Current Status Bill Number:
4587Ratification Number: 256Act Number: 524Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960208Primary Sponsor: JenningsAll Sponsors: Jennings, J. Harris and KinonDrafted Document Number: pt\2200dw.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960223Date of Last Amendment: 19960213Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19960305Subject: Marlboro County Economic Development Board
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960829 Act No. A524 ------ 19960305 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19960227 Ratified R256 Senate 19960223 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960222 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19960223 Senate 19960215 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19960214 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960213 Amended, read second time House 19960208 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A524, R256, H4587)
AN ACT TO CREATE THE MARLBORO COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD, PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT AND TERMS OF THE MEMBERS, POWERS, AND MEETINGS OF THE BOARD; AND REPEAL ACT 280 OF 1957 RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE MARLBORO COUNTY INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) There is created a board for Marlboro County to be known as "Marlboro County Economic Development Board" which is composed of nine members to be appointed by Marlboro County Council. One member must be appointed from each of the eight single member districts from which the governing body of Marlboro County is elected and who must be a resident elector of the district and a chairman who must be selected at large by a majority vote of the Marlboro County Council.
(B) The following shall serve as ex officio members of the board:
(1) one member of Marlboro County Council, to be selected by majority vote of council;
(2) the mayor of each municipality within the county;
(3) the superintendent of education for the Marlboro County School District; and
(4) the president of Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College, or his designee.
(C) Ex officio members shall receive notices of all meetings as do regular members, but shall not vote on any matters before the board.
SECTION 2. (A) The terms for the eight regular members are for four years coterminous with the terms of the respective council districts which they each represent.
(B) After the effective date of this act, the council shall immediately make its appointments. The original appointments, staggered so as to be coterminous with each council district, have the following expiration date:
Council District Expiration of Term
1 January 1, 1999
2 January 1, 1997
3 January 1, 1997
4 January 1, 1999
5 January 1, 1997
6 January 1, 1997
7 January 1, 1999
8 January 1, 1999
(C) County Council shall select, by majority vote, the chairman of this board every two years at the same time council officers are selected, and nothing shall prohibit a chairman from serving successive terms. Nothing shall prohibit council from reappointing members serving in the eight single member district seats.
(D) A member of this board constitutes an "office" referred to in Section 3, Article VI of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895.
(E) A vacancy on the board must be filled for the unexpired portion of the term in the same manner as the original appointment.
(F) A member who misses three consecutive meetings of the board is deemed to have resigned his office and a vacancy on the board shall exist which must be filled in the manner provided in subsection (E).
(G) The Marlboro County attorney shall serve as legal advisor to this board and shall receive notices of all meetings.
SECTION 3. (A) The board is created for the purpose of promoting industrial and commercial expansion and development in Marlboro County. It shall promote and encourage job creation through industrial development, commercial enterprises, and retail establishments. It shall assist in ensuring stabilization of employment so as to increase the opportunities and employment of the citizens of the county, and to devise ways and means to raise the living standards of all of the people.
(B) The board shall act in an advisory capacity to the county council and other branches of government on matters related to economic development.
(C) The board does not have the authority to bind the county to any contract without approval of council.
(D) The board shall recommend to council the employment of an executive director and other necessary employees who must be county employees subject to the same policies and procedures as other county employees to assist the board in carrying out its responsibilities. In recommending personnel, the board may interview candidates and make recommendations to the council, but all final decisions related to personnel shall rest with county council which shall employ such personnel as it considers appropriate.
(E) The board shall recommend an annual budget to the county council and is subject to the same appropriations procedures as other county departments.
Members to serve without pay
SECTION 4. (A) The board shall serve without pay and meet monthly or upon the call of the chair. The board must fully comply with the provisions of Chapter 4 of Title 30 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976. The chair may appoint such committees as he considers necessary. The board may elect such other officers as it considers necessary and all members of the board, including ex officio members, shall receive notice of all meetings.
(B) The board shall keep minutes of all its meetings and shall make such minutes available to the county administrator and to the public for inspection during regular business hours.
SECTION 5. Act 280 of 1957 is repealed.
SECTION 6. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 3/5/96.