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Sponsors: Senator Pinckney
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 877
Introduced in the Senate on June 22, 2011
Introduced in the House on June 29, 2011
Rejected by the House on January 11, 2012
Summary: Hampton County Board of Trustees
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6/22/2011 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on local & uncontested calendar (Senate Journal-page 4) 6/23/2011 Scrivener's error corrected 6/23/2011 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 10) 6/23/2011 Senate Roll call Ayes-2 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 10) 6/27/2011 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 15) 6/29/2011 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (House Journal-page 22) 1/10/2012 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 01-11-12 (House Journal-page 76) 1/11/2012 House Rejected (House Journal-page 23) 1/11/2012 House Roll call Yeas-16 Nays-28 (House Journal-page 23)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
June 29, 2011
L. Printed 6/29/11--H.
Read the first time June 29, 2011.
TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF HAMPTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN ITS CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMIT NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION DOLLARS, IN ONE OR MORE SERIES, TO PRESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE BONDS MAY BE ISSUED AND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE PROCEEDS MAY BE EXPENDED, AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. For the purpose of funding operating expenditures for Fiscal Years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 so as to mitigate a deficit for Fiscal Years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013, the board of trustees of Hampton County School District No. 2 may on or before December 31, 2013, issue, without an election, general obligation bonds of the school district, in an amount within the constitutional debt limitation applicable to the school district not to exceed one million dollars, in one or more series.
SECTION 2. Bonds issued pursuant to this act mature on the dates the board prescribes; provided that final maturity not exceed five years from the date of the issuance of any such bonds.
SECTION 3. Bonds issued pursuant to this act may be issued with a provision for their redemption prior to their maturity at par and accrued interest, plus a redemption premium as may be prescribed by the board, but no bond is redeemable before maturity, unless it contains a statement to that effect. In the proceedings authorizing the issuance of the bonds, provision must be made specifying the manner of call and the notice of call must be given.
SECTION 4. Bonds issued pursuant to this act must be in the form of fully registered bonds payable upon conditions as the board may prescribe.
SECTION 5. Bonds issued pursuant to this act must be in a denomination and must be made payable at a place, within or without the State, as the board prescribes.
SECTION 6. Bonds issued pursuant to this act bear interest at a rate or rates determined by the board.
SECTION 7. Bonds must be executed in a manner as the board prescribes by resolution.
SECTION 8. Bonds issued pursuant to this act must be sold at a price of not less than par and accrued interest, if any, to the date of their respective deliveries. Bonds authorized by this act may be sold at private or public sale upon the terms prescribed by the board.
SECTION 9. For the payment of principal of and interest on all bonds issued pursuant to this act, as they respectively mature, and for the creation of a sinking fund as may be necessary therefor, the full faith, credit, and taxing power of the school district must be irrevocably pledged, and there may be levied annually by the Auditor of Hampton County, and collected by the Treasurer of Hampton County, in the same manner as county taxes are levied and collected, a tax without limit on all taxable property in the school district sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds as they respectively mature and to create a sinking fund as may be necessary therefor.
SECTION 10. The principal of and interest on bonds issued pursuant to this act have the tax-exempt status prescribed by Section 12-2-50 of the 1976 Code.
SECTION 11. The proceeds derived from the sale of any bonds issued pursuant to this act must be paid to the Treasurer of Hampton County, to be deposited in a bond account fund for the school district and must be expended and made use of by the board as follows:
(a) any accrued interest must be applied to the payment of the first installment of interest to become due on the bonds;
(b) any premium may be applied to the payment of the first installment of principal on the bonds or be deposited in the bond fund account for the school district;
(c) the remaining proceeds of the bonds must be used to defray the cost of issuing bonds authorized by this act and to fund operating expenditures for Fiscal Years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 so as to mitigate a deficit for Fiscal Years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013; and
(d) if any balance remains, it must be held by the Treasurer of Hampton County in a special fund to be used to effect the retirement of bonds.
SECTION 12. The powers and authorizations conferred upon the board by this act are in addition to all other powers and authorizations previously vested in the board and may be availed of pursuant to action taken at any regular or special meeting of the board by a resolution to take effect immediately upon its adoption.
SECTION 13. No election is necessary as a condition precedent to the issuance of the bonds and the school district is not required to obtain the approval of any other public agency prior to the issuance of the bonds.
SECTION 14. In anticipation of the issuance of the bonds authorized by this act, the school district may issue bond anticipation notes in accordance with state law provisions for the issuance of same.
SECTION 15. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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