Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 488Ratification Number: 293Act Number: 526Primary Sponsor: RoseType of Legislation: JRSubject: Coroners, qualifications and age requirementsDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940209Computer Document Number: 488Introduced Date: 19930303Date of Last Amendment: 19930406Governor's Action: U Signature of Governor not requiredLast History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940224Last History Type: Signature of Governor not requiredScope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: RoseType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 488 ------ 19950103 Act No. 526 488 ------ 19940224 Signature of Governor not required 488 ------ 19940224 Ratified R 293 488 House 19940209 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 488 House 19940208 Read second time 488 House 19940202 Committee Report: Favorable 25 488 House 19930413 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 488 Senate 19930407 Read third time, sent to House 488 Senate 19930406 Committee amendment adopted 488 Senate 19930401 Read second time, notice of general amendments 488 Senate 19930324 Committee Report: Favorable 11 with amendment 488 Senate 19930303 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A526, R293, S488)
A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 24, ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS, PROSECUTORS, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS, AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE AGE AND QUALIFICATIONS OF CORONERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Constitutional amendment proposed
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 24, Article V of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 24. There shall be elected in each county by the electors thereof a clerk of the circuit court, a sheriff, and a coroner; and in each judicial circuit a solicitor shall be elected by the electors thereof. All of these officers shall serve for terms of four years and until their successors are elected and qualify. The General Assembly shall provide by law for their duties and compensation. The General Assembly also may provide by law for the age and qualifications of sheriffs and coroners, and the selection, duties, and compensation of other appropriate officials to enforce the criminal laws of the State, to prosecute persons under these laws, and to carry on the administrative functions of the courts of the State. The Attorney General shall be the chief prosecuting officer of the State with authority to supervise the prosecution of all criminal cases in courts of record."
Question submitted to qualified electors
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:
"Must Section 24 of Article V of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that the General Assembly may provide by law for the age and qualifications of coroners?
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'."
Ratified the 24th day of February, 1994.