Current Status Bill Number:
1175Ratification Number: 367Act Number: 488Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980407Primary Sponsor: AlexanderAll Sponsors: AlexanderDrafted Document Number: pt\1858dw.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980417Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19980528Subject: Oconee County School Districts, Board of Trustees, staggered terms
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980910 Act No. A488 ------ 19980528 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19980521 Ratified R367 House 19980417 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19980416 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19980416 Read second time House 19980415 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 19980409 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19980408 Read second time Senate 19980407 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days Senate 19980407 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A488, R367, S1175)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 613 OF 1992, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE OCONEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OCONEE COUNTY, SO AS TO STAGGER THE TERMS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DISTRICT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Board of trustees - terms staggered
SECTION 1. Section 6 of Act 613 of 1992, as last amended by Act 181 of 1995, is further 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. Except, in order to stagger terms, and beginning at the time of the General Election of 1998, those members elected from areas two, four, and five must be elected for terms of two years each. At the expiration of these two-year terms and thereafter, successors to those members must be elected for terms of four years each. 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 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 05/28/98.