Current Status Bill Number:
322Ratification Number: 57Act Number: 35Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: RoseAll Sponsors: RoseDrafted Document Number: PT\1581DW.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950406Governor's Action: U Signature of Governor not requiredDate of Governor's Action: 19950420Subject: Coroners, qualifications of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950420 Act No. A35 ------ 19950420 Signature of Governor not required ------ 19950420 Ratified R57 House 19950406 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19950405 Read second time House 19950329 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19950201 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19950131 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950126 Read second time Senate 19950125 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A35, R57, S322)
A JOINT RESOLUTION RATIFYING 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 ratified
SECTION 1. The amendment to Section 24, Article V of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, prepared under the terms of a joint resolution of 1994, bearing ratification number 293, having been submitted to the qualified electors of the general election of 1994 as prescribed in Section 1, Article XVI of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, and a favorable vote having been received on the amendment, is ratified and declared to be a part of the Constitution so that Section 24 of Article V is 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."
Ratified the 20th day of April, 1995.