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Bill Number: 3617 Ratification Number: 57 Act Number 305 Introducing Body: House Subject: Relating to the Board of Trustees of Rock Hill School District No. 3 of York County
(A305, R57, H3617)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 271 OF 1981, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3 OF YORK COUNTY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE FILING DATE FOR CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD FROM FIVE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION TO TWELVE NOON ON SEPTEMBER FIRST.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The third paragraph of Section 1 of Act 271 of 1981, as last amended by Act 618 of 1986, is further amended to read:
"Members of the board of trustees must be elected by the qualified electors of the school district. When elections are required, the incumbent board of trustees shall give at least six weeks public notice by publishing notice of the election in a newspaper of general circulation published in York County. Each candidate for election shall notify the incumbent board and appropriate election officials in writing of his candidacy by twelve noon on September first. However, if the last day for filing falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the time period for filing is extended until twelve noon of the next succeeding day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. The balloting must take place at the general election precincts located within the district and must be conducted according to the laws governing elections in this State. In each election those several candidates receiving the most votes are the duly elected trustees and no runoff is required."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.