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3156Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins, H. Brown, J. Brown, Harrison, Cato, Townsend, Sharpe, Haskins, D. Smith, Harrell, Edge, Robinson, Campsen, Gilham, Bowers, Miller, Battle, Clyburn, Whipper, Gourdine, Wilder, Neilson, Kirsh, Harvin, J. Smith, Emory, Lourie, Inabinett, Parks, Stille, Jennings, J. Hines, Rhoad, Rutherford, Bales, Ott, Bailey, Hayes, Moody-Lawrence, W. McLeod, F. Smith, Wilkes, RiceDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20093sd99.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: General Assembly, Sine die adjournment, Appropriations Act, State, General; third reading ofHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990128 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19990127 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990126 Read second time House 19990126 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Bowers Miller Battle Clyburn Whipper Gourdine Wilder Neilson Kirsh Harvin J. Smith Emory Lourie Inabinett Parks Stille Jennings J.Hines Rhoad Rutherford Bales Ott Bailey Hayes Moody- Lawrence W. McLeod F. Smith Wilkes Rice House 19990121 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Gilham House 19990120 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19990114 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Campsen House 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19990106 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJ Versions of This Bill Revised on January 20, 1999 - Word format
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Introduced by Reps. Wilkins, H. Brown, J. Brown, Harrison, Cato, Townsend, Sharpe, Haskins, D. Smith, Harrell, Edge, Robinson, Campsen, Gilham, Bowers, Miller, Battle, Clyburn, Whipper, Gourdine, Wilder, Neilson, Kirsh, Harvin, J. Smith, Emory, Lourie, Inabinett, Parks, Stille, Jennings, J. Hines, Rhoad, Rutherford, Bales, Ott, Bailey, Hayes, Moody-Lawrence, W. McLeod, F. Smith, Wilkes and Rice
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Read the first time January 12, 1999.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3156), to amend Section 2-1-180, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to adjournment of the General Assembly, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES H. HARRISON, for Committee.
ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT ON GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES IS:
ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT ON FEDERAL & OTHER FUND EXPENDITURES IS:
The Senate And House Of Representatives:
The General Assembly currently adjourns the first Thursday in June. The proposed legislation would shorten the session by seven days. According to legislative staff, subsistence is limited to $88 per day for each member. Passage of this Bill would generate savings annually of approximately $104,720.
(Senate 46) + (House Members 124) = 170 members x $88 per day x 7 days = $104,720
Office of State Budget
TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DATE FOR THE MANDATORY ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM THE FIRST THURSDAY IN JUNE TO THE SECOND THURSDAY IN MAY, AND PROVIDE THAT IN ANY YEAR THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FAILS TO GIVE THIRD READING TO THE APPROPRIATIONS BILL BY MARCH FIFTEENTH, RATHER THAN MARCH THIRTY-FIRST, THE DATE OF ADJOURNMENT IS EXTENDED BY ONE STATEWIDE DAY FOR EACH STATEWIDE DAY AFTER MARCH FIFTEENTH, RATHER THAN MARCH THIRTY-FIRST, THAT THE HOUSE FAILS TO GIVE THE BILL THIRD READING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2-1-180 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 2-1-180. The regular annual session of the General Assembly shall adjourn sine die each year not later than 5:00 p.m. on the
first second Thursday in June May. In any year that the House of Representatives fails to give third reading to the annual General Appropriations Bill by March thirty-first fifteenth, the date of sine die adjournment is extended by one statewide day for each statewide day after March thirty-first fifteenth that the House of Representatives fails to give the bill third reading. The session may also be extended by concurrent resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of both the Senate and House of Representatives. During the time between 5:00 p.m. on the first second Thursday in June May and the extended sine die adjournment date, as set forth herein, no legislation or other business may be considered except the General Appropriations Bill and any matters approved for consideration by a concurrent resolution adopted by two-thirds vote in both houses."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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