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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Authorize the Board of Trustees of the School District of the Town of Laurens to Submit to the Qualified Voters the Question of Issuing Bonds for the Use of Said School District," Approved December 24th, 1891.

February 25, 1897

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1897, Pages 644-645.
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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That an Act entitled “An Act to authorize the Board of Trustees of the school district of the town of Laurens to submit to the qualified voters the question of issuing bonds for the use of said school district,” approved December 24th, 1891, be amended by striking out the word “one” on the 11th line of the first Section thereof and inserting in its place the word “two.” So that said Section one as amended shall read as follows:

"Section 1. That the Board of Trustees of the school district of the town of Laurens are hereby empowered to submit to the qualified voters resident in said school district, at an election to be held for that purpose after at least ten days’ public notice, the question of authorizing the issue of bonds not exceeding the amount of ten thousand dollars, bearing not exceeding seven per cent interest, and payable in twenty years, and the levy of an annual tax of two mills to pay the interest on said bonds. The Board of Trustees is hereby empowered to fix rules and hours for holding said election, to appoint three managers to conduct said election and declare the result, and is authorized to execute, sell and deliver the said bonds in the event the majority of the persons voting at said election shall vote in favor of the same: Provided, That said bonds shall not be sold for less than par value; the proceeds realized from the sale of which bonds shall be used by said Trustees in purchasing or erecting suitable school buildings, in repairing or improving school buildings and in providing suitable furniture and apparatus for same. That the interest annually accruing upon said bonds shall be paid by the County Treasurer out of the proceeds of said special tax. Any surplus remaining after the payment of the annual interest shall be applied under the direction of said Board of Trustees to the reduction of the bonds so issued by said school district."

Approved: February 25th, A.D. 1897.

William H. Ellerbee, Governor.
Miles B. McSweeney, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Frank Boyd Gary, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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