Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 8 on line 7, page 6 and inserting:
/ SECTION 8. For counties in which the previous offices of county election commissions and voter registration boards were not combined prior to the effective date of this act, the members of both the boards shall continue serving, in a combined capacity, until the Governor makes the combined board initial appointments pursuant to item 7-5-10(B)(1). For counties in which the previous boards were separate and neither board had a director prior to the effective date of this act, the chairman of the former board of voter registration shall serve as the director of the board acting in a combined capacity and the chairman of the former county election commission shall serve as the chairman of the board acting in a combined capacity until such time as the Governor has made all the appointments to constitute the initial combined board pursuant to item 7-5-10(B)(1). Once the combined board has been fully constituted, the board may elect from among its members a chairman and such officers as it considers desirable, and must also hire a director, pursuant to the provisions of items 7-5-10(B)(5) and (6).
SECTION 9. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform. Amend title to conform.