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An Act to Amend Section 62 of an Act Entitled "An Act to Declare the Free School Law of the State," Approved 9th March, A.D. 1896, Relating to the Exception of the Special Graded School District from Special Act Incorporating Said Special School District.

March 2, 1897

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1897, Pages 485-486.
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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That Section 62 of an Act entitled “An Act to declare the free school law of the State,” approved 9th March, A. D. 1896, be, and the same is hereby amended by striking out all after the word “districts” on line four thereof to the word “Provided” on lines six and seven thereof, so that said Section when so amended shall read as follows:

"Section 62. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to repeal the Act of the General Assembly creating special and graded school districts, and the provisions of said Acts shall apply to said school districts: Provided, That the Trustees of said school districts and Commissioners of the city school of Charleston shall make annual reports to the State Superintendent of Education in such form and at such time as he shall prescribe: Provided, further, Whenever under the provisions of law any municipal corporation is authorized to levy a special tax for the support of public schools therein, any person not a resident of said municipal corporation shall be entitled to a credit upon fees for the tuition of his or her children by the amount of such special tax paid by such person."

Approved: March 2nd, 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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