Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
A205, R252, S418
Sponsors: Senator L. Martin
Document Path: l:\s-rules\drafting\lam\005stca.ec.lam.docx
Introduced in the Senate on February 12, 2009
Introduced in the House on April 20, 2010
Last Amended on May 20, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on May 26, 2010
Governor's Action: June 2, 2010, Signed
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/12/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 2/12/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-6 2/19/2009 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Cleary, Scott 4/14/2010 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-59 4/15/2010 Senate Read second time SJ-15 4/20/2010 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-10 4/20/2010 House Introduced and read first time HJ-46 4/20/2010 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-46 5/12/2010 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-11 5/20/2010 House Amended HJ-28 5/20/2010 House Read second time HJ-28 5/20/2010 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-29 5/21/2010 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-4 5/26/2010 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-103 6/1/2010 Ratified R 252 6/2/2010 Signed By Governor 6/11/2010 Effective date 06/08/10 6/15/2010 Act No. 205
View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A205, R252, S418)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-220, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF STATE CANVASSERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MEETING MAY BE CONVENED BY TELEPHONE OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION INSTEAD OF IN PERSON AT THE OFFICE OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-510, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CONVENING OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AS COUNTY BOARDS OF CANVASSERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY REQUIRED MEETINGS MAY BE CONVENED BY TELEPHONE OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
State Board of Canvassers, meetings, convening
SECTION 1. Section 7-17-220 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 276 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 7-17-220. Unless otherwise provided in Section 7-3-10(c), the Board of State Canvassers shall convene a meeting scheduled through the office of the Election Commission within ten days after any general election for the purpose of canvassing the vote for all officers voted for at such election, including the vote for the electors for President and Vice President, and for the purpose of canvassing the vote on all Constitutional Amendments and questions and other issues. Nothing in this section prohibits the meeting from being conducted by using telephone conference or other means of telecommunication or electronic communication. Any meeting of the Board of Canvassers as provided in this section must be accessible and without cost to the public and must comply with the notice requirements of Chapter 4, Title 30, the Freedom of Information Act."
Commissioners of election, meetings, convening
SECTION 2. Section 7-17-510 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 253 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 7-17-510. The commissioners of election for the counties shall convene a meeting on the Thursday next following the primary, before one o'clock p.m. of that day and shall organize as the county board of canvassers for primaries. They may appoint a competent person as secretary. The chairman shall administer the constitutional oath to each member of the board and to the secretary. The secretary shall administer to the chairman the same oath. Each county board of canvassers for primaries shall canvass the votes of the county and declare the results. The county board of canvassers for primaries shall make statements of the votes of the precincts of its county as the nature of the primary requires not later than twelve o'clock noon on the Saturday next following the primary and at that time transmit and certify to the Board of State Canvassers the results of its findings. This procedure must be repeated following every primary runoff. The Board of State Canvassers shall convene a meeting scheduled through the office of the State Election Commission and shall canvass the vote and declare the results of the primaries and the runoffs no later than twelve o'clock noon on the Saturday next following the primary in the State for state offices, federal offices, and offices involving more than one county. Nothing in this section prohibits any meeting required by this section from being conducted by using telephone conference or other means of telecommunication or electronic communication. Any meeting provided for in this section must be accessible and without cost to the public and must comply with the notice requirements of Chapter 4, Title 30, the Freedom of Information Act."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect June 8, 2010.
Ratified the 1st day of June, 2010.
Approved the 2nd day of June, 2010.
This web page was last updated on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 1:52 P.M.