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578Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990309Primary Sponsor: MescherAll Sponsors: Mescher and GroomsDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\wcm\001elec.efd.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Political parties, county, primaries; ten percent of candidate filing fees may be retained by county; ElectionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000502 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20000428 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000427 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20000428 Senate 20000322 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19990309 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 22, 2000 - Word format
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To whom was referred a Bill (S. 578), to amend Section 7-13-40, relating to filing fees for party primaries, so as to provide that the county political party may retain ten percent of the filing, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
GLENN F. McCONNELL, for Committee.
REVENUE IMPACT 1
This bill is expected to reduce State Election Commission earmarked funds by $75,000 in FY 1999-00. This bill would have no impact on general fund revenue.
This bill would allocate ten percent of a candidate's filing fee in a primary election to the political party in the respective county. Currently, these fees are allocated to the State Election Commission (SEC). Based on records of the SEC for Presidential election years, the BEA estimates $750,000 in filing fees in FY 1999-00. Multiplying $750,000 by 10% will yield $75,000 in revenue. Accordingly, it is expected this bill would reduce SEC earmarked revenues by $75,000 in FY 1999-00.
William C. Gillespie
Board of Economic Advisors
1/ This statement meets the requirement of Section 2-7-71 for a state revenue impact, Section 2-7-76 for a local revenue impact, and Section 6-1-85(B) for an estimate of the shift in local property tax incidence.
TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-40, RELATING TO FILING FEES FOR PARTY PRIMARIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COUNTY POLITICAL PARTY MAY RETAIN TEN PERCENT OF THE FILING FEES PAID BY CANDIDATES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-13-40 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 7-13-40. In the event that a party nominates candidates by party primary, a party primary must be held by the party and conducted by the State Election Commission and the respective county election commissions on the second Tuesday in June of each general election year and a second and third primary each two weeks successively thereafter, if necessary. Certification of the names of all candidates to be placed on primary ballots must be made by the political party chairman, vice chairman, or secretary to the State Election Commission or the county election commission, whichever is responsible under law for preparing the ballot, not later than twelve o'clock noon on April ninth, or if April ninth falls on a Sunday, not later than twelve o'clock noon on the following Monday. The filing fees for all candidates filing to run in all primaries, except municipal primaries, must be transmitted by the respective political parties to the State Election Commission, except that the political parties may retain ten percent of the amount collected.
and placed by the The executive director of the election commission must place the amount sent by the political parties in a special account designated for use in conducting the primaries and must be used for that purpose. The filing fee for each office is one percent of the total salary for the term of that office or one hundred dollars, whichever amount is greater."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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