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A140, R101, H3436
Sponsors: Reps. Young, Chellis, Bailey and Harrell
Document Path: l:\council\bills\dka\3139dw03.doc
Introduced in the House on January 28, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on January 30, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on May 22, 2003
Governor's Action: June 3, 2003, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto overridden
Summary: Dorchester County; Election and Registration Board established; Election Commission and Voter Registration Board abolished
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/28/2003 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-37 1/29/2003 House Read second time HJ-16 1/30/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-8 1/30/2003 Senate Intd. & placed on local & uncontested cal. w/o reference SJ-13 3/4/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-20 3/4/2003 Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-20 5/22/2003 Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-20 5/28/2003 Ratified R 101 6/3/2003 Vetoed by Governor 6/3/2003 House Veto overridden by originating body Yeas-2 Nays-0 HJ-31 6/4/2003 Senate Veto overridden Yeas-46 Nays-0 SJ-11 6/10/2003 Copies available 6/10/2003 Effective date 06/04/03 10/23/2003 Act No. 140
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A140, R101, H3436)
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE DORCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE, AND TO ABOLISH THE DORCHESTER COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE DORCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND DEVOLVE ITS POWERS AND DUTIES IN THE BOARD ESTABLISHED BY THIS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Board of Elections and Registration established
SECTION 1. (A) There is created the Dorchester County Board of Elections and Registration. There are seven members of the board who must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of a majority of the Dorchester County Legislative Delegation for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify except that of those first appointed, three must be appointed for initial terms of two years each, the initial terms of all members to be designated by the appointing authority.
(B) Vacancies on the board must be filled by appointment in the manner of original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(C) Members of the board and its staff shall receive that compensation as may be appropriated by the governing body of Dorchester County upon the recommendation of the county legislative delegation.
(D) One of the seven members of the board shall serve as its chairman, and the member to serve as chairman must be designated by the county legislative delegation.
(E) A member who misses three consecutive meetings of the board is considered to have resigned his office and a vacancy on the board exists which must be filled in the manner provided in subsection (B).
(F) For purposes of this act, a majority of the Dorchester County Legislative Delegation means a majority of the members of the House of Representatives and a majority of the members of the Senate representing Dorchester County.
Board abolished, powers devolved
SECTION 2. (A) The Dorchester County Election Commission and the Dorchester County Registration Board are abolished on the effective date of this act and the powers and duties of the commissioners of the election and registration board are devolved upon the new Board of Elections and Registration created by Section 1 of this act.
(B) The current members of the Dorchester County Election Commission and the Dorchester County Registration Board shall act as the governing body of the new Dorchester County Board of Elections and Registration established in this act until such time as the seven members of this board appointed in the manner provided by this act take office. At this time, the terms of these former commissioners of election and registration board members expire.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 28th day of May, 2003.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 6/3/03.
Veto overridden by House -- 6/3/03.
Veto overridden by Senate -- 6/4/03.
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