South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014

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S. 815

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General Bill
Sponsors: Senators L. Martin and Campsen
Document Path: l:\s-jud\bills\l. martin\jud0085.hla.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2014
Introduced in the House on February 27, 2014
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Candidate nominations

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/10/2013  Senate  Prefiled
  12/10/2013  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/14/2014  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 31)
   1/14/2014  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 31)
    2/5/2014  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 27)
    2/6/2014          Scrivener's error corrected
   2/25/2014  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23)
   2/25/2014  Senate  Roll call Ayes-39  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 23)
   2/26/2014  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 19)
   2/27/2014  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 5)
   3/20/2014  House   Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 3)
   3/26/2014  House   Debate adjourned until Tues., 4-1-14 
                        (House Journal-page 43)
    4/2/2014  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s). Lemmons, JE Smith, Hixon, 
                        Wells, Taylor, Hiott, Skelton, Allison, Hardwick, 
                        Spires, Kennedy, JR Smith, Anderson, Gilliard, Neal, 
                        Williams, McEachern, Brannon, KR Crawford, Wood, 
                        Ryhal, VS Moss (House Journal-page 10)
    4/9/2014  House   Debate adjourned until Tues., 5-6-14 
                        (House Journal-page 96)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/10/2013
2/5/2014
2/6/2014
3/20/2014

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COMMITTEE REPORT

March 20, 2014

S. 815

Introduced by Senators L. Martin and Campsen

S. Printed 3/20/14--H.

Read the first time February 27, 2014.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 815) to amend Section 7-11-30, South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, to provide that a party may choose to change nomination of candidates by primary, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

F. GREGORY DELLENEY, JR. for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-30, SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, TO PROVIDE THAT A PARTY MAY CHOOSE TO CHANGE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES BY PRIMARY TO A CONVENTION IF THREE-FOURTHS OF THE CONVENTION MEMBERSHIP APPROVES OF THE CONVENTION NOMINATION PROCESS, AND A MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS IN THAT PARTY'S NEXT PRIMARY ELECTION APPROVES THE USE OF A CONVENTION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 7-11-30 of the 1976 Code of Laws is amended to read:

"Section 7-11-30.    (A)    A party may choose to change from nomination of candidates by primary to a method to nominate candidates by convention for all offices including, but not limited to, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, United States Senator, United States House of Representatives, Circuit Solicitor, State Senator, and members of the State House of Representatives if:

(1)    there is a three-fourths vote of the total membership of the convention to use the convention nomination process; and

(2)    a majority of voters in that party's next primary election approve the use of the convention nomination process.

(B)    A party may not choose to nominate by party convention for an election cycle in which the filing period for candidates has begun.

(C)    A political party nominating candidates by party convention shall nominate the party candidates and make the nominations public not later than the time for certifying candidates to the authority charged by law with preparing ballots for the general or special election."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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