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TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-1348, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE USE OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS FOR PERSONAL EXPENSES AND OTHER RELATED PROVISIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FINES, FEES, OR OTHER CHARGES IMPOSED BY AN APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE MAY NOT BE PAID FROM CAMPAIGN FUNDS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 8-13-1348(A) of the 1976 Code, is amended to read:
"(A) No candidate, committee, public official, or political party may use campaign funds to defray personal expenses, including fines, fees or other charges imposed by an appropriate supervisory office, which are unrelated to the campaign or the office if the candidate is an officeholder nor may these funds be converted to personal use. The prohibition of this subsection does not extend to the incidental personal use of campaign materials or equipment nor to an expenditure used to defray any ordinary expenses incurred in connection with an individual's duties as a holder of elective office."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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