Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 252Primary Sponsor: GieseCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: JRSubject: Recall ProcedureResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: CYY/15006DW.93Introduced Date: 19930120Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930120Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Giese Bryan RoseType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 252 Senate 19930120 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO IMPEACHMENT OF CERTAIN EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS OF THE STATE, BY ADDING SECTION 4 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR RECALLING AND REMOVING FROM OFFICE PERSONS HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICES OF THE STATE OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS IN THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES OF STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Article XV of the Constitution of this State be amended by adding:
"Section 4. Persons holding public offices of the State or its political subdivisions in the executive and legislative branches of state or local government may be recalled by the people and removed from office in the manner provided by the General Assembly."
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 ballot:
"Shall Article XV of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that persons holding public offices at the State or its political subdivisions in the executive and legislative branches of state or local government may be recalled by the people and removed from office in the manner provided by the General Assembly?
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'."