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1130Ratification Number: 424Act Number: 537Introducing Body: SenateSubject: Create the Beaufort Technical College Area Commission
(A537, R424, S1130)
AN ACT TO CREATE THE BEAUFORT TECHNICAL COLLEGE AREA COMMISSION TO SERVE AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE BEAUFORT TECHNICAL COLLEGE, TO PRESCRIBE ITS POWERS AND DUTIES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS FINANCIAL SUPPORT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Beaufort Technical College Area Commission
SECTION 1. There is created the Beaufort Technical College Area Commission which shall serve as the governing body of Beaufort Technical College. The commission is a body politic and corporate and consists of seven members who must be appointed in the manner hereinafter specified. Four members must be residents of Beaufort County, one member must be a resident of Colleton County, one member must be a resident of Hampton County, and one member must be a resident of Jasper County, all of whom must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of a majority of the members of the General Assembly representing that county. The members of the commission must be appointed for terms of four years each and until their successors are appointed and qualify, except that two members from Beaufort County, and one member each from Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties shall serve initial terms of two years each, the initial terms of all members to be designated by the Governor when making the initial appointments.
Any vacancy must be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. As soon as possible after the initial appointments have been made, the commission shall organize by electing one of its members as chairman, one as vice-chairman, and one as secretary. The terms of the initial appointees are extended so that all terms expire on the first of July of the appropriate year.
Selection of members
SECTION 2. Members of the commission must be selected based on merit regardless of race, color, creed, or gender and the appointing authority shall strive to assure that the membership is broadly representative of all the citizens of the counties involved.
SECTION 3. The commission has the same powers as provided by Article 1, Chapter 53, Title 59 of the 1976 Code, and in addition must prepare and submit its annual budget for approval to the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. Beaufort Technical College must be funded in accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of Act 654 of 1976.
Commission to keep account of receipts and
SECTION 4. The commission shall at all times keep full and accurate account of its acts and of its receipts and expenditures. A complete audit of its affairs must be made by a qualified public accountant at least once within four months following the close of its fiscal year. Copies of the audit must be filed with the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.