Current Status Bill Number:
76Ratification Number: 39Act Number: 15Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: HollandAll Sponsors: HollandDrafted Document Number: council\legis\bills\pt\2743dw.97Companion Bill Number: 3282Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970321Governor's Action: U Signature of Governor not requiredDate of Governor's Action: 19970417Subject: Voter qualifications, elector moved prior to date of election, provisions; elections, registration, constitution
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970509 Act No. A15 ------ 19970417 Signature of Governor not required ------ 19970417 Ratified R39 House 19970321 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19970320 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19970319 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19970205 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19970205 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19970204 Read second time Senate 19970130 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A15, R39, S76)
AN ACT RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 4, ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO VOTER QUALIFICATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE IS ENTITLED TO VOTE ONLY IN THE PRECINCT OF HIS RESIDENCE AND THAT ANY REGISTERED ELECTOR WHO HAS MOVED HIS PLACE OF RESIDENCE DURING THE THIRTY DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE DATE OF AN ELECTION IS ENTITLED TO VOTE IN HIS PREVIOUS PRECINCT OF RESIDENCE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Constitutional amendment ratified
SECTION 1. The amendment to Section 4, Article II of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, prepared under the terms of Joint Resolution 470 of 1996, having been submitted to the qualified electors at the general election of 1996 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 4 of Article II is amended to read:
"Section 4. Every citizen of the United States and of this State of the age of eighteen and upwards who is properly registered is entitled to vote as provided by law."
Ratified the 17th day of April, 1997.