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An Act to Authorize the Levy and Collection a Local Tax for School Purposes in School District No. 13, York County.

December 24, 1884

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1884, Pages 847-848.

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 School District No. 13, in York County, known by the local name of McConnellsville School District, is hereby authorized and empowered to levy on all real and personal property returned for taxation in said school district a local tax, not exceeding two mills on the dollar, to supplement the Constitutional tax, for the support of the public schools within said school district, by the persons and in the mode following, to wit: The School Trustees of said school district shall, on or before the first day of March next, and on or before the same day in each succeeding year, call a meeting of all the legal voters living in said school district, and returning real and personal property therein. A notice of said meeting, specifying the time, place within the said school district, and object of said meeting shall be published in one newspaper or more in the County of York, at least ten days before the said meeting. The persons answering the above designation shall, upon convening, appoint a Chairman and Secretary, and they may adjourn from time to time, decide what additional tax, if any, shall be levied, and, if they see proper to do so, appropriate the same in such manner as they may think best for maintaining the public schools within their boundary. And no tax thus levied shall be repealed at a subsequent meeting held within the same fiscal year. The Chairman of the said meeting shall, within one week thereafter, notify the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of said school district, and also the County Auditor, of the amount of the tax thus levied, and, if there has been any specific appropriation, how the same has been appropriated; and the County Auditor shall at once assess such tax on all real and personal property returned in said school district; and the County Treasurer shall collect the same with the State and County tax; and it shall be a lien on all property within said school district until paid; and defaulting taxpayers shall be liable to like process and penalties as defaulters for State and County taxes. The money collected from said tax levy shall be paid out by the County Treasurer for school purposes, general or special, as the case may be, on warrants drawn by the Trustees of said school district, countersigned by the County School Commissioner. The said Treasurer shall be liable to said school district for non-performance of his duty in respect to said moneys in the same manner and under like penalties as non-performance of his duty in reference to State and County taxes.

SEC. 2. The first assessment under this Act shall be for the scholastic year beginning November 1st, 1884.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect from its passage, and all Acts inconsistent therewith are hereby repealed.

In the Senate House, the twenty-fourth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four.

John C. Sheppard, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 24th, A.D. 1884.
Hugh S. Thompson, Governor.

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