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SenateBill Number: 371Primary Sponsor: DrummondCommittee Number: 98Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Party primary elections, candidatesCurrent Committee: Conference CommitteeComputer Document Number: 436/12866DW.93Introduced Date: 19930204Date of Last Amendment: 19930505Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930525Last History Type: Appointed to Committee of Conference in lieu of Rep. J. BrownScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: DrummondType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 371 House 19930525 Appointed to Committee of 98 Whipper Conference in lieu of Rep. J. Brown 371 House 19930518 Conference powers granted, 98 Jennings appointed Reps. to Committee J. Wilder of Conference J. Brown 371 Senate 19930517 Conference powers granted, 98 Land appointed Senators to Washington Committee of Conference Leventis 371 Senate 19930517 Insists upon amendment 371 House 19930512 Non-concurrence in Senate amendment 371 Senate 19930505 House amendments amended, returned to House 371 House 19930429 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment 371 House 19930428 Amended, read second time 371 House 19930422 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 27, 1993 371 House 19930420 Debate adjourned until Thursday, April 22, 1993 371 House 19930414 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 20, 1993 371 House 19930407 Committee Report: Favorable 25 371 House 19930308 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 371 Senate 19930304 Read third time, sent to House 371 Senate 19930225 Read second time 371 Senate 19930224 Committee Report: Favorable 11 371 Senate 19930204 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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HOUSE AMENDMENTS AMENDED
May 5, 1993
S. Printed 5/5/93--S.
Read the first time February 4, 1993.
TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PARTY PRIMARIES CONDUCTED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT FILING FEES FOR ALL CANDIDATES FILING TO RUN IN ALL PRIMARIES, EXCEPT MUNICIPAL PRIMARIES, MUST BE TRANSMITTED BY THE RESPECTIVE POLITICAL PARTIES TO THE COMMISSION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-13-40 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 253 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 7-13-40. In the event that a party nominates candidates by party primary, a party primary must be held by the party and conducted by the State Election Commission and the respective county election commissions on the second Tuesday in June of each general election year and a second and third primary each two weeks successively thereafter, if necessary. Certification of the names of all candidates to be placed on primary ballots must be made by the political party chairman, vice chairman, or secretary to the State Election Commission or the county election commission, whichever is responsible under law for preparing the ballot, not later than twelve o'clock noon on May first, or if May first falls on a Sunday, not later than twelve o'clock noon on the following Monday. The filing fees for all candidates whose names are on ballots to be voted on filing to run in all primaries, except municipal primaries, must be transmitted by the respective political parties to the State Election Commission and placed by the executive director of the commission in a special account designated for use in conducting the primaries and must be used for that purpose. The filing fee for each office is one percent of the total salary for the term of that office or one hundred dollars, whichever amount is greater."
SECTION 2. The provisions of this act are applicable to filing fees paid by candidates for primaries conducted after the effective date of this act.
SECTION 3. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 7-11-5. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, and not including any office created under the United States Constitution, beginning with the general election of 1994, all candidates seeking nomination for statewide constitutional office, the state Senate, or House of Representatives, may be nominated only by primary or petition
(B) This section does not affect the procedure for selecting substitution candidates provided under the provisions of Section 7-11-50."
SECTION 4. County parties may provide that candidates, filing to run in their respective primaries, may file and pay their fees at the county office of voter registration. The documents and filing fees must be forwarded immediately to the county chairperson of the respective party.
SECTION 5. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 7-13-17. An election which was scheduled to be conducted at the time of the general election pursuant to the provisions of Section 7-13-35 and is rescheduled because of a legal challenge or by action of the United States Justice Department, must be conducted by the county election commission and all costs associated with the conduct of it, including the cost of publishing the notice of the election, must be paid by the State Election Commission to all elections conducted on or after January 1, 1993."
SECTION 6. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.