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Sponsors: Reps. Jennings, Cato and Weeks
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Introduced in the House on February 19, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on April 14, 2009
Last Amended on April 1, 2009
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Elections dates
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/19/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-5 2/19/2009 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-5 3/25/2009 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-6 3/26/2009 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks 3/31/2009 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Simrill, EH Pitts, MA Pitts, Haley, Toole, GM Smith, Crawford, Bedingfield, Millwood, Wylie, and Frye HJ-55 4/1/2009 House Amended HJ-93 4/1/2009 House Read second time HJ-95 4/1/2009 House Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-11 HJ-95 4/2/2009 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-54 4/14/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-19 4/14/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-19 4/16/2009 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Cleary, Scott
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 1, 2009
S. Printed 4/1/09--H.
Read the first time February 19, 2009.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-200 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR QUARTERLY ELECTION DATES FOR CONDUCTING REFERENDA OR OTHER BALLOT QUESTIONS FOR ALL ENTITIES AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT THEM.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 7-13-200. (A) An entity authorized by law to conduct a referendum, ballot measure, or other election event where a person is not elected to an office shall conduct this event, at which qualified electors are allowed to cast a ballot, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
(B) Notwithstanding another provision of law, if an entity is required to conduct a referendum, ballot measure, or other election event at which a person is not elected to office, it must be conducted pursuant to subsection (A).
(C) The provisions of this section do not apply to amendments proposed to the Constitution of this State or the United States Constitution."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to a referendum, ballot question, or other election event at which a person is not elected to office after July 1, 2009.
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