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1184Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000224Primary Sponsor: HollandAll Sponsors: HollandDrafted Document Number: l:\s-jud\bills\holland\jud0098.dhh.docCompanion Bill Number: 4721Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJDate of Last Amendment: 20000323Subject: Municipal elections, chairman of municipal commission to be trained and certified by State Election CommissionHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000329 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20000328 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000323 Amended, read second time Senate 20000322 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment ------ 20000303 Companion Bill No. 4721 Senate 20000224 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 22, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 23, 2000 - Word format
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
March 23, 2000
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Read the first time February 24, 2000.
TO AMEND SECTION 5-15-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS CONDUCTED BY MUNICIPAL ELECTION COMMISSIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF EACH COMMISSION MUST BE TRAINED AND CERTIFIED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR STAFFS MAY ALSO BE TRAINED AND CERTIFIED IF REQUIRED BY THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNING BODY.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 5-15-90 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 5-15-90. All municipal elections held under the provisions of this chapter shall be conducted by a municipal election commission composed of three electors who shall be residents of the municipality and who shall be appointed by the municipal governing body. The terms of the members shall be six years except of those first appointed one shall serve a term of four years and one a term of two years. At their first meeting, the commission must organize and elect a chairman. The chairman must, within twelve months of his appointment or reappointment, complete a training and certification program conducted by the State Election Commission. Other commission members and staff, if applicable, may take this program if required by the governing body."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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