Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4675Primary Sponsor: BeasleyType of Legislation: GBSubject: Migrant Farm Workers CommissionResiding Body: HouseCompanion Bill Number: 1449Computer Document Number: CYY/19043.SDIntroduced Date: Apr 02, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jun 04, 1992Last History Type: Debate adjournedScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Beasley WaitesType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4675 House Jun 04, 1992 Debate adjourned 4675 House May 26, 1992 Debate adjourned until Thursday, June 4, 1992 4675 House May 12, 1992 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 26, 1992 4675 House May 06, 1992 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 12, 1992 4675 House Apr 21, 1992 Recalled from Committee 20 4675 House Apr 02, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 20 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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April 21, 1992
S. Printed 4/21/92--H.
Read the first time April 2, 1992.
TO AMEND SECTION 46-43-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MIGRANT FARM WORKERS COMMISSION, SO AS TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A REPRESENTATIVE OF CERTAIN FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES IS AUTHORIZED TO ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSION IN ORDER TO ACT IN AN ADVISORY CAPACITY TO THE COMMISSION, AND TO AMEND SECTION 46-43-30, RELATING TO OFFICES OF THE COMMISSION AND OTHER RELATED ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS, SO AS TO DELETE THE STIPULATION THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL ELECT A CHAIRMAN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 46-43-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 46-43-10.(A) There is hereby created the Migrant Farm Workers Commission consisting of fifteen members appointed by the Governor and constituted as follows: Six farmers whose principle source of income is derived from farming, five of whom contract for migrant or seasonal farm workers, or both, two of whom shall represent the peach growers in this State, one of whom shall represent the apple growers, two of whom shall represent the various vegetable growers and producers of other row crops in this State which are planted, cultivated or harvested, partially or completely, by migrant or seasonal farm workers, and one general farmer who may or may not contract for migrant or seasonal farm workers; four members who represent state agencies with statewide jurisdiction which are involved with migrant or seasonal farm workers; and five members who represent some organization in South Carolina which is presently involved with migrant or seasonal farm workers in this State; provided, however, any organization created subsequent to May 25, 1976, may become eligible to have representatives appointed to this Commission upon approval of the Migrant Farm Workers Commission as then constituted. Terms of office shall be for four years with the initial appointments being divided between two and four-year appointments.
(1) Six members, representing different growers' associations.
(2) Three members, each representing a different migrant advocacy group in South Carolina.
(3) Three members, each representing a nongovernmental service provider which is involved with migrant or seasonal farm workers in South Carolina.
(4) Three members, representing the general public, one of whom must be appointed by the Governor as chairman of the commission.
(B) Except for initial terms as otherwise provided, terms of office of members of the commission are for four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. Vacancies must be filled in the manner of original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(C) A representative of the following agencies is authorized to attend meetings of the commission in order to act in an advisory capacity to the commission:
(1) United States Department of Labor;
(2) South Carolina Department of Labor;
(3) South Carolina Department of Agriculture;
(4) Department of Education;
(5) Department of Health and Environmental Control;
(6) Employment Security Commission;
(7) Governor's Office."
SECTION 2. Section 46-43-30 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 46-43-30. The commission shall elect a chairman and such other officers other than chairman as it deems necessary. Commission meetings shall must be held at least once in each quarter and at such other times as may be necessary upon the call of the chairman. Members who are not officials or employees of either the state or federal government shall receive mileage and subsistence as paid state employees when on official business. The migrant labor division of the South Carolina Department of Labor is designated the administrative agency of the Commission."
SECTION 3. The terms of office of the present members of the Migrant Farm Workers Commission shall expire on July 1, 1992, at which time the members appointed in the manner provided by Section 46-43-10 of the 1976 Code, as amended by this act, shall take office. In appointing the new members of the Commission in the manner provided by Section 46-43-10 of the 1976 Code, as amended by this act, the Governor shall appoint seven members for initial terms of two years each and shall appoint eight members for initial terms of four years each, the initial term of each member to be designated by the Governor when making the appointments.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.