Current Status Bill Number:
4215Ratification Number: 199Act Number: 181Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950516Primary Sponsor: CainAll Sponsors: Cain and SandiferDrafted Document Number: PT\2017DW.95Companion Bill Number: 835Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950531Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19950613Subject: Oconee County school district trustees, election
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950613 Act No. A181 ------ 19950613 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19950606 Ratified R199 Senate 19950531 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950524 Read second time Senate 19950518 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19950518 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950517 Read second time House 19950516 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A181, R199, H4215)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 613 OF 1992, RELATING TO THE OCONEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OCONEE COUNTY, SO AS TO REDUCE FROM NINE TO FIVE THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, PROVIDE THAT AFTER SERVING THE COMPLETION OF THE CURRENT AT-LARGE TERMS THE DISTRICT IS GOVERNED BY TRUSTEES ELECTED ONLY FROM SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS, PROVIDE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES, AND REQUIRE A FILING FEE FOR A CANDIDATE FOR TRUSTEE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Advisory referendum conducted
SECTION 1. (A) An advisory referendum was conducted in Oconee County on August 9, 1994, on the question of reducing the number of the members of the Board of Trustees of the Oconee County School District from nine to five which would eliminate the at-large members of the board when their terms expire.
(B) The referendum was approved by the qualified electors of Oconee County and the purpose of this act is to comply with their wishes.
Board of trustees, composition
SECTION 2. Section 6 of Act 613 of 1992 is amended to read:
"Section 6. The public educational system of Oconee County must be directed and managed by the Board of Trustees of the School District of Oconee County. The members of the board must be elected in nonpartisan elections to be conducted at the same time as the general election in appropriate even-numbered years. The board shall consist of five members, at least one of whom shall reside in each of the five single-member election districts from which members of the governing body of Oconee County are elected. The members of the school board of trustees from these districts may not be elected by the qualified electors of the county at large but instead must be elected by the qualified electors of the district from which they seek election. Persons seeking election from particular districts must be qualified electors of those districts and must file notice of their candidacy for election from those districts. The terms of all members are for four years and until their successors are elected and qualify. The winner must be determined by the county election commission and certified to the county superintendent of education. Any person desiring to be elected to the Board of Trustees of the School District of Oconee County in any election shall file notice of his candidacy with the County Superintendent of Education not later than the date by which nominees must be certified for placement upon the ballot for that election as provided by Section 7-13-350 of the 1976 Code.
In the event that no candidate qualifies as a candidate for a trustee from a particular district, the Governor shall appoint the trustee upon the recommendation of a majority of the acting board of trustees, if any. The elected trustees shall assume office upon certification of the election which in no event shall exceed fifteen days after the date of the election.
In the event of a vacancy, the board of trustees may appoint a person to fill the vacancy with a resident from the district in which the vacancy occurred until the next election.
The filing fee for each candidate for trustee is as prescribed in Section 7-13-40 of the 1976 Code."
SECTION 3. The four at-large members of the Board of Trustees of the School District of Oconee County serving on the effective date of this act shall serve the remainder of the term for which they were elected and after those terms are served ending in November, 1996, no member of the board of trustees may be elected at large and the board reverts to a five member board, all elected from single member districts.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect January 1, 1996.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/13/95.