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Bill Number: 388 Ratification Number: 135 Act Number 82 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Members of boards of zoning appeals increased
(A82, R135, S388)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6-7-740, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CREATION, MEMBERSHIP, AND POWERS OF BOARDS OF ZONING APPEALS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS FROM SEVEN TO NINE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Members of boards of zoning appeals increased
SECTION 1. The second paragraph of Section 6-7-740 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"The board must consist of not less than three nor more than nine members, a majority of which constitutes a quorum, appointed by the governing authority or authorities of the area served. The members shall serve for overlapping terms of not less than three nor more than five years or until their successors are appointed. A vacancy in the membership must be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the initial appointment. Members are removable for cause by the appointing authority upon written charges and after a public hearing. The appointing authorities shall determine the amount of compensation, if any, to be paid to the members of a board of zoning appeals or zoning board of adjustment. None of the members may hold any other public office or position in the municipality or county."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.