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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 Local Tax Therein.

December 16, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Pages 1410-1411.
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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 4 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," approved December 19th. A. D. 1887, be so amended as that, after the term of office of the present Board of Trustees of said school district shall have expired, the number constituting said Board shall be increased to seven, who shall be elected at the time and in the manner provided for in Section 4 of said Act, and whose terms of office shall be, of the three first so elected, six years from the date of their election and until their successors are elected; of the next two so elected, four years from the date of their election and until their successors are elected, and of the last two so elected, two years from the date of their election and until their successors are elected. And that after the election of the three classes of trustees so provided for, those elected to succeed them and all trustees thereafter elected shall be elected each for a term of six years from the date of his election and until his successor is elected: Provided, That the Board of Trustees shall by election fill for the unexpired term any vacancy in said Board occasioned by death, resignation, removal, or otherwise.

Sec. 2. That Section 5 of said Act be so amended as to read as follows:

"Section 5. That it shall be the duty of the Chairman and Secretary of said public meeting, within one week after said meeting has been held, to notify the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for said school district and the Auditor of said County of the amount of tax thus levied and how it has been appropriated, and the County Auditor shall at once assess such tax on all real and personal property in said school district as returned and valued for taxes for the City of Laurens for the then current year, a list of which property and valuation shall on demand be furnished him by the Clerk of the City Council of said city; and the County Treasurer shall collect the same with the State and County taxes and such tax shall be a lien on all property until paid and defaulting tax.payers shall be liable to like process and penalties as defaulters for County and State taxes."

Sec. 3. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved December 16th, 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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