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H 3675 Joint Resolution, By Sheheen
    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the Legislative Department, so as to require members of the House and Senate to be elected from single-member election districts, to require reapportionment of these election districts every ten years, to provide that the age requirements of Senators and Representatives as contained in the Constitution are as of the time their term of office begins, to provide that the members of the General Assembly shall receive an annual salary and allowances as prescribed by law and that additional salary and allowances may be provided for special sessions, to provide that each house of the General Assembly shall not judge those qualifications of its own members which are set out in the Constitution, to delete the immunity of the members of the General Assembly from civil process or criminal arrest for certain offenses during their attendance at the General Assembly, to authorize either house to provide by rule for the second reading of Bills and Joint Resolutions "viva voce" or by distribution of printed copies thereof to each member, to require a roll call vote in all elections by the General Assembly or either House thereof except upon unanimous consent to dispense with the roll call, to require the proceedings of each House to be public except when two-thirds of the members present in either House vote to have a closed session, to provide that any vacancy in the General Assembly where the unexpired term is less than one year may be filled as provided by General Law, to delete language prohibiting the marriage of persons of a certain race and language relating to unmarried women under a certain age consenting to sexual intercourse, and to provide that the General Assembly shall provide for the codification of the laws of this State and for keeping the codification up to date.
02/02/88House Introduced and read first time HJ-849
02/02/88House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-850
02/25/88House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-1496
03/02/88House Amended HJ-1620
03/02/88House Objection by Rep. Hearn, MD Burriss & Humphries HJ-1622
03/02/88House Special order, set for following disposition of S 704 (Under H 3892) HJ-1656
03/02/88House Read second time HJ-1665
03/03/88House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1726
03/08/88Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-17
03/08/88Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-18
05/25/88Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-34

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