WHEREAS, S.C. Code Ann. § 1-3-240(B) states: "[a]ny person appointed to a state office by a Governor, either with or without the advice and consent of the Senate, other than those officers enumerated in subsection (C), may be removed from office by the Governor at his discretion by an Executive Order removing the officer"; and
WHEREAS, membership on the Commission on Women is a state office created by S.C. Code Ann. § 1-15-10 that is not listed among the exempt state offices enumerated in S.C. Code Ann. § 1-3-240(C); and
WHEREAS, Clara H. Heinsohn of Charleston, Susan B. Hoag of Greenville, Kristin S. Maguire of Clemson, and Kathryn Kling Wade of Aiken were previously appointed to the Commission on Women by a Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; and
WHEREAS, Clara H. Heinsohn and Susan B. Hoag were re-appointed to a third consecutive term notwithstanding S.C. Code Ann. § 1-15-10, which states that "[n]o member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms,"
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby remove Clara H. Heinsohn, Susan B. Hoag, Kristin S. Maguire and Kathryn Kling Wade from the Commission on Women and declare their seats to be vacant.
This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 30TH DAY OF MARCH, 1999.
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