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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1343 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER OR CANDIDATE FOR A BOARD OR COMMISSION ELECTED OR APPOINTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR A HOUSE OF IT, FROM MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, A MEMBER OF THE CANDIDATE'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY, A BUSINESS, OR INDIVIDUAL WITH WHOM HE IS ASSOCIATED, AND TO MAKE A MEMBER OR CANDIDATE INELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 13, Chapter 13, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 8-13-1343. A member or candidate for a board or commission elected or appointed by the General Assembly, or a House of it, may not make a contribution to a member of the General Assembly. This prohibition also applies to a member of the candidate's immediate family, a business where the candidate or candidate's family member is the majority owner, or an individual with whom he is associated. A member or candidate for a board or commission under the provisions of this section is not eligible for appointment or election for one year following the receipt of the contribution."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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