Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 383Ratification Number: 381Act Number: 340Primary Sponsor: MooreType of Legislation: GBSubject: County council, special purpose district electionsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 15, 1992Computer Document Number: 383Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 04, 1992Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Apr 08, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 04, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 340Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: MooreType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 383 ------ May 04, 1992 Act No. 340 383 ------ May 04, 1992 Signed by Governor 383 ------ Apr 28, 1992 Ratified R 381 383 Senate Apr 15, 1992 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 383 House Apr 09, 1992 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment 383 House Apr 08, 1992 Amended, read second time 383 House Apr 07, 1992 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 8, 1992 383 House Apr 01, 1992 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 7, 1992 383 House Mar 18, 1992 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 1, 1992 383 House Mar 03, 1992 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, March 10, 1992 383 House Feb 25, 1992 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, March 3, 1992 383 House Feb 18, 1992 Debate Adjourned until Tuesday, February 25, 1992 383 House Feb 12, 1992 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 18, 1992 383 House Feb 05, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 25 383 House Apr 23, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 383 Senate Apr 18, 1991 Read third time, sent to House 383 Senate Apr 16, 1991 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments 383 Senate Apr 10, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 11 with amendment 383 Senate Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 11 time, referred to Committee 383 Senate Dec 10, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 11 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A340, R381, S383)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6-11-70, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY COUNTY TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM ELECTION DATE FOR THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODIES OF ANY SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT WITHIN THE COUNTY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A DISTRICT ELECTS ITS BOARD MEMBERS, THEY MUST BE ELECTED IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTIONS IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS, TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY TO EXTEND TERMS FOR NECESSARY PERIODS TO IMPLEMENT THE ELECTION DATE CHANGE; TO DELETE THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM ELECTION DATE FOR MEMBERS OF GOVERNING BODIES OF SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS WITHIN THE COUNTY, AND AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY COUNTY TO ESTABLISH BY ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF SIGNATURES NECESSARY ON A PETITION TO HAVE A CANDIDATE'S NAME PLACED ON THE BALLOT FOR ELECTION AS A COMMISSIONER OF ANY SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT WITHIN THE COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Election date, petition required for nomination
SECTION 1. Section 6-11-70 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 6-11-70. (A) When a special purpose district elects its board members, the board members must be elected in the November general election held in an even-numbered year. To implement the provisions of this section, the governing body of a county shall by ordinance or resolution extend terms, for necessary periods, of persons to be elected to permit the persons to be elected in accordance with the provisions of this section, but no elected term may be shortened for that purpose.
(B) Notwithstanding any provision of Title 7 or other provision of law, in such a district a candidate is required to obtain on a petition the signatures of five percent of the qualified electors of the district in order to have his name placed on the ballot for election as a commissioner of a special purpose district within the county."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 4th day of May, 1992.