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Sponsors: Reps. M.S. McLeod, Merrill and Clyburn
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 267, 4636
Introduced in the House on January 12, 2016
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Sine die adjournment
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/3/2015 House Prefiled 12/3/2015 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/12/2016 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 76) 1/12/2016 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 76)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANDATORY SINE DIE ADJOURNMENT DATE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ADJOURN SINE DIE ON THE FIRST THURSDAY IN MAY INSTEAD OF THE FIRST THURSDAY IN JUNE, TO PROVIDE AND ACCOUNT FOR A BIENNIAL STATE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SESSION ONLY MAY BE EXTENDED FOR PURPOSES OF THE BIENNIAL STATE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 2-7-60, RELATING TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH ITS 2017 SESSION FOR THE ENSUING TWO FISCAL YEARS, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ENACT A BIENNIAL STATE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2-1-180 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 2-1-180. The regular annual session of the General Assembly shall adjourn sine die each year not later than 5:00 p.m. on the first Thursday in
June May. In any odd-numbered year that the House of Representatives fails to give third reading to the annual biennial state general appropriation appropriations bill by March thirty-first, the date of sine die adjournment is extended by one statewide day for each statewide day after March thirty-first that the House of Representatives fails to give the bill third reading. In odd-numbered years, the session may also may be extended by concurrent resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of both the Senate and House of Representatives; however, the session only may be extended for the receipt and consideration of the biennial state general appropriations bill and gubernatorial vetoes to this bill. During the time between 5:00 p.m. on the first Thursday in June May and the extended sine die adjournment date, as set forth herein in this section, no legislation or other business may be considered except the biennial state general appropriation appropriations bill and gubernatorial vetoes to this bill and any matters approved for consideration by a concurrent resolution adopted by two-thirds vote in both houses."
SECTION 2. Section 2-7-60 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 2-7-60. (A) The General Assembly
shall annually shall provide for all expenditures in the general appropriations act and the appropriations made for any a department, institution, board, or commission shall must be in a definite sum for each purpose or activity with such that itemization under the activity as may be deemed considered necessary by the General Assembly.
(B) Beginning with its 2017 session for the ensuing two fiscal years and in each session every two years after 2017 for the two fiscal years next ensuing, the General Assembly shall enact a biennial state general appropriations act in a form and under conditions as it considers appropriate. On July 1, 2017, and thereafter, the term 'annual state general appropriations act' or any similar variations of this term as contained in a provision of law must be construed to mean the biennial state general appropriations act.
(C) Nothing in this section prevents the General Assembly from enacting a supplemental appropriations bill or a capital reserve fund appropriations bill in the manner authorized by law in even-numbered or odd-numbered years."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect July 1, 2016 and first applies to the 2017 session of the General Assembly and the 2017 biennial state general appropriations act, including the Governor's executive budget.
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