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S*0771 (Rat #0225, Act #0226 of 1996) General Bill, By Holland and Washington
    A Bill to amend Section 7-11-15, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to qualifications to run as a candidate in general elections, so as to provide that all candidates, except for petition candidates, must file their statements of intention of candidacy between the sixteenth of March and the thirtieth of March, to provide that candidates seeking nomination for the office of State Senate or the House of Representatives must file their statements of intention of candidacy with the county executive committee of their respective parties in their county of residence, which must in turn transmit these statements to the executive committee of the State Party, and to delete provisions relating to petition candidates; to amend Section 7-11-210, relating to notice of candidacy and pledge, so as to provide that all candidates under this Section must submit a notice or pledge no later than the thirtieth of March; to amend Section 7-13-40, as amended, relating to certification of candidates, so as to provide that certification of the names of candidates to be placed on primary ballots must be made not later than twelve o'clock noon on April ninth; and to amend Section 7-13-190, relating to special elections to fill vacancies, so as to provide that filing for petition candidates must open at noon on the eleventh Tuesday after the vacancy occurs for a period to close seven days later at noon.
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04/20/95Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-11
04/20/95Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-11
05/03/95Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-6
05/04/95Senate Read second time SJ-12
05/05/95Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-11
05/09/95House Introduced and read first time HJ-18
05/09/95House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-19
01/24/96House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-5
01/25/96House Read second time HJ-15
01/25/96House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-16
01/26/96House Read third time and enrolled HJ-3
02/06/96 Ratified R 225
02/12/96 Signed By Governor
02/12/96 Effective date 02/12/96
03/06/96 Copies available
03/06/96 Act No. 226

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