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1109Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020312Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnell, Moore, Land, FordDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\10860zcw02.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Lotteries conducted by the State, public officers may participate in; constitutional amendmentHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020402 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20020326 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20020321 Read second time, notice of general amendments ------ 20020321 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020320 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20020312 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 20, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 21, 2002 - Word format
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To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (S. 1109) proposing an amendment to Section 8, Article XVII of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the prohibition on public officers gambling or betting on games of chance, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
MAGGIE W. GLOVER for Committee.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC OFFICERS GAMBLING OR BETTING ON GAMES OF CHANCE, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION THAT ALLOWS PARTICIPATION IN LOTTERIES CONDUCTED BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 8, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 8. It shall be unlawful for any person holding an office of honor, trust, or profit to engage in gambling or betting on games of chance; and any such officer, upon conviction thereof, shall become thereby disqualified from the further exercise of the functions of his office, and the office of said person shall become vacant, as in the case of resignation or death. This prohibition does not apply to participation in lotteries conducted by the State of South Carolina."
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:
"Must Section 8, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State relating to the prohibition on public officers gambling or betting on games of chance, be amended so as to provide an exception that allows participation in lotteries conducted by the State of South Carolina?
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'."
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