1976 South Carolina Code of Laws
Updated through the end of the 2002 Session
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Title 1 - Administration of the Government
STATE COMMISSION FOR MINORITY AFFAIRS
SECTION 1-31-10. Commission for Minority Affairs created; composition; majority to be African-American; term of office; filling vacancies.
There is created a State Commission for Minority Affairs consisting of seven members and the Governor ex officio. The Governor shall appoint one person from each of the six congressional districts of the State and one person from the State at-large upon the advice and consent of the Senate. The Governor shall designate the chairman. The members serve for a term of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. Of the members first appointed, those appointed from the even-numbered congressional districts serve for a term of two years; those appointed from the odd-numbered congressional districts and the member appointed at-large serve for a term of four years. A vacancy must be filled in the same manner as original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term. A majority of the members of the commission must be African-American.
SECTION 1-31-20. Commission to meet at least quarterly; purpose.
The commission must meet quarterly and at other times as the chairman determines necessary to study the causes and effects of the socio-economic deprivation of minorities in the State and to implement programs necessary to address inequities confronting minorities in the State.
SECTION 1-31-30. Hiring of executive director and other personnel; appropriations.
The commission is authorized to hire an executive director and other personnel necessary to carry out its duties and functions under this chapter. The General Assembly shall provide for the funds in the annual appropriations act.
SECTION 1-31-40. Powers and duties of Commission.
The commission shall:
(1) provide the minority community with a single point of contact for statistical and technical assistance in the areas of research and planning for a greater economic future;
(2) work with minority officials on the state, county, and local levels of government in disseminating statistical data and its impact on their constituencies;
(3) provide for publication of a statewide statistical abstract on minority affairs;
(4) provide statistical analyses for members of the General Assembly on the state of minority communities as the State experiences economic growth and changes;
(5) provide the minority community with assistance and information on Voting Rights Act submissions in the State, as well as other related areas of concern to the minority community.
(6) act as liaison with the business community to provide programs and opportunities to fulfill its duties under this chapter;
(7) perform other duties necessary to implement programs. The commission may delegate these powers and duties as necessary.
SECTION 1-31-50. Promulgation of regulations to carry out duties.
The commission may promulgate those regulations necessary to carry out its duties under this chapter.