Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Senators Hawkins, Campsen, Vaughn, Ryberg, Hayes, Knotts, Elliott, Alexander, Verdin and Fair
Document Path: l:\council\bills\ms\7061ahb07.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3063
Introduced in the Senate on January 9, 2007
Introduced in the House on January 24, 2007
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/13/2006 Senate Prefiled 12/13/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/9/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-95 1/9/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-95 1/17/2007 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-13 1/18/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 1/18/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-11 1/23/2007 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-12 1/24/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-15 1/24/2007 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-15
View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
January 17, 2007
Introduced by Senators Hawkins, Campsen, Vaughn, Ryberg, Hayes, Knotts and Elliott
S. Printed 1/17/07--S. [SEC 1/18/07 1:34 PM]
Read the first time January 9, 2007.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 154) to ratify an amendment to Article XVII of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to miscellaneous matters, by adding Section 15 so as to provide that marriage between one, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
DICK ELLIOTT for Committee.
TO RATIFY AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS, BY ADDING SECTION 15 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MARRIAGE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN IS THE ONLY LAWFUL DOMESTIC UNION THAT IS VALID OR RECOGNIZED IN THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS MAY NOT CREATE ANY OTHER DOMESTIC UNION AND MAY NOT RECOGNIZE A DOMESTIC UNION CREATED BY ANOTHER JURISDICTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The amendment to Article XVII of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, prepared under the terms of Joint Resolution 45 of 2005, having been submitted to the qualified electors at the General Election of 2006 as prescribed in Section 1, Article XVI of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, and a favorable vote having been received on the amendment, is ratified and declared to be a part of the constitution so that Section 15 as added to Article XVII reads:
"Section 15. A marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This State and its political subdivisions shall not create a legal status, right, or claim respecting any other domestic union, however denominated. This State and its political subdivisions shall not recognize or give effect to a legal status, right, or claim created by another jurisdiction respecting any other domestic union, however denominated. Nothing in this section shall impair any right or benefit extended by the State or its political subdivisions other than a right or benefit arising from a domestic union that is not valid or recognized in this State. This section shall not prohibit or limit parties, other than the State or its political subdivisions, from entering into contracts or other legal instruments."
This web page was last updated on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 3:29 P.M.