Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4535Ratification Number: 299Act Number: 532Primary Sponsor: SheheenType of Legislation: JRSubject: Elections dates for filing candidates for 1994Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940223Computer Document Number: CYY/15574DW.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940302Introduced Date: 19940118Date of Last Amendment: 19940222Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940302Last History Type: Signed by GovernorScope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: Sheheen Hodges Wilkins J. WilderType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4535 ------ 19950103 Act No. 532 4535 ------ 19940302 Signed by Governor 4535 ------ 19940224 Ratified R 299 4535 House 19940223 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4535 Senate 19940222 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 4535 Senate 19940217 Read second time, notice of general amendments 4535 Senate 19940216 Committee Report: Favorable 11 with amendment 4535 Senate 19940210 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 4535 House 19940209 Read third time, sent to Senate 4535 House 19940208 Read second time 4535 House 19940202 Committee Report: Favorable 25 4535 House 19940118 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A532, R299, H4535)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR 1994 ONLY THE DATES FOR FILING OF ALL CANDIDATES SEEKING NOMINATION BY POLITICAL PARTY PRIMARY, POLITICAL PARTY CONVENTION, OR PETITION IS BETWEEN NOON JUNE FIRST AND NOON JUNE FIFTEENTH; NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 7-11-210 FOR 1994 ONLY, THE DATE FOR FILING THE NOTICE OF CANDIDACY AND PLEDGE IS BY NOON JUNE FIFTEENTH; NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 7-13-40 FOR 1994 ONLY, THE DATE FOR PRIMARY ELECTIONS IS THE SECOND TUESDAY IN AUGUST; TO CHANGE FOR 1994 ONLY, THE DATES FOR FILING FOR OFFICE, FILING THE NOTICE OF CANDIDACY, AND THE DATE FOR PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR SCHOOL BOARD WHOSE PRIMARY ELECTIONS COINCIDE WITH THE GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 7-13-40; FOR 1994 ONLY, TO PROVIDE THAT IF RUN-OFF PRIMARY ELECTIONS ARE NECESSARY THEY MUST BE HELD ON AUGUST 23, 1994, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 7-13-350; THE RESULTS OF ALL ELECTIONS MUST BE CERTIFIED TO THE APPROPRIATE ELECTION COMMISSIONERS BY 12:00 NOON ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1994, AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 7-13-40 FOR 1994 ONLY, TO PROVIDE THAT CERTIFICATION OF 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 JUNE SEVENTEENTH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Filing dates changed
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-11-15 of the 1976 Code, for 1994 only, the dates for filing for all candidates seeking nomination by a political party primary, political party convention, or petition is between noon June first and noon June fifteenth.
Date for filing notice of candidacy
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-11-210 of the 1976 Code, for 1994 only, the date for filing the notice of candidacy and pledge is by noon on June fifteenth.
Dates for primary elections changed
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-13-40 of the 1976 Code, for 1994 only, the date for primary elections is the second Tuesday in August.
Dates for school board elections changed
SECTION 4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for candidates for school board whose primary elections coincide with the general primary election established by Section 7-13-40 of the 1976 Code:
(1) for 1994 only, the dates for filing for all candidates seeking nomination by a political party primary, political party convention, or petition is between noon June first and noon June fifteenth;
(2) for 1994 only, the date for filing the notice of candidacy and pledge is by noon on June fifteenth; and
(3) for 1994 only, the date for primary elections is the second Tuesday in August.
Dates for run-off primary elections changed
SECTION 5. For elections held in 1994 only, if run-off primary elections are necessary they must be held on August 23, 1994. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-13-350 of the 1976 Code, the results of all elections must be certified to the appropriate state or county election commissioners by 12:00 noon on September 6, 1994.
Dates for certification of names placed on primary ballot changed
SECTION 6. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-13-40, for 1994 only, 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 June seventeenth.
SECTION 7. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 2nd day of March, 1994.