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S*0233 (Rat #0213, Act #0198 of 2016) General Bill, By Campsen, Hembree and Grooms
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    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6-1-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INVOCATIONS TO OPEN MEETINGS OF DELIBERATIVE BODIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PUBLIC PRAYER MEANS A PRAYER OR INVOCATION; TO PROVIDE THAT DELIBERATIVE PUBLIC BODY INCLUDES A SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD; TO PROVIDE THAT PUBLIC INVOCATIONS MAY NOT PROSELYTIZE OR ADVANCE ANY ONE FAITH OR BELIEF, OR COERCE PARTICIPATION BY OBSERVERS; AND TO BROADEN THE ITEMS THAT MAY BE INCLUDED IN A POLICY TO PERMIT PUBLIC INVOCATIONS ADOPTED BY THE PUBLIC BODY. - ratified title
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12/10/14Senate Prefiled
12/10/14Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 145)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 145)
02/05/16Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Hembree, McElveen
02/22/16 Scrivener's error corrected
03/23/16Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 7)
03/24/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/05/16Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 30)
04/05/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 30)
04/05/16Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 30)
04/06/16 Scrivener's error corrected
04/06/16Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 12)
04/12/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 10)
04/12/16House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 10)
04/20/16House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 343)
04/20/16House Committed to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 343)
05/24/16House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 8)
05/31/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 11)
05/31/16House Roll call Yeas-107 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 12)
06/01/16House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 6)
06/02/16 Ratified R 213
06/03/16 Signed By Governor
06/09/16 Effective date 06/03/16
06/09/16 Act No. 198



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