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An Act to Require County Superintendents of Education to Make Monthly Apportionments of all Moneys Reported to Them as Collected by County Treasurers for the Preceding Month, and to Require County Treasurers to Pay Out the Same.

February 11, 1898

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1898, Pages 761-762.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That within ten days after the County Treasurer makes his monthly report to the County Superintendent of Education, showing the amount of money collected by him since his last monthly report, it shall be the duty of the County Superintendent of Education to apportion the money arising from a tax on property as shown by the Treasurer's report among the school districts of his county and to certify such apportionments to the County Treasurer, together with the poll tax belonging to each district as shown by said report; and it shall be the duty of the County Treasurer to enter upon his book to the credit of each school district the amount due each district according to such certificate of apportionment, and the County Treasurer shall pay out the money belonging to the respective districts, upon the school warrants of such districts, duly signed and countersigned by the school authorities, for that scholastic year in the order of their presentation, provided that there be no outstanding claims of the previous scholastic year; and the Comptroller General shall receive the warrants thus paid as proper vouchers in the hands of the County Treasurer.

Section 2. That the failure or refusal of a County Superintendent of Education or a County Treasurer to comply with the foregoing provisions, or any of them, shall constitute a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof he shall be subject to a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty days.

Approved: February 11th, A.D. 1898.

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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