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A118, R60, S389
Sponsors: Senators Campsen, Bryant, Vaughn, Grooms, Martin, Verdin, Scott, Richardson, Fair, Ryberg, Thomas and Gregory
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Introduced in the Senate on January 31, 2007
Introduced in the House on April 11, 2007
Passed by the General Assembly on May 16, 2007
Governor's Action: No signature required
Summary: Age of consent
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/31/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-21 1/31/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-21 2/12/2007 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Martin (ch), Malloy, Campsen, Williams 4/4/2007 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-4 4/5/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-31 4/10/2007 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-10 4/11/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-15 4/11/2007 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-16 5/9/2007 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-6 5/15/2007 House Read second time HJ-28 5/15/2007 House Roll call Yeas-96 Nays-1 HJ-29 5/16/2007 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-20 5/29/2007 Ratified R 60 5/29/2007 No signature required 5/31/2007 Copies available 5/31/2007 Effective date 05/29/07 7/30/2007 Act No. 118
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(A118, R60, S389)
A JOINT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 33, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO AGE OF CONSENT, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT NO UNMARRIED WOMAN SHALL LEGALLY CONSENT TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WHO SHALL NOT HAVE ATTAINED THE AGE OF FOURTEEN YEARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Proposed amendment to repeal the age of consent
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 33, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 33. (Reserved)"
SECTION 2. The proposed amendment in SECTION 1 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 so as to delete the provision that no unmarried woman shall legally consent to sexual intercourse who shall not have attained the age of fourteen 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'."
Ratified the 29th day of May, 2007.
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