§ 31-7-10 Short title
§ 31-7-20 Legislative findings and intent; essential government functions; powers jointly exercised
§ 31-7-25 Additional findings
§ 31-7-30 Definitions
§ 31-7-40 Obligations and pledges authorized; surplus fund distributions
§ 31-7-50 Application of proceeds
§ 31-7-60 State tax exemptions
§ 31-7-70 Ordinance adoption requirements and obligation retirement
§ 31-7-75 Municipal annexation; ad valorem tax valuation
§ 31-7-80 Conditions for issuing obligations; approving and modifying redevelopment plans
§ 31-7-90 Residential displacement requirements, benefits, and protections
§ 31-7-100 County auditor certification; value assessments; extending taxes
§ 31-7-110 Revenues and grants; county powers
§ 31-7-120 Intergovernmental agreements
§ 31-7-130 Government-owned telecommunications service providers

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 31 > Chapter 7 - Tax Increment Financing for Counties

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.