Current Status Bill Number:
305Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970204Primary Sponsor: DrummondAll Sponsors: Drummond, Giese and RoseDrafted Document Number: jic\5240htc.97Companion Bill Number: 3255Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Secretary of State, office of abolished; constitutional amendment
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970204 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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, 1999, AND PROVIDE FOR ITS FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES TO BE DEVOLVED ONTO OTHER STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICES 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, 1999. The functions and duties of the Secretary of State must be devolved upon the remaining state constitutional offices 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, 1999, and provide that the functions and duties of the office must be devolved upon the remaining state constitutional offices 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'."