Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4810Ratification Number: 607Act Number: 493Primary Sponsor: RichardsonType of Legislation: GBSubject: Public Service Commission commissionersDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940527Computer Document Number: BBM/10943JM.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940714Introduced Date: 19940223Date of Last Amendment: 19940421Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940714Last History Type: Act No. 493Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Richardson J. Bailey Quinn Law Kirsh Wilkins Harrell Hodges Hutson Robinson Mattos Gamble Shissias Keyserling Clyborne Klauber Thomas CromerType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4810 ------ 19940714 Act No. 493 4810 ------ 19940714 Signed by Governor 4810 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 607 4810 Senate 19940527 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 4810 Senate 19940526 Read second time 4810 Senate 19940518 Committee Report: Favorable 11 4810 Senate 19940427 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 4810 House 19940426 Read third time, sent to Senate 4810 House 19940421 Amended, read second time 4810 House 19940406 Objection withdrawn by Byrd Representative 4810 House 19940406 Objection withdrawn by Spearman Representative White Cobb-Hunter Neal 4810 House 19940329 Objection by Representative Spearman White Cobb-Hunter Scott Anderson Neal Byrd 4810 House 19940224 Recalled from Committee 25 4810 House 19940223 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A493, R607, H4810)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 58-3-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ELECT COMMISSIONERS BASED UPON THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PURSUANT TO THE OFFICIAL UNITED STATES CENSUS OF 1990, RATHER THAN THE CENSUS OF 1980.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Census of 1990 to be used for districts
SECTION 1. Section 58-3-20 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Section 1549 of Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 58-3-20. The Public Service Commission shall be composed of seven members to be elected by the General Assembly in the manner prescribed by this chapter for terms of four years and until their successors are elected and qualify.
The General Assembly shall provide for the election of the seven member commission and elect members thereto based upon the congressional districts established by the General Assembly pursuant to the official United States Census of 1990. If the number of congressional districts is less than seven, additional members shall be elected at large to provide for a seven member commission."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect in the election cycle of 1998 and upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of July, 1994.