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H 3108
Session 123 (2019-2020) 

H 3108Next  General Bill, By Ballentine, Magnuson, Morgan, Yow, Cogswell, Clary, 
Caskey, Rose, Collins, Norrell, Elliott, Mace, W.Newton, Young, Huggins, 
B.Cox, Calhoon, G.R.Smith, Thayer and Toole
 A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION
 9-1-110 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT BEFORE TAKING A PUBLIC OFFICE IN THIS STATE, A
 PERSON SHALL AGREE THAT IF THE PERSON IS CONVICTED OF, PLEADS GUILTY OR NOLO
 CONTENDERE TO CERTAIN CRIMES, AND WHICH STEMMED FROM ACTIVITIES THAT OCCURRED
 WHILE THE PERSON WAS IN OFFICE, THEN THE PERSON FORFEITS RETIREMENT BENEFITS
 ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PERSON'S SERVICE IN OFFICE, AND TO SPECIFY THAT THE
 FORFEITURE PROVISIONS ONLY APPLY TO SERVICE FOR WHICH THE PERSON WAS ELECTED
 OR APPOINTED, OR REELECTED OR REAPPOINTED, AFTER JULY 1, 2019.
Previous3108Next.htm">View full text 12/18/18 House Prefiled 12/18/18 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 01/08/19 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 90) 01/08/19 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 90) 01/24/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell 01/29/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clary, Caskey, Rose, Collins, Norrell, Elliott 02/05/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Mace 02/07/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton 02/12/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Young 02/13/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, B.Cox 02/14/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Calhoon 02/19/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: G.R.Smith 02/21/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer 03/06/19 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole


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12/18/2018



H. Previous3108

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 9-1-110 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT BEFORE TAKING A PUBLIC OFFICE IN THIS STATE, A PERSON SHALL AGREE THAT IF THE PERSON IS CONVICTED OF, PLEADS GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE TO CERTAIN CRIMES, AND WHICH STEMMED FROM ACTIVITIES THAT OCCURRED WHILE THE PERSON WAS IN OFFICE, THEN THE PERSON FORFEITS RETIREMENT BENEFITS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PERSON'S SERVICE IN OFFICE, AND TO SPECIFY THAT THE FORFEITURE PROVISIONS ONLY APPLY TO SERVICE FOR WHICH THE PERSON WAS ELECTED OR APPOINTED, OR REELECTED OR REAPPOINTED, AFTER JULY 1, 2019.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 9 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 9-1-110.    (A)    Before taking a public office in this State, a person shall agree that if the person is convicted of, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a crime that is a felony, a crime that involves moral turpitude, a crime that has a sentence of two or more years, or a crime that violates election laws, and which stemmed from activities that occurred while the person was in office, then the person forfeits retirement benefits attributable to the person's service in office. If the provisions of this section are utilized, the applicable retirement system shall refund the person's employee contributions attributable to the person's service in office.

(B)    This section only applies to service in public office for which the person was elected or appointed, or reelected or reappointed, after July 1, 2019.

(C)    For purposes of this section:

(1)    'Public office' means any office of this State or political subdivision of this State, including school districts, for which the person was elected or appointed.

(2)    'Retirement benefits' means any benefit received by any retirement system administered pursuant to this title."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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