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5004Ratification Number: 281Act Number: 434Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020403Primary Sponsor: CoatesAll Sponsors: Coates and McGeeDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\10998htc02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020419Date of Last Amendment: 20020409Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 20020502Subject: Florence County, to revise date of referendum relating to school finance in School District 1History Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021017 Act No. A434 ------ 20020502 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 20020425 Ratified R281 Senate 20020419 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020418 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20020419 Senate 20020416 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 20020410 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020409 Amended, read second time ------ 20020408 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020404 Committee report: Favorable 97 HLD House 20020403 Introduced, read first time, 97 HLD referred to Florence Delegation Versions of This Bill Revised on April 4, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 8, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 9, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 16, 2002 - Word format
(A434, R281, H5004)
AN ACT TO AMEND A JOINT RESOLUTION OF 2002, BEARING RATIFICATION NUMBER 221, RELATING TO A REFERENDUM ON SCHOOL FINANCE TO BE HELD IN FLORENCE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THE REFERENDUM TO A PERIOD NO EARLIER THAN THE THIRD TUESDAY FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF OFFICIAL NOTICE OF PRECLEARANCE UNDER THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT AND NO LATER THAN JANUARY 1, 2003, TO PROVIDE SPECIAL NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, TO SPECIFY THE REFERENDUM QUESTION, TO MAKE OTHER GRAMMATICAL CHANGES, AND TO REVISE THE DATE FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DISTRICT TO SUBMIT ITS ANNUAL BUDGET TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Referendum date, question
SECTION 1. Items (1) and (2) of Section 1(A) of a joint resolution of 2002, bearing ratification number 221 are amended to read:
"(1) A referendum must be held no earlier than the third Tuesday following receipt by the district of official notice of Voting Rights Act preclearance of this act or no later than January 1, 2003, to determine if the Florence County School District One Board of Trustees annually may raise the millage for school operations by five mills over the millage levied for the previous year, not to exceed an increase of twenty mills over any five-year period, with these increases, annually and over any five-year period, being in addition to any increase in millage required to comply with the Education Improvement Act local maintenance of effort. The question must read as follows:
'Do you favor granting the Board of Trustees of Florence County School District One the authority to raise the property tax millage for school operations by five mills over the millage levied for the previous year, not to exceed an increase of twenty mills over any five-year period, with these increases, both annually and over any five-year period, being in addition to any millage increase necessary to comply with the Education Improvement Act local maintenance of effort requirement?
(2) The county commissioners of election shall conduct and supervise the referendum in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandis. In lieu of any other notice requirement, the commissioners of election shall provide notice of the referendum in a newspaper of general circulation in the school district two weeks before the date of the referendum. The cost of the referendum must be paid by the school district."
Date to submit budget
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 6 of Act 239 of 1981, the Board of Trustees for Florence County School District One must file with the county auditor a budget for the operation of the district on or before the fifteenth day of June of each year.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 25th day of April, 2002.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/2/02.
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