Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 778Ratification Number: 105Act Number: 182Primary Sponsor: MooreType of Legislation: GBSubject: Aiken County Registration and Elections CommissionDate Bill Passed both Bodies: May 08, 1991Computer Document Number: 778Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 27, 1991Introduced Date: Mar 14, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Apr 25, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 27, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 182Scope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: Moore Setzler ShealyType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 778 ------ May 27, 1991 Act No. 182 778 ------ May 27, 1991 Signed by Governor 778 ------ May 21, 1991 Ratified R 105 778 House May 08, 1991 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 778 House May 01, 1991 Debate adjourned until Thursday, May 2 778 Senate Apr 25, 1991 House amendments amended, returned to House 778 House Apr 19, 1991 Read third time, returned with amendment 778 House Apr 18, 1991 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 778 House Apr 18, 1991 Delegation Report: Favorable 00 with amendment 778 House Apr 18, 1991 Unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 778 House Mar 28, 1991 Referred to Aiken Delegation 00 778 House Mar 28, 1991 Introduced, read first time 778 Senate Mar 27, 1991 Read third time, sent to House 778 Senate Mar 19, 1991 Read second time, notice of general amendments 778 Senate Mar 14, 1991 Placed on Local and Uncontested Calendar without reference 778 Senate Mar 14, 1991 Introduced, read first timeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A182, R105, S778)
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION FOR AIKEN COUNTY, TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD FOR AIKEN COUNTY AND DEVOLVE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD UPON THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE AIKEN COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE AIKEN COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD SHALL ACT AS THE GOVERNING COMMISSION OF THE NEW AIKEN COUNTY REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION UNTIL THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW COMMISSION APPOINTED AS PROVIDED BY THIS ACT TAKE OFFICE, AT WHICH TIME THE TERMS OF THE FORMER COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND REGISTRATION BOARD MEMBERS SHALL EXPIRE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Registration and elections commission established
SECTION 1. (A) There is created the Registration and Elections Commission for Aiken County. There are seven members of the commission who must be appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of a majority of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation, including the Senators, who are appointed for terms of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualify.
(B) Between the first day of January and the fifteenth day of March of every even-numbered year, the Governor shall appoint the members of the commission.
(C) Vacancies on the commission may be filled by appointment in the manner of original appointment for the unexpired term only.
(D) The members of the commission, the executive director, and staff shall receive compensation as may be appropriated by the county council upon the recommendation of the county legislative delegation.
(E) The executive director shall be appointed and may be removed by a majority vote of the Senators and a majority vote of the members of the House of Representatives representing Aiken County.
Commission and board abolished; powers, duties devolved
SECTION 2. The Office of Commissioners of Election and the Registration Board for Aiken County are abolished. The powers and duties of the Commissioners of Election and the Registration Board are devolved upon the commission created in Section 1.
Temporary governing body, expiration of terms
SECTION 3. The current members of the Aiken County Election Commission and the Aiken County Registration Board shall act as the governing commission of the new Aiken County Registration and Elections Commission established herein until such time as the seven members of this commission appointed in the manner provided by this act take office. At this time, the terms of these former commissioners of election and registration board members shall expire.
SECTION 4. This act takes affect July 1, 1991.
Approved the 27th day of May, 1991.