2018 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 33 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations

ARTICLE 1 General Provisions

Editor's Note
2000 Act No. 404, Section 1, provides as follows:
"(A)(1) This act must be construed liberally. The enumeration of any object, purposes, power, manner, method, or thing does not exclude like or similar objects, purposes, powers, manners, methods, or things.
"(2) The provisions of this chapter may not be repealed by implication. If they conflict with other provisions of the 1976 Code, the provisions of this chapter prevail.
"3) The powers and authorities conferred by this chapter may be added to and supplemented by any other general law.
"(B) The General Assembly finds that corporations not-for-profit established pursuant to this chapter have been authorized to provide the local governmental functions of water service or sewage treatment or a combination of both, fire protection service, ambulance service, and medical clinic facilities. Corporations not-for-profit exist for a public purpose, and the General Assembly declares that corporations not-for-profit must be treated like special purpose districts for purposes of Chapter 78 of Title 15, Chapter 56 of Title 12, and Sections 56-3-780 and 58-31-30(23) of the 1976 Code. Corporations not-for-profit may participate, under the same conditions as afforded special purpose districts, in the State Retirement System, the State Health Insurance System, state purchasing programs, and Sections 1-11-140 and 1-11-141 of the 1976 Code."
2000 Act No. 404, Section 7, provides as follows:
"Any charter of a corporation not-for-profit filed with the Secretary of State before the effective date of this act is not repealed or nullified by this act. If any article, sector, or paragraph of an existing charter is inconsistent with a provision of this act, the article, sector, or paragraph is automatically modified to the extent necessary to conform with this act."

ARTICLE 2 Incorporation ARTICLE 3 Members ARTICLE 4 Governing Board ARTICLE 5 Sale, Consolidation, and Mergers ARTICLE 6 Dissolution ARTICLE 7 Miscellaneous ARTICLE 8 Election to Become Public Body Politic and Corporate

Editor's Note
2001 Act No. 78, Section 1, provides as follows:
"Act 1030 of 1964 was enacted to take advantage of federal funding available through the Farmer's Home Administration Act to provide for the growing need for utility and other services, especially in rural areas. Since that time, the availability of the funding has diminished, and federal and state funding are more often provided from additional sources. The General Assembly finds, under certain conditions, that the not-for-profit corporations organized under Act 1030 of 1964, for the purposes of providing water services, should be granted the right to elect to become public bodies politic and corporate for reasons including, but not limited to, the following:
"(1) the opportunity to receive funding, loans, and grants from other sources such as the State Revolving Fund will be increased or enhanced;
"(2) the right to participate in a joint municipal water system as authorized under Chapter 25, Title 6 of the 1976 Code will be afforded; and
"(3) the cost of borrowing money for infrastructure construction and expansion will be lower and growth demands more economically met."

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