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An Act to Amend an Act Approved 21st February, A.D. 1898, Entitled "An Act to Amend an Act Approved 17th February, A.D. 1897, Entitled 'An Act to Provide the Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools with School Text Books at Actual Cost.'"

February 17, 1900

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1900, Pages 358-360.
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Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That section 2 of an Act approved 21st day of February, A. D. 1898, entitled "An Act to amend an Act approved the 17th day of February, A. D. 1897, entitled 'An Act to provide the pupils attending the free public schools with text-books at actual cost,'" be amended as follows: By inserting between the words "books" and "provided" the following words: "that the County Superintendent of Education in every county in the State be, and he is hereby, required to keep his office open each day of the week for one week prior to the time appointed for the schools to open in his county, and for one week immediately thereafter, and for at least one day in each week during the remainder of the school term, for the convenience of those wishing to purchase school books;" and by striking out the word "Marlboro," between the words "Georgetown" and "and," and inserting the words "Kershaw and Lexington;" so that the said section 2, when so amended, shall read as follows, to wit:

"Section 2. Said Act is hereby further amended, in section 3, by adding to the end of said section the following, viz: 'and the places where said school text-books are kept and sold shall be deemed depositories, under the control of the State, as provided in the seventh article, or provision, in the contract made in 1893 with the publishers of school text-books;' so that said section, when so amended, shall read as follows, viz:

"Section 3. That the amount so set aside by the County Board of Education shall be and remain a permanent fund in the hands of the County Superintendent of Education, to be used in purchasing and keeping on hand school text books for sale to pupils attending the free public schools of his county, for cash, at actual cost or exchange prices, and to be used for no other purpose, and in no other manner; and the places where said school text-books are kept and sold shall be deemed depositories, under the control of the State, as provided in the seventh article, or provision, in the contract made in 1893 with the publishers of school text-books. That the County Superintendent of Education in every county in the State be, and he is hereby, required to keep his office open each day of the week for one week prior to the time appointed for the schools to open in his county, and for one week immediately thereafter, and for at least one day in each week during the remainder of the school term, for the convenience of those wishing to purchase school books: Provided, That the provisions of this Act shall not apply to the city of Sumter: Provided, That in the Counties of Beaufort, Charleston, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Georgetown, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Greenwood, Lexington and Richland, the County Boards of Education are hereby authorized and empowered, but not required, to carry out the provisions of this Act."

Sec. 2. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved the 17th Day of February, A.D. 1900.

Miles B. McSweeney, Governor.
Robert B. Scarborough, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Frank Boyd Gary, Speaker of the House



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