) 5/30/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 6)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 59-127-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SHALL APPOINT THE MEMBER WHO OCCUPIES SEAT TWELVE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-127-20(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by an Act bearing ratification number 203 of 2012, is further amended to read:
"(A) South Carolina State University is managed and controlled by a board of trustees, composed of thirteen members, twelve of whom are elected by the General Assembly, one member from each congressional district and five at large for terms of four years each and until their successors are elected and qualify. In electing members of the board, the General Assembly shall elect 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 the State of South Carolina. The Governor of the State or his designee is ex officio, the thirteenth member of the board of trustees. In case of a vacancy on the board, the Governor may fill it by appointment until the next session of the General Assembly. Members of the board are entitled to subsistence, per diem, and mileage authorized for members of state boards, committees, and commissions.
Each position on the board constitutes a separate office and the seats on the board are numbered consecutively, one corresponding in number to each congressional district and Seats Eight -
Twelve Eleven at large. Effective July 1, 2012, Seat Twelve must be occupied by a South Carolina State University graduate elected at large by secret ballot by members of the South Carolina State University National Alumni Association, or its successor. The Governor or his designee occupies Seat Thirteen. Effective July 1, 2012, the member from former Seat Seven is transferred to Seat Eight, the member from former Seat Eight is transferred to Seat Nine, the member from former Seat Nine is transferred to Seat Ten, and the member from former Seat Ten is transferred to Seat Eleven , and the member from former Seat Eleven is transferred to Seat Twelve.
The terms of the present members of the board who are elected by the General Assembly expire on the thirtieth day of June of the year in which the terms are scheduled to expire. The General Assembly shall elect successors to the elective trustees not earlier than the first day of April for a term to begin the following July first. Elections to fill vacancies on the board which are caused by the death, resignation, or removal of an elective trustee may be held earlier than the first day of April of the year in which the unexpired term terminates, but the term of the person elected to fill the vacancy expires on the last day of June of the year in which the term of the former member would have expired."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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