Current Status Bill Number:
802Ratification Number: 80Act Number: 159Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950501Primary Sponsor: MescherAll Sponsors: Mescher, Rose and RichterDrafted Document Number: res9721.wcmDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950510Governor's Action: VDate of Governor's Action: 19950517Action on Governor's Veto: OSubject: Berkeley County, appointments and budget approvals
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950523 Act No. A159 House 19950523 Veto overridden Senate 19950518 Veto overridden ------ 19950517 Vetoed by Governor ------ 19950511 Ratified R80 House 19950510 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19950509 Read second time House 19950504 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 19950504 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950503 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 19950504 Senate 19950501 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A159, R80, S802)
AN ACT TO DEVOLVE THE AUTHORITY FOR APPOINTMENTS AND BUDGETARY APPROVALS FOR CERTAIN OFFICES, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS FROM THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION REPRESENTING BERKELEY COUNTY TO THE GOVERNING BODY OF BERKELEY COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Power of appointments devolved to county council
SECTION 1. (A) Except for the appointment of magistrates as provided in Section 22-1-10, the appointment of members of county boards of registration as provided in Section 7-5-10, and the appointment of county commissioners of election as provided in Section 7-13-70, in all cases where appointments to offices, boards, and commissions are made by or upon the recommendation of the House Delegation, the Senate Delegation, or the Joint Legislative Delegation of Berkeley County, or by any other member or combination of members of the General Assembly by reason of their representing all or a portion of Berkeley County, all said appointments must be made by or upon the recommendation of a majority of the members of the governing body of Berkeley County if, and to the extent that, the governing body of Berkeley County by ordinance or resolution agrees to accept the responsibility and the authority for making those appointments and notifies the Code Commissioner of its acceptance. All appointments and recommendations must be made without regard to race, religion, color, sex, or national origin.
(B) The application of subsection (A) includes, but is not limited to:
(1) Forestry Board . .Section 48-33-50
(2) Veterans Affairs .Section 25-11-40
(3) Building Permit
Inspector. . . . . .Section 4-25-240
(4) Clemson Extension
Service Agent. . . . Section 4-11-50
(5) County Department of
Social Services. . . Section 43-3-10
Committee. . . . . Section 12-27-400
(7) Department of
Special Needs. . . Section 44-20-375
(8) Assistant SolicitorSection 1-7-420
(9) Low Country Resources
Development AuthoritySection 48-15-20
(10) Foster Care
Review Board . . . Section 20-7-2385
(11) Mental Health
Center Board . . . .Section 44-15-60
(12) Trident TEC
Board. . . . . . . Section 59-53-410
(13) Economic Opportunity
Commission . . . . .Section 4-31-330
Levy of taxes
SECTION 2. Authority for levy of taxes or approval of budgets or millage levels for all offices, boards, and commissions referenced in Section 1 above is vested in the governing body of Berkeley County.
Acceptance of action and notification
SECTION 3. The devolution of powers provided for in this act shall occur only if, and to the extent that, the county governing body by ordinance or resolution agrees to accept the action and notifies the Code Commissioner of its acceptance. The Code Commissioner shall keep a list of such notifications and shall include the information in the statutory notes in each cumulative supplement and revised volume of the Code of Laws of South Carolina. The Code Commissioner is empowered and directed to modify all code sections which are inconsistent with this act and to indicate in the notes following a code section any action accepted by a county governing body by ordinance or resolution.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 5/17/95.
Veto overridden by Senate -- 5/18/95.
Veto overridden by House -- 5/23/95.