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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Create a New School District Within the Township of Barnwell, in Barnwell County, to be Known as 'The Barnwell Graded School District,' and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein."

December 24, 1887

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1887, Pages 966-967.
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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 9 of an Act entitled "An Act to create a new School District within the Township of Barnwell, in Barnwell County, to be known as 'The Barnwell Graded School District' and to authorize the levy and collection of a local tax therein," be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out the words "and liquor license tax" where the same occurs on the second line of said Section, so that said Section as amended shall read:

"Section 9. All moneys received by the County Treasurer from the local tax herein shall be protected by the official bond of said Treasurer, and shall be paid out only on the warrant of said Treasurer of said Board of Trustees of the said School District: Provided, That said amendment shall not go into effect until July 1st, 1888."

Sec. 2. That Section 7 of said Act be, and hereby is, amended by striking out the word and figure "two (2)" on the third line thereof and inserting in their place the word and figure "four (4)," so that said Section when so amended shall read as follows:

"Section 7. That said School District is also hereby authorized and empowered to levy on all real and personal property returned in said School District a local tax not exceeding four (4) mills on the dollar in any one year, to supplement the general tax for the support of schools, by the persons and in the mode following, to wit: The said Board of Trustees, if they deem it expedient, shall on or before the fifteenth day of January, 1888, and on or before the same day in each succeeding year, call a meeting in said School District of all the legal voters living in above named School District and returning real or personal property therein: Provided, That public notice of said meeting specifying the time, place and object shall be given at least ten (10) days before said meeting, by posting the same in three conspicuous places in the said School District, and by publishing the same at least twice in one of the newspapers having the largest circulation in said School District. The persons answering the above designation, when thus assembled, shall appoint a Chairman and also a Secretary, adjourn from time to time, and decide what additional tax, if any, shall be levied. No tax thus levied shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting within the same fiscal year. The Chairman of said meeting shall within one week thereafter notify the Chairman of said Board of Trustees and the County Auditor of Barnwell County, respectively, of the amount of the tax thus levied, 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 of said County shall collect said tax with the other taxes for the same year, and said tax shall be liable to like process and penalties as are State and County taxes.

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

William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 24th, A.D. 1887.
John P. Richardson, Governor.

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