Current Status Bill Number:
4670Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980219Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins, Haskins, D. Smith, Cato, J. Brown, Townsend, Harrison, H. Brown and SharpeDrafted Document Number: pt\1695dw.98Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Candidates, statement of candidacy; filing date for notice or pledge changed; Elections
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980421 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19980415 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19980408 Read second time House 19980401 Committee report: majority 25 HJ favorable, minority unfavorable House 19980219 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
April 1, 1998
Introduced by Reps. Wilkins, Haskins, D. Smith, Cato, J. Brown, Townsend, Harrison, H. Brown and Sharpe
S. Printed 4/1/98--H.
Read the first time February 19, 1998.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4670), to amend Section 7-11-15, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to qualifications to run as a candidate in the general election, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
Majority favorable. Minority unfavorable.
JAMES H. HARRISON JAMES L.M. CROMER, JR.
For Majority. For Minority.
TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-15, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN AS A CANDIDATE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE TIME FOR FILING FOR OFFICE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-210, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE NOTICE OF CANDIDACY AND PLEDGE BY A CANDIDATE FOR SELECTION AS A NOMINEE OF A POLITICAL PARTY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE FOR FILING THE NOTICE OR PLEDGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of Section 7-11-15 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 226 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"In order to qualify as a candidate to run in the general election, all candidates seeking nomination by political party primary or political party convention must file a statement of intention of candidacy between noon on March sixteenth February first and noon on March thirtieth February sixteenth as provided in this section."
SECTION 2. Section 7-11-15(2) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 226 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"(2) Candidates seeking nomination for the state Senate or House of Representatives must file their statements of intention of candidacy with the county executive committee of their respective party in the county of their residence. The county committees must, within five days of the receipt of the statements, transmit them along with the applicable filing fees to the respective State Executive Committees. Provided, however, the county committees must report all filings to the state committees no later than five p.m. on March thirtieth February sixteenth. The State Executive Committees must certify candidates pursuant to Section 7-13-40."
SECTION 3. The first and second paragraphs of Section 7-11-210 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 226 of 1996, are further amended to read:
"Every candidate for selection as a nominee of any political party for any state office, United States Senator, member of Congress or solicitor, to be voted for in any party primary election, shall file with and place in the possession of the treasurer of the state committee by twelve o'clock noon on March thirtieth February sixteenth a notice or pledge in the following form, the blanks being properly filled in and the notice or pledge signed by the candidate: 'I hereby file my notice as a candidate for the nomination as __________ in the primary election to be held on __________. I affiliate with the __________ Party, and I hereby pledge myself to abide by the results of the primary and I authorize the issuance of an injunction upon ex parte application by the party chairman, as provided by law,; should I violate this pledge by offering or campaigning in the ensuing general election for election to this office or any other office for which a nominee has been elected in the party primary election, unless the nominee for the office has become deceased or otherwise disqualified for election in the ensuing general election'.
Every candidate for selection in a primary election as the nominee of any political party for member of the Senate, member of the House of Representatives, and all county and township offices shall file with and place in the possession of the county chairman or other officer as may be named by the county committee of the county in which they reside by twelve o'clock noon on March thirtieth February sixteenth a like notice and pledge."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.