Current Status Bill Number:
948Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980127Primary Sponsor: FordAll Sponsors: Ford and PattersonDrafted Document Number: jud9035.rfCompanion Bill Number: 4303Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Marriage, provision making marriage of blacks and whites unlawful deleted; Domestic Relations, Discrimination
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980217 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19980213 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19980212 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19980213 Senate 19980211 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19980127 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
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February 11, 1998
S. Printed 2/11/98--S.
Read the first time January 27, 1998.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (S. 948), proposing an amendment to Article III, Section 33 of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the prohibition against marriages, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES E. BRYAN, JR., for Committee.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 33 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST MARRIAGES OF WHITES AND NEGROES, SO AS TO REPEAL THE PROHIBITION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Article III, Section 33 of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 33. The marriage of a white person with a negro or mulatto, or person who shall have one-eighth or more of negro blood, shall be unlawful and void. No unmarried woman shall legally consent to sexual intercourse who shall not have attained the age of fourteen years."
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 ballot:
"Shall Article III, Section 33 of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to repeal the prohibition against the marriage of a white person with a negro or mulatto, or person who shall have one-eighth or more of Negro blood?
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'."