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3549Ratification Number: 334Act Number: 611Introducing Body: HouseSubject: To provide that merger or boundary line alterations of the school districts situated in whole or in part in Richland County may be accomplished only by a majority vote of the members of the Richland County legislative delegation, and to authorize the delegation to conduct an advisory referendum prior to acting on a merger or alteration
(A611, R334, H3549)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 140 OF 1969, RELATING TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND COUNTY LIBRARY IN RICHLAND COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MERGER OR BOUNDARY LINE ALTERATIONS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS SITUATED IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN RICHLAND COUNTY MAY BE ACCOMPLISHED ONLY BY A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE RICHLAND COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DELEGATION TO CONDUCT AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM PRIOR TO ACTING ON A MERGER OR ALTERATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Delegation to determine merger or boundary line alterations
SECTION 1. Section 4 of Act 140 of 1969 is amended to read:
"Section 4. Any appointments, actions, or duties required of the Richland County Board of Education or the County Superintendent of Education which are not specifically devolved upon the Richland County Council are devolved upon the council on June 30, 1969. The Council may, in turn, delegate such actions and duties to the appropriate county or school district agency. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, merger or alteration of the boundaries within Richland County of the school districts situated in whole or in part in Richland County may be accomplished only by a majority vote approving the merger or the altered boundary lines by the members of the Richland County Legislative Delegation elected and serving at the time of the vote. The Richland County Legislative Delegation may by resolution provide for an advisory referendum to be conducted in a manner it determines to be appropriate prior to acting on any proposed merger or alteration of boundary lines of school districts. The expense of the referendum must be borne by the county."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.