Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 5055Primary Sponsor: RogersCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Election Commission member, campaign practicesResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: PT/1167DW.94Introduced Date: 19940412Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940412Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: RogersType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 5055 House 19940412 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION FROM PARTICIPATING IN POLITICAL MANAGEMENT OR IN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN DURING THE MEMBER'S TERM OF OFFICE, TO PROHIBIT A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION FROM MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO A CANDIDATE OR KNOWINGLY ATTEND A FUNDRAISER HELD FOR THE BENEFIT OF A CANDIDATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBER MAY BE REMOVED FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-3-10 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 276 of 1992, is further amended by adding:
"(e) No member of the commission may participate in political management or in a political campaign during the member's term of office. No member of the commission may make a contribution to a candidate or knowingly attend a fundraiser held for the benefit of a candidate. Violation of this subsection subjects the commissioner to removal by the Governor."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.