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A4, R14, S277
Sponsors: Senators Peeler, Campsen, Rose, Ryberg, McConnell, Bright, Knotts, O'Dell, S. Martin and Alexander
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Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2011
Introduced in the House on February 17, 2011
Passed by the General Assembly on March 29, 2011
Governor's Action: No signature required
Summary: Ratification of Constitutional Amendment; Labor Elections
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/15/2010 Senate Prefiled 12/15/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/11/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 126) 1/11/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 126) 1/26/2011 Senate Committee report: Majority favorable, minority unfavorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 19) 2/8/2011 Senate Special order, set for February 8, 2011 (Senate Journal-page 10) 2/8/2011 Senate Roll call Ayes-32 Nays-7 (Senate Journal-page 10) 2/9/2011 Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 18) 2/15/2011 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 21) 2/15/2011 Senate Roll call Ayes-32 Nays-10 (Senate Journal-page 21) 2/16/2011 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 28) 2/17/2011 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7) 2/17/2011 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 7) 3/3/2011 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 6) 3/9/2011 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Ott, Cobb-Hunter, Sabb, Sellers, JH Neal, Govan, Crawford, Erickson, JE Smith, Williams, Jefferson, King, Knight, Daning, Crosby, RL Brown, Hosey, Clyburn, Alexander, GR Smith, Weeks, JR Smith, and Bedingfield (House Journal-page 23) 3/10/2011 House Read second time (House Journal-page 52) 3/10/2011 House Roll call Yeas-81 Nays-24 (House Journal-page 52) 3/29/2011 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 32) 4/6/2011 Ratified R 14 4/8/2011 No signature required 4/8/2011 Effective date 04/06/11 4/11/2011 Act No. 4
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AN ACT TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE, BY ADDING SECTION 12 TO GUARANTEE THE RIGHT OF AN INDIVIDUAL TO VOTE BY SECRET BALLOT FOR A DESIGNATION, A SELECTION, OR AN AUTHORIZATION FOR EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATION BY A LABOR ORGANIZATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Ratification of an amendment to Article II of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895
SECTION 1. The amendment to Article II of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, prepared under the terms of Joint Resolution 295 of 2010, having been submitted to the qualified electors at the General Election of 2010 as prescribed in Section 1, Article XVI of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, and a favorable vote having been received on the amendment, is ratified and declared to be a part of the Constitution so that Section 12 as added to Article II reads:
"Section 12. The fundamental right of an individual to vote by secret ballot is guaranteed for a designation, a selection, or an authorization for employee representation by a labor organization."
Ratified the 6th day of April, 2011.
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