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An Act to Require County Treasurers to Report Number of Polls Who Have Paid Their Poll Tax to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees in the Several School Districts and to the School Commissioner, and to Require School Trustees to Report to the County Auditor all Taxable Polls in Their Districts.

December 22, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Page 1049.

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 the trustees of the several school districts in the County shall report to the County Auditor the names of all taxable polls in their respective districts, and said Auditor shall enter the same upon the tax duplicate to be furnished the County Treasurer. That said names so furnished shall be published annually in a newspaper published at the County seat once a week for three consecutive weeks, and where there is no paper published at the County seat, then in some other paper having general circulation in the County.

Sec. 2. That each County Treasurer, when he has finished the collection of taxes for his County, shall report to the Chairman of each Board of Public School Trustees the number of polls in the respective school disiricts who have paid said poll tax, and shall also report the same to the County School Commissioner.

Sec. 3. That any Auditor failing to comply with this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction befofe a Court of competent jurisdiction shall be fined in the sum of not more than one hundred dollars or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed thirty days.

Sec. 4. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved December 22d, 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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