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An Act to Amend Section 1584 of the General Statutes, Relating to the State Lunatic Asylum.

December 5, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Page 1117.

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 1584 of the General Statutes be, and the same is hereby, amended, so as to read as follows:

"Section 1584. The Governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, five Regents of the Lunatic Asylum, who shall hold their offices for six years from the day of appointment, except upon the occurrence of a vacancy in the Regency, when the Governor shall fill the same by an appointment for the unexpired term only."

Sec. 2. That for the purpose of conforming the administration of the Lunatic Asylum to the foregoing Section, as amended, as soon as practicable after the approval of this Act, the incumbent Regents shall decide, by lot, on four of their number, who shall thereupon cease to be Regents, and the remaining five shall for the present constitute the Board of Regents; that of the remaining five, two shall be selected by lot to serve for two years, two to serve for four years, and one to serve for six years, their successors to be appointed under this Section, as amended, on the expiration of their terms of office as above determined.

Approved December 5th, A.D. 1891.

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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