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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Laurens County and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a School Tax Therein."

December 24, 1890

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1890, Pages 935-936.
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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 Laurens County and to authorize the levy and collection of a school tax therein" be amended so as to read as follows:

"Section 3. That in addition to the rights and privileges hereinbefore granted, the said School District shall have power to levy on all real and personal property returned in said District a tax not exceeding four mills on the dollar, subject to the following provisions: The School Trustees of said District shall at any time previous to the thirtieth day of June of each year, upon the written request of twenty property holders, issue a call for a public meeting (after two weeks' notice) of all those citizens who return real or personal property in said District, and such notice shall be published in at least one newspaper, and posted in two public places in said District, for at least two weeks before such meeting, and shall specify the time and place and object of said meeting."

Sec. 2. That Section 6 of said Act be amended so as to read as follows:

"Section 6. That the money collected from said tax levy and the Constitutional poll and two mills tax to which the said District is entitled under the general provisions of the law shall be held by the County Treasurer and paid out on warrants drawn by the Trustees of said School District, countersigned by the County School Commissioners: and said Treasurer shall be liable to the said School District for the non-performance of his duty in respect to said money in the same manner and to the same extent and under like penalties as for non-performance of his duties in reference to State and County taxes: Provided, That the School Commissioner of said County and the Trustees of said School District be, and they are hereby, authorized to apply for the fiscal year commencing November 1st, 1890, so much of said money, as may be necessary for the purchase and erection of suitable buildings for said schools, or for the renting of the same for said schools."

Sec. 3. That said Act be amended by the addition of a new Section to be known as:

"Section 8. That non-residents who own property in said School District and return the same for taxation shall have all the rights and privileges of residents of said School District."

Sec. 4. That said Act be amended by changing Section 8 so that it shall be known as Section 9 of said Act.

Approved December 24th, A.D. 1890.

Benjamin R. Tillman, Governor.
Eugene B. Gary, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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