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3842Ratification Number: 568Act Number: 475Introducing Body: HouseSubject: Relating to the membership of the State Development Board
(A475, R568, H3842)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 13-3-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE STATE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE SHALL SERVE AS A MEMBER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Membership of board
SECTION 1. Section 13-3-40 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 123 of 1979, is further amended to read:
"Section 13-3-40. The Department is governed by a Board consisting of nineteen citizens of the State to be appointed by the Governor upon the advice and consent of the Senate. One member must be appointed from each of the sixteen judicial circuits, three must be appointed from the State at large, and one member must be the Commissioner of Agriculture. The Governor must appoint one of the at large members to serve as chairman. The terms of the members are for a period of five years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. After the service of two terms a member is not eligible for reappointment. The Governor in making subsequent appointments must give due consideration to the rotation of appointees among the counties of each judicial circuit. Any officers deemed necessary by the Board in addition to the chairman must be selected by the Board to serve for such terms as the Board may designate. Vacancies must be filled in the manner of the original appointments for the unexpired portions of the terms only."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.