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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in the Town of Union, in the County of Union, and the Town of Johnston's, in the County of Edgefield, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special School Tax Therein," approved December 24th, 1879, so far as it Related to the School District at Johnston's and Affects the Levying of an Additional Tax.

February 4, 1882

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1881-1882, Pages 760-762.
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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 Section 3 of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the establishment of a new School District in the town of Union, in the County of Union, and the town of Johnston’s, in the County of Edgefield, and to authorize the levy and collection of a special school tax therein,” approved December 24, 1879, be, and the same is hereby, amended by inserting between the words “Districts" and “shall,” on the twentieth line, the following words, “present and voting at meeting,” so that the said Section will read as follows, to wit: That in addition to the rights and privileges hereinbefore granted, the said School Districts shall have the power to levy on all real and personal property returned in said District a tax not exceeding one and a half mills on the dollar, subject to the following provisions: The School Trustees of said Districts shall, at any time previous to the 30th of June in each year, upon the written request of three property holders, issue a call for a meeting, after two weeks’ notice, of all those citizens who return real or personal property in said Districts; such notice shall specify the time and place of meeting, and be published in the Edgefield Monitor, also be posted in three conspicuous places in said Districts. The persons entitled to vote in said meeting shall have the power, first, to appoint a chairman and secretary; second, to adjourn from time to time; third, to decide, whether in addition to the constitutional school tax apportioned to the use of schools in said Districts, it is deemed expedient to levy an additional tax, not to exceed the limit hereinbefore mentioned, for the pay of teachers’ salaries, or the building and improvement of school houses, or for incidental expenses: Provided, That at least three-fourths of the taxpayers of said Districts present and voting at meeting, shall vote in favor of levying an additional tax for the purpose mentioned. Only these persons shall vote at such meetings who are citizens of the State and return real or personal property in said Districts. No tax thus levied shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting. It shall be the duty of the chairman of such meeting to notity the County Auditors within one week of the amount of the tax thus levied, and the Auditors shall thereupon proceed to assess such tax, on all real and personal property returned in said Districts. The County‘ Treasurer shall collect this tax at the time of collecting the State and County taxes, and it shall be a lien on all property until paid, as is provided for in the case of the State and County taxes. The proceeds arising from said tax shall be paid out by the County Treasurer on warrants from the School Trustees, countersigned by the County School Commissioners, and he shall be liable to all penalties prescribed elsewhere for non-performance of duty. For convenience in assessing such tax, the County Commissioners of Union and Edgefield Counties are hereby authorized and required to lay off a new township to be known as Court House Township, and to be coterminous in extent with such School District; the assessment for the scholastic year beginning on the first day of November, 1879, to be made by the County Auditor immediately after he shall have been notified by the said chairman of the amount of the tax so levied.

Sec. 2. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

In the Senate House, the third day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two.

John D. Kennedy, President of the Senate.
John C. Sheppard, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: February 4th, A.D. 1882.
Johnson Hagood, Governor.

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