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1259Ratification Number: 449Act Number: 379Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020501Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: FairDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5355djc02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020606Date of Last Amendment: 20020502Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020919Subject: Covenant Marriage Study Committee establishedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021017 Act No. A379 ------ 20020919 Signed by Governor ------ 20020606 Ratified R449 House 20020606 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 20020605 Read second time House 20020530 Recalled from Committee 25 HJ House 20020509 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20020508 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20020502 Amended, read second time Senate 20020501 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on May 1, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 2, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 30, 2002 - Word format
(A379, R449, S1259)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA COVENANT MARRIAGE STUDY COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP, SCOPE OF STUDY, AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, AND TO ABOLISH THE STUDY COMMITTEE UPON SUBMISSION OF ITS REPORT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
South Carolina Covenant Marriage Study Committee created
SECTION 1. (A) There is created the South Carolina Covenant Marriage Study Committee to be composed of:
(1) one family court judge to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court;
(2) one probate court judge to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court;
(3) one clerk of court to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court;
(4) two Senators to be appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
(5) two members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(6) one professor from the University of South Carolina, School of Law, to be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Law School;
(7) three interested citizens representing differing viewpoints on the issue to be appointed by the Governor.
(B) The study committee shall consider the constitutional, statutory, social, and ethical ramifications of adopting a procedure to allow covenant marriage in South Carolina. The committee may consider laws passed in other states, statistical studies, and other relevant information and testimony. The committee also shall review any legislation related to covenant marriage that was introduced during the 2001-2002 legislative session of the General Assembly.
(C) The members of the committee may not receive compensation and are not entitled to receive mileage, per diem, and subsistence.
(D) The committee shall submit a report containing its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives before March 1, 2003. Upon submission of the report the committee is abolished.
(E) The committee must be staffed by personnel as provided and assigned by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and by the Governor.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of June, 2002.
Approved the 19th day of September, 2002.
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