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H 3443 General Bill, By Lucas, Jordan, J.E. Johnson, McGarry, Fry, Taylor, B. Newton, Pope, McCravy, Forrest, Oremus, Yow, Elliott, B. Cox, Wooten, T. Moore, Caskey, McGinnis, Martin, Brittain, Hixon, Hiott, Blackwell, Davis, Erickson and Bradley
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 1-3-420, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO GUBERNATORIAL PROCLAMATIONS OF EMERGENCY, SO AS TO REMOVE REFERENCES TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 25-1-440, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE GOVERNOR DURING A DECLARED EMERGENCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AFTER THE ELAPSE OF AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS FOLLOWING THE DECLARATION OF AN EMERGENCY BY THE GOVERNOR, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE MAY CONVENE THEIR RESPECTIVE BODIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING SUCH DECLARATION, THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION, MAY TERMINATE, ALTER, AMEND, OR CONSENT TO THE TERMS OF ANY DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY DURING THIS CALLED SESSION, THAT SHOULD THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY NOT ACT, THEN THE TERMS OF THE DECLARATION SHALL CONTINUE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOES ACT, THAT A GOVERNOR MAY NOT DECLARE SUCCESSIVE STATES OF EMERGENCY THAT HAVE THE EFFECT OF REINSTATING, CONTINUING, ALTERING, OR AMENDING ANY DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY ADDRESSED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY NOT ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR SUCCESSIVE STATES OF EMERGENCY FOR THE SAME UNDERLYING EVENTS WITHOUT A SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCE.
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12/16/20House Prefiled
12/16/20House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 193)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 193)
01/13/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow, Elliott, B.Cox, Wooten, T.Moore, Caskey, McGinnis
02/02/21House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 2)
02/03/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Martin, Brittain
02/04/21House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 9 (House Journal-page 17)
02/09/21House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 23 (House Journal-page 14)
02/10/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon, Hiott
02/17/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell
02/18/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis
02/23/21House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Haddon, Burns
02/23/21House Debate adjourned until Wed., 2-24-21 (House Journal-page 20)
02/24/21House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Hart, Hill, Brawley, Thigpen, Howard, Gilliard, McDaniel, Henegan, Henderson-Myeres, Hiott (House Journal-page 17)
02/25/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson, Bradley
02/25/21House Amended (House Journal-page 21)
02/25/21House Read second time (House Journal-page 21)
02/25/21House Roll call Yeas-109 Nays-3 (House Journal-page 37)
03/01/21 Scrivener's error corrected
03/02/21House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 46)
03/02/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 12)
03/02/21Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 12)



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