Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3172Ratification Number: 618Act Number: 218 of 1993Primary Sponsor: WrightType of Legislation: GBSubject: Lexington County, school trustees, electionDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jun 04, 1992Governor's Action: U - Became law without signature of Governor (Jan 13, 1993)Computer Document Number: JIC/5005.HCIntroduced Date: Jan 09, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Jun 04, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jan 13, 1993Last History Type: Act No. 218Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Wright Felder Koon Derrick Sturkie SharpeType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3172 ------ Jan 13, 1993 Act No. 218 of 1993 3172 ------ Jan 13, 1993 Became law without signature of Governor 3172 ------ Jun 04, 1992 Ratified R 618 3172 House Jun 04, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3172 Senate Jun 04, 1992 Amended, read third time, returned with amendment 3172 Senate Jun 03, 1992 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, June 4, 1992 3172 Senate Jun 03, 1992 Recalled from Lexington 00 Delegation 3172 Senate May 07, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 00 referred to Local Delegation 3172 House May 01, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3172 House Apr 30, 1991 Read second time 3172 House Apr 25, 1991 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 30, 1991 3172 House Apr 24, 1991 Recalled from Committee 21 3172 House Jan 09, 1991 Introduced and read first 21 time, referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A218, R618, H3172)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING IN 1994 THE ELECTION OF ALL MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN LEXINGTON COUNTY MUST BE HELD IN NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS AT THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION, PROVIDE FOR THE METHOD OF NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES AND CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION, TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF THOSE PERSONS AFFECTED BY THESE PROVISIONS, AND TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN POLITICAL ACTIVITY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Beginning with the general election of 1994, all members of boards of trustees of school districts in Lexington County must be elected in nonpartisan elections held at the time of the general election. Each such election shall be conducted on a separate and distinct ballot arranged exclusively for candidates of boards of trustees for a particular school district.
SECTION 2. The terms of members in office on the effective date of this act which expire in 1993 and 1994 are extended until their successors elected in the general election of 1994 assume office. The terms of members in office on the effective date of this act which expire in 1995 and 1996 are extended until their successors elected in the general election of 1996 assume office. The terms of persons elected pursuant to this act begin on the Monday following the certification of the results of the general election.
SECTION 3. (A) Candidates for offices which are filled in nonpartisan elections on the effective date of this act must be nominated by the method provided by law for the office affected.
(B) Candidates for offices which are filled in partisan elections on the effective date of this act must be nominated as provided in Section 7-11-70 of the 1976 Code.
SECTION 4. Candidates for the office of trustee for the several boards of trustees for school districts in Lexington County are prohibited from soliciting or accepting a contribution, gift, loan, or any other thing of value from a certified political party or from any person or entity acting for or on behalf of a certified political party. No candidate, candidate's committee, or person or entity acting for or on behalf of a candidate or candidate's committee may publish or distribute campaign literature which in any way states, implies, or suggests party affiliation.
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor.