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TO AMEND SECTIONS 59-53-510, AS AMENDED, 59-53-520, 59-53-530, AND 59-53-540, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, ALL RELATING TO THE NORTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE AREA COMMISSION, SO AS TO INCLUDE DILLON COUNTY IN THE COUNTIES IN WHICH PROGRAMS OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ARE ADMINISTERED, TO INCLUDE DILLON COUNTY IN THE COUNTIES IN WHICH THE COMMISSION MAY ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL SITES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF APPROPRIATE FACILITIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION MAY EXPEND FUNDS DERIVED FROM BONDS ISSUED BY DILLON COUNTY, TO PROVIDE THAT COPIES OF THE AUDIT OF THE COMMISSION'S ACCOUNTS MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATIONS AND GOVERNING BODIES OF DILLON COUNTY; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 59-53-550 RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE NORTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE AREA COMMISSION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-53-510 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 292 of 2002, is further amended to read:
"Section 59-53-510. There is created the Northeastern Technical College Area Commission which is a body politic and corporate and the governing body of the Northeastern Technical College. The commission consists of twelve members, three of whom must be qualified electors of Chesterfield County, three of whom must be qualified electors of Marlboro County, and three of whom must be qualified electors of Dillon County. These nine members must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of a majority of the legislative delegation from the county in which the appointee is a resident for terms of three years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. Vacancies must be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. The superintendents of education from Chesterfield, Dillion, and Marlboro Counties are ex officio members of the commission. One of the superintendents of the three school districts of Dillon County shall serve as a member ex officio for a term of two years on a rotating basis."
SECTION 2. Section 59-53-520 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-53-520. The
committee commission shall constitute the administrative agency to administer the program of vocational and technical education in Chesterfield, Dillon, and Marlboro Counties under the former provisions which created the Advisory Committee for Technical Training."
SECTION 3. Section 59-53-530 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-53-530. The
committee commission may do all things necessary or convenient to promote the objects of the program instituted by the former provisions which created the Advisory Committee for Technical Training and without in any way limiting the generality of the foregoing, may:
(1) adopt and use a corporate seal;
such bylaws, rules, and regulations for the conduct of business and the expenditure of its funds as it may deem consider advisable;
(3) acquire additional sites within Chesterfield, Dillion, and Marlboro Counties and construct and equip
thereon on the sites appropriate facilities in accordance with the standards and specifications promulgated by former provisions which created the State Advisory Committee;
(4) acquire by gift, purchase, or otherwise all kinds and descriptions of real and personal property;
(5) accept gifts, grants, donations, devises, and bequests;
(6) provide appropriate supervision of the maintenance of
any facility established to promote vocational or technical education;
(7) provide the necessary administrative services required by the state program;
such personnel as may be necessary to enable the area committee commission to fulfill its functions;
(9) establish, promulgate, and enforce reasonable rules and regulations, in conjunction with those promulgated by the state agency, for the operation of its facilities;
any funds received in any manner, including the proceeds derived from any bonds issued either by Chesterfield County, Dillon County, or Marlboro County to defray any costs incident to the establishment of adequate facilities for the program and thereafter expend such these funds for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the facilities;
(11) apply for, receive, and expend
moneys monies from all governmental agencies, both state and federal; and
all powers contemplated for local agencies by the former provisions which that created the State Advisory Committee for Technical Training, and all other laws modifying, amending, or implementing it."
SECTION 4. Section 59-53-540 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-53-540. The
committee commission shall at all times keep full and accurate accounts of its acts, receipts, and expenditures, and at least once within four months following the close of its fiscal year, a complete audit of its affairs shall must be made by a qualified public accountant. Copies of the audit shall must be delivered to the legislative delegations and the governing bodies of Chesterfield, Dillon, and Marlboro Counties."
SECTION 5. Section 59-53-550 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 6. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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