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Joint Resolution to Authorize the County Commissioners of Richland, Sumter and Clarendon Counties to Levy and Collect a Special Tax to Pay the Past Due School Claims Against Said Counties for Fiscal Year 1876-77, and to Regulate the Manner of Disbursing the Same.

March 22, 1878

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1877-1878, Page 678.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the County Commissioners of Richland, Sumter and Clarendon Counties be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to levy and collect a special tax of one-half (1/2) mill on the dollar, if so much be necessary, on all the taxable property of said Counties for the fiscal year 1877-78; said special tax to be used exclusively in the payment of the past due school claims against said Counties for the fiscal year 1876-77.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the County Treasurers of Richland, Sumter and Clarendon Counties to report to the County School Commissioners of said Counties the amount collected under the special tax levy herein provided for; and the County School Commissioners are hereby required to ascertain the ratio the amount collected bears to the whole of said school indebtedness for fiscal year 1876-77, and to issue their orders on the County Treasurers for such proportion to the holders of said claims: Provided, That no claims shall be paid unless the same are verified by the oath of the party to whom they were issued, and certified as correct by the Board of School Trustees for the school district in which said liabilities were contracted: And provided, furthermore, That the tax so collected shall be applied to the payment of claims of the school districts wherein they are collected: And provided, further, That the tax herein provided for shall be, as to the County of Sumter, in addition to the one-third of the poll tax heretofore appropriated to pay said school claims.

Approved: March 22, 1878

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