View Amendment Current Amendment: JUD3152.005.docx to Bill 3152     Senator RANKIN and HUTTO proposed the following amendment (JUD3152.005):
    Amend the committee report, as and if amended, page [3152-2], by striking in their entirety lines 13 through 30 as contained in SECTION 1(A), and inserting therein the following:

/         SECTION     1.     (A)     It is proposed that Section 8, Article IV of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
    "Section 8.     (A)     A Lieutenant Governor shall must be chosen at the same time, in the same manner, continue in office for the same period, and be possessed of the same qualifications as the Governor.
    (B)     Beginning with the general election of 2014, a person seeking the office of Governor in any manner that a person's name may appear on the ballot as a candidate for that office, and before that person's name is certified to appear on the ballot for the general election, shall select qualified electors to serve as Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Insurance.
    (C)     All candidates for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Commissioner of Insurance must be elected jointly in a manner prescribed by law so that each voter casts a single vote to elect a candidate for the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Commissioner of Insurance.
    (D)     The General Assembly shall provide by law the manner in which candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Insurance are selected."             /

Amend the committee report further, as and if amended, page [3152-4], by striking in their entirety lines 5 though 17 as contained in SECTION 2, and inserting therein the following:

/         "Must Section 8 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that the Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Insurance be elected jointly with the Governor in a manner prescribed by law; and upon the joint election to add Section 37 to Article III of the Constitution of this State so as to provide that the Senate shall elect from among the members thereof a President to preside over the Senate and to perform other duties as provided by law; to delete Sections 9 and 10 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State containing inconsistent provisions providing that the Lieutenant Governor is President of the Senate, ex officio, and while presiding in the Senate, has no vote, unless the Senate is equally divided; and to amend Section 12 of Article IV of the Constitution of this State to conform appropriate references?             /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.