Current Status Bill Number:
4343Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960109Primary Sponsor: D. SmithAll Sponsors: D. Smith, Littlejohn, Walker, Allison, Haskins, Jennings, Hutson, Cain, Harrison, Vaughn, Wilder, Law, Simrill, Herdklotz, Kirsh, Limbaugh, Gamble, Richardson, MeachamDrafted Document Number: PFM\7705SD.96Residing Body: SenateDate of Last Amendment: 19960423Subject: Secretary of State
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960515 Committee report: majority 11 SJ favorable, minority unfavorable Senate 19960502 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19960502 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960501 Read second time House 19960423 Objection by Representative Whatley Cave Neal Cotty D. Smith Harrison Limbaugh Lanford R. Smith Walker Haskins Vaughn House 19960423 Amended House 19960423 Objection by Representative Scott Knotts House 19960417 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19960109 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19951206 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 15, 1996
Introduced by REPS. D. Smith, Littlejohn, Walker, Allison, Haskins, Jennings, Hutson, Cain, Harrison, Vaughn, Wilder, Law, Simrill, Herdklotz, Kirsh, Limbaugh, Gamble, Richardson and Meacham
S. Printed 5/15/96--S.
Read the first time May 2, 1996.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (H. 4343), proposing an amendment to Article VI, Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to offices, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
Majority favorable. Minority unfavorable.
ADDISON G. WILSON ROBERT FORD
For Majority. For Minority.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO OFFICES BY ADDING SECTION 7A SO AS TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE ON JULY 1, 1997, AND PROVIDE FOR ITS FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES TO BE DEVOLVED IN THE MANNER THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL PROVIDE BY LAW.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Article VI of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, be amended by adding:
"Section 7A. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 6 and 7 of this article and Section 12 of Article IV or any other provision of this Constitution, the office of Secretary of State is abolished on July 1, 1997. The functions and duties of the Secretary of State must be devolved in the manner that the General Assembly shall provide by law."
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 ballots:
"Must Article VI of the Constitution of this State be amended by adding Section 7A so as to abolish the office of Secretary of State on July 1, 1997, and provide that the functions and duties of the office must be devolved in the manner that the General Assembly shall provide by law?
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'."