Current Status Bill Number:
3978Ratification Number: 179Act Number: 120Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950411Primary Sponsor: TuckerAll Sponsors: Tucker, McAbee, Stoddard, Haskins and RobinsonDrafted Document Number: GJK\21648SD.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950525Date of Last Amendment: 19950523Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950612Subject: Transportation Department Commissioners, election of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950612 Act No. A120 ------ 19950612 Signed by Governor ------ 19950606 Ratified R179 House 19950525 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950524 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19950523 Amended, read second time Senate 19950425 Recalled from Committee, 15 ST placed on the Calendar Senate 19950425 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee House 19950420 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950419 Read second time House 19950411 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A120, R179, H3978)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-330, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COMMISSIONERS SHALL CONTINUE TO SERVE UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSORS ARE ELECTED AND QUALIFY, EXCEPT THAT NO COMMISSIONER MAY SERVE IN A HOLDOVER CAPACITY FOR A PERIOD EXCEEDING SIX MONTHS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Commissioners to continue to serve; limitations
SECTION 1. Section 57-1-330(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A) Beginning February 15, 1994, commissioners must be elected by the legislative delegation of each congressional district. For the purposes of electing a commission member, a legislator shall vote only in the congressional district in which he resides. All commission members must serve for a term of office of four years which expires on February fifteenth of the appropriate year. Commissioners shall continue to serve until their successors are elected and qualify, provided that a commissioner may only serve in a hold-over capacity for a period not to exceed six months. Any vacancy occurring in the office of commissioner shall be filled by election in the manner provided in this article for the unexpired term only. No person is eligible to serve as a commission member who is not a resident of that district at the time of his appointment, except that the at-large commission member may be appointed from any county in the State regardless of whether another commissioner is serving from that county. Failure by a commission member to maintain residency in the district for which he is elected shall result in the forfeiture of his office. The at-large commission member, upon confirmation, shall serve as chairman of the commission."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of June, 1995.