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207Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: WilsonDrafted Document Number: PT\1485DW.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJDate of Last Amendment: 19950309Subject: Canvassing agency
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950315 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19950315 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950314 Read second time Senate 19950309 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19950308 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Senate 19941017 Prefiled, referred to Committee 11 SJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
March 9, 1995
S. Printed 3/9/95--S.
Read the first time January 10, 1995.
TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-280, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MANDATORY RECOUNTS IN PRIMARIES AND GENERAL ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CANVASSING AGENCY SHALL GIVE PRIORITY IN THE RECOUNT TO SPECIFIC PRECINCTS IF ONE OF THE AFFECTED CANDIDATES FOR REASONABLE CAUSE SO REQUESTS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of Section 7-17-280 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Whenever When the difference between the number of votes received by a candidate who has been declared nominated for an office in a primary election or who has been declared elected to an office in a general election and the number of votes received by any other candidate or candidate not declared so nominated or elected or whenever when the difference between the number of votes received by a candidate who received the least number of votes to qualify for a runoff election and a candidate or candidates who did not so qualify shall be is not more than one percent of the total votes which were cast for such the office therein in the election, the committee or board charged by law with canvassing such the votes shall order a recount of such the votes to be made forthwith as soon as practicable unless such the other candidate or candidates shall waive a recount in writing. Upon the request of an affected candidate for reasonable cause, the canvassing agency may give priority in the recount to specific precincts."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.