Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 190Ratification Number: 96Act Number: 49Primary Sponsor: RoseType of Legislation: GBSubject: Legislature, orientation programDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 14, 1991Computer Document Number: 190Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 27, 1991Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Date of Last Amendment: May 09, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 27, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 49Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 190 ------ May 27, 1991 Act No. 49 190 ------ May 27, 1991 Signed by Governor 190 ------ May 21, 1991 Ratified R 96 190 Senate May 14, 1991 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 190 House May 10, 1991 Read third time, returned with amendment 190 House May 09, 1991 Unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 190 House May 09, 1991 Amended, read second time 190 House Apr 30, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 30 with amendment 190 House Mar 13, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 30 referred to Committee 190 Senate Mar 12, 1991 Read third time, sent to House 190 Senate Mar 07, 1991 Read second time, notice of general amendments 190 Senate Mar 06, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 06 190 Senate Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 06 time, referred to Committee 190 Senate Sep 17, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 06 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A49, R96, S190)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-215 SO AS TO DIRECT THE OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE SENATE TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO ORIENT NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ABOUT THE OPERATIONS OF AGENCIES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA; TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROGRAM SHALL SUPPLEMENT ANY ORIENTATION PROVIDED BY THE HOUSE OR SENATE ABOUT ITS INTERNAL OPERATION AND ESTABLISH THE PROGRAM'S FOCUS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROGRAM BE HELD ON LEGISLATIVE DAYS AND OPEN TO ALL LEGISLATORS; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE JOINT OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IMPLEMENT THIS ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS IN THE 1992 GENERAL ELECTION AND FOR EVERY GENERAL ELECTION THEREAFTER.
Whereas, it is the general policy of this State to provide members of the General Assembly the orientation and information needed for legislators to make informed decisions. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Orientation program for new legislators
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 2 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 2-1-215. Beginning with members of the General Assembly first elected in the 1992 General Election, the Operations and Management Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate acting as a joint committee shall establish a program for newly elected members of the General Assembly to familiarize them with the operations of state agencies. The joint committee shall approve the content of the program and may designate an appropriate agency or institution to administer the program. This orientation program must supplement any orientation provided by the House of Representatives or the Senate about their internal operations.
The program must focus on the purpose, structure, funding, and operations of the various agencies, institutions, departments, divisions, and offices of state government. Agencies shall cooperate with the joint committee in making necessary presentations and arranging visitations to facilities. All programs must be scheduled on legislative days. All members of the General Assembly may participate in the orientation program."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 27th day of May, 1991.