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3682Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010307Primary Sponsor: KelleyAll Sponsors: Kelley, Barfield, Cooper, Edge, Keegan and WhiteDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\9961htc01.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJDate of Last Amendment: 20010411Subject: County registration boards, election commissions, etc; training and certification required of members; Elections, VoterHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20010417 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20010412 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010411 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 20010412 House 20010404 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 20010307 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 4, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 11, 2001 - Word format
April 11, 2001
Introduced by Reps. Kelley, Barfield, Cooper, Edge, Keegan and White
S. Printed 4/11/01--H.
Read the first time March 7, 2001.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-5-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FAILURE BY A MEMBER OF A COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD, A COMBINED ELECTION AND REGISTRATION COMMISSION, OR A COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION TO COMPLETE OR MAKE SATISFACTORY PROGRESS TOWARD COMPLETING THE MANDATORY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THESE OFFICIALS CONSTITUTES NEGLECT OF DUTY FOR WHICH THE MEMBER MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE BY THE GOVERNOR, AND TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OR OTHER RECOMMENDING AUTHORITY THE PROGRESS OF EACH OF THESE OFFICIALS TOWARD COMPLETION OF THESE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 5, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 7-5-15 (A) Failure by a member of a county registration board, a combined county election and registration commission, or a county election commission to complete or make satisfactory progress toward completion of the certification and training requirements of Section 7-5-10, 7-5-35, or 7-13-70, as applicable, and as determined by the State Election Commission, constitutes neglect of duty for which the member must be removed from office by the Governor.
(B) No later than February fifteenth of every even-numbered year, the State Election Commission shall report to the Governor and the respective legislative delegation or other recommending authority the progress of the officials named in subsection (A) of this section toward completion of the training and certification requirements applicable to these officials."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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