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HouseBill Number: 3117Primary Sponsor: WilkinsCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: JRSubject: Constitutional offices, appointment ofResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: 3117Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Feb 19, 1992Last History Type: Recommitted to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Wilkins Harwell Huff Clyborne Haskins Corning CatoType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3117 House Feb 19, 1992 Recommitted to Committee 25 3117 House Jan 16, 1992 Debate adjourned until Monday, February 17 3117 House Jan 15, 1992 Objection withdrawn by Representative 3117 House Feb 26, 1991 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, May 1 3117 House Feb 26, 1991 Reconsidered vote whereby the Joint Resolution was rejected 3117 House Feb 21, 1991 Rejected 3117 House Feb 19, 1991 Debate interrupted by adjournment 3117 House Feb 12, 1991 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 19 3117 House Feb 07, 1991 Objection by Representative 3117 House Feb 07, 1991 Objection by Representative 3117 House Feb 05, 1991 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, February 6 3117 House Jan 30, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 25 3117 House Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 25 time, referred to Committee 3117 House Dec 27, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 25 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
February 21, 1991
Introduced by REPS. Wilkins, Harwell, Huff, Clyborne, Haskins, Corning and Cato
S. Printed 2/21/91--H.
Read the first time January 8, 1991.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE VI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE OFFICES OF SECRETARY OF STATE, ATTORNEY GENERAL, STATE TREASURER, SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, COMPTROLLER GENERAL, COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE, AND ADJUTANT GENERAL, SO AS TO DELETE THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION FROM THE LIST OF STATE OFFICERS WHICH THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TO BE ELECTED AND PROVIDE THAT HE BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR FOR A TERM COTERMINOUS WITH THAT OF THE GOVERNOR.
Amend Title To Conform
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 7, Article VI of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 7. There shall must be elected by the qualified voters of the State a Secretary of State, an Attorney General, a Treasurer, a Superintendent of Education, a Comptroller General, a Commissioner of Agriculture, and an Adjutant General who shall hold their respective offices for a term of four years, coterminous with that of Governor. The duties and compensation of such the offices shall must be prescribed by law and their compensation shall must not be neither increased nor diminished during the period for which they shall have been elected.
The Superintendent of Education must be appointed by the Governor for a term of four years and until his successor is appointed and qualifies. The term of office must be coterminous with that of the Governor. Vacancies in this office must be filled by appointment in the same manner of original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term. His duties and compensation must be prescribed by law and his compensation may not be increased or decreased during the period for which he is appointed. The Superintendent of Education serving in office on the effective date of the provisions of this section providing for the appointment by the Governor of the Superintendent of Education continues to serve until his current term of office expires, at which time his successor must be appointed in the manner provided by this section."
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 ballots:
"Must Section 7, Article VI of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to delete the Superintendent of Education from the list of state officers which the Constitution requires to be elected and provide that he or she be appointed by the Governor for a term coterminous with that of the Governor?
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'."