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Bill Number: 3336 Ratification Number: 180 Act Number 117 Introducing Body: House Subject: Commissioners of public works
(A117, R180, H3336)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 5-31-210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MUNICIPALITIES WITH COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC WORKS ESTABLISHED AFTER 1920 HAVING A POPULATION OF FIFTY THOUSAND OR LESS ACCORDING TO THE 1980 CENSUS MAY ELECT TWO ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONERS AT A SPECIAL OR GENERAL ELECTION AFTER AUTHORIZING THEM BY ORDINANCE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Commissioners of public works
SECTION 1. The second paragraph of Section 5-31-210 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"In addition to the three members of the board of commissioners of public works of a municipality authorized above, the governing body of a municipality with a population of fifty thousand persons or less according to the 1980 official United States Census may provide by ordinance for the election of two additional commissioners. The new commissioners must be elected at a special election or at any general election following the enactment of the ordinance in the same manner that the other commissioners are elected. The new member receiving the highest number of votes in that election shall serve for a term of six years and the new member receiving the next highest number of votes in that election shall serve for a term of four years. Their successors must be elected in the election for municipal officers every four or six years thereafter for terms of office of six years. The members elected shall serve until their successors are elected and qualify. Vacancies in these two new positions must be filled in the same manner as other vacancies on the board of commissioners of public works are filled. The provisions of this paragraph for two additional commissioners apply only to boards of commissioners of public works founded after 1920."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.