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H*2222
Session 106 (1985-1986) 

H*2222(Rat #0377, Act #0357 of 1986)  General Bill, By Washington, D.M. Beasley, 
D.N. Holt, T.E. Huff, H.H. Keyserling, D.E. Martin, D.E. McTeer, Patterson, 
A.V. Rawl, T.F. Rogers, L.L. Taylor, J.H. Toal, J.M. White and R.R. Woods

Similar(S 151) A Bill to amend Chapter 17, Title 7, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the canvassing and certification of vote results by adding Article 7 so as to provide for the filing or continuation of a protest if a candidate dies after the election but before the time for filing a protest or after a protest has been timely filed. 01/24/85 House Introduced and read first time HJ-399 01/24/85 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-399 02/06/85 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-562 02/12/85 House Debate adjourned HJ-668 02/13/85 House Read second time HJ-691 02/13/85 House Reconsidered HJ-708 02/13/85 House Debate adjourned HJ-708 02/14/85 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 19, 1985 HJ-809 02/20/85 House Objection by Rep. Bailey, P. Bradley, Fair & Foxworth HJ-893 02/27/85 House Read second time HJ-1024 02/28/85 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1065 02/28/85 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-707 02/28/85 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-707 02/12/86 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-552 02/19/86 Senate Amended SJ-651 02/19/86 Senate Read second time SJ-661 02/19/86 Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-661 02/27/86 Senate Read third time SJ-770 02/27/86 Senate Returned SJ-770 03/04/86 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-1112 03/25/86 Ratified R 377 03/28/86 Signed By Governor 03/28/86 Effective date 03/28/86 03/28/86 Act No. 357 04/02/86 Copies available


(A357, R377, H2222)

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 7, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CANVASSING AND CERTIFICATION OF VOTE RESULTS BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILING OR CONTINUATION OF A PROTEST IF A CANDIDATE DIES AFTER THE ELECTION BUT BEFORE THE TIME FOR FILING A PROTEST OR AFTER A PROTEST HAS BEEN TIMELY FILED.

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

Continuation of protests

SECTION 1. Chapter 17, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 7

Continuation of Protests

Section 7-17-700. If any candidate in a primary or nonpartisan election dies after the election but before the time for filing a protest or dies after a protest has been timely filed, his political party or a representative duly appointed by the court may file or continue the protest on his behalf. The authority reviewing the protest may then certify the results and deny the protest or uphold the protest in which case it must order a new election. In this event, additional filings of candidacy will be allowed and a new election held in the manner the authority responsible for conducting the election provides.

Section 7-17-710. If any candidate in a special or general election dies after the election but before the time for filing a protest or dies after a protest has been timely filed, his political party or a representative duly appointed by the court may file or continue the protest on his behalf. The authority reviewing the protest may then certify the results and deny the protest or uphold the protest in which case it must order a new election. In this event, additional filings of candidacy are allowed and a new election held in the manner the authority responsible for conducting the election provides."

Time effective

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.




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