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3776Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010321Primary Sponsor: RodgersAll Sponsors: Rodgers, Simrill, Bingham, Cato, Easterday, Frye, Gilham, Haskins, J. Hines, Hosey, Koon, Leach, Loftis, Robinson and StuartDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11402ac01.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJDate of Last Amendment: 20020509Subject: Sexual intercourse, age unmarried woman can legally consent to sixteen years; Minors, Crimes, Sex offensesHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20020515 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee ------ 20020513 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020510 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020509 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20020510 House 20020508 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 20010321 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on May 8, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 9, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 13, 2002 - Word format
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May 9, 2002
Introduced by Reps. Rodgers, Simrill, Bingham, Cato, Easterday, Frye, Gilham, Haskins, J. Hines, Hosey, Koon, Leach, Loftis, Robinson and Stuart
S. Printed 5/9/02--H. [SEC 5/13/02 2:08 PM]
Read the first time March 21, 2001.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 33, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE AGE AT WHICH AN UNMARRIED WOMAN CAN LEGALLY CONSENT TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, SO AS TO CHANGE THE AGE FROM FOURTEEN YEARS TO SIXTEEN YEARS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 33, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 33. No unmarried
woman person shall legally consent to sexual intercourse who shall not have attained the age of fourteen sixteen years."
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 33, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended to raise the age at which an unmarried
woman person can legally consent to sexual intercourse from the age of fourteen years to the age of sixteen years?
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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