Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1552Ratification Number: 454Act Number: 607Primary Sponsor: HinsonType of Legislation: GBSubject: Lancaster County school district trusteesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 21, 1992Computer Document Number: 436/12510.DWGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 01, 1992Introduced Date: May 13, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Oct 07, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 607Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: HinsonType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1552 ------ Oct 07, 1992 Act No. 607 1552 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Signed by Governor 1552 ------ May 27, 1992 Ratified R 454 1552 House May 21, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 1552 House May 20, 1992 Read second time 1552 House May 19, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference 1552 Senate May 15, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1552 Senate May 14, 1992 Read second time 1552 Senate May 13, 1992 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days 1552 Senate May 13, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Local and Uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 777 OF 1988, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LANCASTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SO AS TO DECREASE FROM NINE TO SEVEN THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PROVIDE THAT EACH MEMBER OF THE BOARD MUST BE ELECTED FROM SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS FROM WHICH MEMBERS OF THE LANCASTER COUNTY COUNCIL ARE ELECTED, DELETE TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS, PROVIDE FOR THE STAGGERING OF TERMS OF THE NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS, PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS SERVING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT SHALL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE TERM FOR WHICH THEY WERE ELECTED, TO PROVIDE THAT A VACANCY OCCURRING AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS BEFORE A GENERAL ELECTION MUST BE FILLED BY A SPECIAL ELECTION, AND DELETE THE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Composition of board, reapportionment of districts
SECTION 1. Sections 2 and 3 of Act 777 of 1988 are amended to read:
"Section 2. Beginning with the certification of the members of the board of trustees elected at the time of the general election of 1992, the Lancaster County School District Board of Trustees shall consist of seven members who must be elected from single-member election districts as provided in Section 3. The members serving on the effective date of this act shall serve the remainder of the term for which they were elected. At the time of the 1992 general election, members from Districts 2 and 6 shall receive four-year terms and the member from District 5 shall receive a two-year term. At the time of the 1994 general election, members from Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 shall receive four-year terms and the member from District 4 shall receive a two-year term. At the time of the 1996 general election and each election after that time, all members must be elected for terms of four years and until their successors are elected and qualify. The candidate receiving the highest number of the votes in each district in the general election must be declared elected. Vacancies on the board must be filled by special election if the vacancy occurs one hundred twenty days or more before the general election. If the vacancy occurs less than one hundred twenty days before the general election, the vacancy may not be filled.
Section 3. The Lancaster County School District Board of Trustees must be elected from each of the seven single-member election districts from which members of the Lancaster County Council are elected. If the district lines from which members of the county council are elected change, then the applicable district lines for the election of the board of trustees for the school district shall change accordingly."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
In the Senate House May 27, 1992.
Nick A. Theodore,
President of the Senate
David M. Beasley,
Speaker Pro Tempore of the
House of Representatives
Approved the 1st day of June, 1992.
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.,
Printer's Date -- June 22, 1992 -- L.