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Bill Number: 2862 Ratification Number: 402 Act Number 688 Introducing Body: House Subject: Joint resolution , relating to law enforcement officials, prosecutors, administrative officers, and the Attorney General
(A688, R402, H2862)
A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 24 OF ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS, PROSECUTORS, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS, AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE AGE AND QUALIFICATIONS OF SHERIFFS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Constitutional amendment proposed
SECTION 1. It is proposed that the second paragraph of Section 24 of Article V of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"The General Assembly may also provide by law for the age and qualifications of sheriffs and the selection, duties, and compensation of other appropriate officials to enforce the criminal laws of the State, to prosecute persons under these laws, and to carry on the administrative functions of the courts of the State."
Amendment submitted to electors
SECTION 2. The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
"Must Section 24 of Article V of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that the General Assembly may provide by law for the age and qualifications of sheriffs?
Yes / /
No / /
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."
Ratified the 8th day of March, 1988.