Current Status Bill Number:
4747Ratification Number: 295Act Number: 531Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960313Primary Sponsor: D. SmithAll Sponsors: D. SmithDrafted Document Number: pt\1982dw.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960322Governor's Action: VDate of Governor's Action: 19960401Action on Governor's Veto: OSubject: Spartanburg County Cherokee Springs Fire District
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960829 Act No. A531 Senate 19960404 Veto overridden House 19960403 Veto overridden House 19960402 Governor's veto received ------ 19960401 Vetoed by Governor ------ 19960326 Ratified R295 Senate 19960322 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960321 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19960322 Senate 19960319 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19960315 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960314 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19960313 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A531, R295, H4747)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 318 OF 1965, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CHEROKEE SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF FIRE CONTROL OF THE DISTRICT TO BE ELECTED IN A NONPARTISAN ELECTION TO BE CONDUCTED AT THE TIME OF THE GENERAL ELECTION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE STAGGERING OF TERMS, AND THE MANNER OF ELECTION, AND DELETE THE PROVISION REQUIRING A TWENTY PERCENT PETITION OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT TO INITIATE AN ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Board to be elected
SECTION 1. Section 4 of Act 318 of 1965, is amended to read:
"Section 4. (A) There is established a board of fire control for the district to be composed of seven members who must be elected in a nonpartisan election to be conducted at the same time as the 1996 general election for terms of office of six years each. However, the three members elected in 1996 who receive the highest number of the votes cast shall serve terms of six years each, the two members receiving the next highest number of votes cast shall receive initial terms of four years each, and the two members elected in 1996 receiving the lowest number of votes cast shall serve initial terms of two years each. The successors to the members serving the four-year terms must be elected in a nonpartisan election to be conducted at the same time as the general election four years thereafter, for terms of six years each. The successors to the members serving two-year terms must be elected in a nonpartisan election to be conducted at the same time as the general election two years thereafter, for terms of six years each. All members of the board shall serve until their successors are elected and qualify. If a vacancy on the board occurs for any reason other than expiration of a term, the board shall call a special election to fill the unexpired term if the vacancy does not occur within ten months of a regular trustee election. In this case, the vacancy must be filled for the unexpired term or for a full term as appropriate at the next regular election.
(B) The members of the board shall serve without pay and shall file annually a report with the Spartanburg County Board of Control, not later than the first of November of each year, showing all activities and disbursements made by the board during the year.
(C) The county commissioners of election shall conduct and supervise the elections for members of the board in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandis. The commissioners shall prepare the necessary ballots, appoint managers for the voting precincts, and do all things necessary to carry out the elections, including the counting of ballots and declaring the results. The commissioners shall advertise the date of the election ninety days preceding the election in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district and shall publish a second notice thirty days before the election. The costs of the election must be borne by the district.
(D) The candidate receiving the highest number of the votes for each seat in the election must be declared elected.
(E) The members of the board elected in these nonpartisan elections shall take office one week following certification of their election.
(F) The current members of the board shall continue to be selected and serve as now provided by law until the members elected in the 1996 election qualify and take office, at which time the then current terms of the present members of the board shall expire."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 4-1-96
Veto overridden by House -- 4-3-96
Veto overridden by Senate -- 4-4-96