Reference is to Printer's Date 5/7/14-H.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking Section 8-13-310 of the 1976 Code, as contained in SECTION 4, and inserting:
/ "Section 8-13-310.
(A) The State Ethics Commission as
constituted under law
in effect before July 1,
1992, is reconstituted to continue in existence with
the appointment and qualification of the
at-large members as prescribed in this section
and with the changes in duties and powers as prescribed in this
chapter. On July 1, 1993, when the duties and powers
given to the Secretary of State in Chapter 17 of Title 2 are
transferred to the State Ethics Commission, the Code
Commissioner is directed to change all references to "this
chapter" in Article 3 of Chapter 13 of Title 8 to
"this chapter and Chapter 17 of Title 2".
(B) There is created the State Ethics Commission composed of nine members appointed
by the Governor, upon the advice and consent of
the General Assembly, as follows: The Governor shall appoint
the chairman and one additional member, and the State Treasurer,
the Comptroller General, the Attorney General, the Adjutant
General, the Secretary of State, the Commissioner of
Agriculture, and the State Superintendent of Education,
respectively, shall each appoint one member. All members must
be appointed from the state at-large. One member
shall represent each of the seven congressional districts, and
two members must be appointed from the State at large.
No member of the General Assembly or other public official
must shall be eligible to serve on the
State Ethics Commission. The Governor shall make
the All appointments must be based on
merit regardless of race, color, creed, or gender and shall
strive to assure that the membership of the commission is
representative of all citizens of the State of South
(C) The terms of the members are for five years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. The members of the State Ethics Commission currently serving
on this chapter's
effective date may continue to serve until the
expiration of their terms July 1, 2015, at which
time their terms expire and their successors appointed in the
manner prescribed by this section shall take office.
These Members may then
shall be appointed to serve one full five-year term under
the provisions of this chapter section,
provided that the members appointed by the Secretary of State,
Comptroller General, Commissioner of Agriculture, and the State
Superintendent of Education shall serve initial terms of three
years each Any member not appointed to serve an initial five
year term may be reappointed for one additional five year
term. Members representing the first, third, and
sixth congressional districts on this chapter's effective date
are eligible to be appointed for a full five-year term in or
after 1991. Members currently representing the second, fourth,
and fifth congressional districts on this chapter's effective
date are eligible to be appointed for a full five-year term in
or after 1993. The initial appointments for the at-large
members of the commission created by this chapter must be for a
one-, two-, or three-year term, but these at-large members are
eligible subsequently for a full five-year term. Under this
section, the at-large members of the commission are to be
appointed to begin service on or after July 1, 1992.
Vacancies must be filled in the manner of the original
appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. Members
of the commission who have completed a full five-year term are
not eligible for reappointment.
(D) The commission shall elect
a chairman, a vice-chairman, and
such other officers as it considers necessary. Five members of
the commission shall constitute a quorum. The commission must
adopt a policy concerning the attendance of its members at
commission meetings. The commission meets at the call of the
chairman or a majority of its members. Members of the
commission, while serving on business of the commission, receive
per diem, mileage, and subsistence as is provided by law for
members of state boards, committees, and commissions."
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.