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An Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax in School District Number One of Kershaw County for the Purpose of Maintaining One or More Graded Public Schools in Said District.

February 20, 1880

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1879, Pages 267-268.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted 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 for the purpose of maintaining one or more graded public schools in School District Number One of the County of Kershaw, the School Trustees of said district shall at any time previous to the 30th day of June in each year, upon the written request of fifty property holders, issue a call for a meeting, after two weeks’ notice, of all those citizens who return real or personal property in said district. Such notice shall specify the time and place of meeting, and be published in one or more of the newspapers published within the County, or be posted in four conspicuous places in said district.

SEC. 2. That the persons entitled to vote in said meeting shall have the power: First—to appoint a Chairman and Secretary; sccond—to adjourn from time to time; third—to levy on all real and personal property returned in said district a tax not exceeding one and one-half (1-1/2) mills on the dollar, if, by a vote of a majority of two-thirds of the citizens assembled at such meeting, it shall be deemed expedient to levy said tax, in addition to the amount of the constitutional school tax apportioned to the use of the schools in said district. Only those persons shall vote at such meetings who are citizens of the State and return real or personal property for taxation in said district, and no tax thus levied shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting.

SEC. 3. That it shall be the duty of the Chairman of such meeting to notify the County Auditor, within one week, of the amount of the tax thus levied, and the Auditor shall thereupon proceed to assess such tax on all real and personal property returned in said district.

SEC. 4. That the County Treasurer shall collect said tax at the time of collecting the State and County taxes, and it shall be a lien upon all property until paid, as is provided for in the case of State and County taxes; and the proceeds arising from said tax shall be paid out by the County Treasurer on warrants from the School Trustees of said district, countersigned by the County School Commissioner, and he shall be liable to all penalties prescribed elsewhere for non-performance of duty.

SEC. 5. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed; and that this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage.

Thos. B. Jeter, President Pro Tem. of the Senate.
John C. Sheppard, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
William D. Simpson, Governor.

Approved: February 20, 1880

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