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SenateBill Number: 1447Primary Sponsor: RoseCommittee Number: 14Type of Legislation: SRSubject: Senate RulesResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: RulesComputer Document Number: 1447Introduced Date: Apr 02, 1992Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Apr 02, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: RoseType of Legislation: Senate Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1447 Senate Apr 02, 1992 Introduced, referred to 14 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND RULE 32 OF THE RULES OF THE SENATE RELATING TO EXECUTIVE SESSIONS SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A PUBLIC HEARING WHEN CONSIDERING GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS.
Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of South Carolina:
That the second paragraph of Rule 32 of the Rules of the Senate be amended to read as follows:
"All nominations appointments made by the Governor to the Senate shall be referred to such committee of the Senate as the President or the Senate may direct. Such nomination appointment shall be considered by the Committee to which the nomination appointment is referred at its next meeting and such other meetings as the Committee may determine. No unfavorable report may be made thereon unless and until an opportunity for a hearing is given the nominee. Provided, however, at any time prior to final action by the Senate with regard to the appointee, any member of the Committee to which the appointment is referred may obtain a public hearing in public or in Executive Session about the appointment by making a request for said hearing to the Chairman of the Committee. If the Committee fails to make a report within two weeks, the nomination appointment may be recalled from the Committee by the Senate in Executive Session. When the report of the Committee is received by the Senate, the final question on every nomination appointment shall be: "Will the Senate advise and consent to this nomination appointment?"