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April 22, 2010
Introduced by Reps. Merrill, Lowe, Bingham, Hutto, Limehouse, Crawford, Harrell, Harrison and G.M. Smith
S. Printed 4/22/10--H.
Read the first time January 27, 2010.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-43-218 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF A MUNICIPALITY CONSISTS OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN TWO OR MORE COUNTIES AND ONE OF THOSE COUNTIES BUT NOT ALL UNDERGOES AND IMPLEMENTS A COUNTYWIDE REASSESSMENT AND EQUALIZATION PROGRAM IN A PARTICULAR YEAR, ANY HIGHER REAL PROPERTY TAX VALUATIONS IN THAT COUNTY RESULTING FROM THE REASSESSMENT SHALL NOT APPLY FOR PURPOSES OF COMPUTING MUNICIPAL AD VALOREM TAXES UNTIL THE YEAR IN WHICH ALL OTHER COUNTIES IN THE MUNICIPALITY HAVE COMPLETED AND IMPLEMENTED SUCH A REASSESSMENT AND EQUALIZATION PROGRAM.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 43, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 12-43-219. If the boundaries of a municipality extend into more than one county and those counties implement the countywide appraisal and equalization programs required pursuant to Section 12-43-217 on different schedules, then the governing body of the municipality shall set an equivalent millage to be used thereafter to compute municipal ad valorem property taxes. The equivalent millage to be set by the municipal governing body shall be determined by methodology established by the respective county auditors which shall be consistent with the methodology for calculating equivalent millage to be established by the Department of Revenue for use in such situations, the purpose of this section being to equalize the tax burdens within this municipality."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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