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January 12, 1999
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Read the first time January 12, 1999.
TO AMEND ACT 340 OF 1967, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CHARLESTON SCHOOL DISTRICT SO AS TO DEVOLVE THE BUDGETARY POWERS UPON THE CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 10 of Act 340 of 1967, as last amended by Act 1602 of 1972, is further amended to read:
"Section 10. The Board of Trustees of the Charleston School District shall prepare and submit to the Charleston County
Legislative Delegation Council, as information, on or before the fifteenth day of August of each year beginning in 1968 a proposed budget for the ensuing school year. In order to obtain funds for school purposes the board is authorized to impose an annual tax levy , commencing in 1968, not to exceed ninety mills, exclusive of any millage imposed for bond debt service. In the event the Board determines that the annual tax levy should exceed ninety mills, the Board shall hold a public hearing on the question at least two weeks prior to submitting such the request to the legislative delegation county council. Notice of such the public hearing shall must be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, and shall must state the date, time, and place of the hearing as well as a clearly worded statement of the requested annual tax levy. Upon certification by the Board to the county auditor of the tax levy to be imposed the auditor shall levy and the county treasurer shall collect the millage so certified upon all taxable property in the district. A tax levy for any year exceeding ninety mills must be approved by county council by ordinance."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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