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TO AMEND SECTION 1-15-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO APPOINTING THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION ON WOMEN, TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION IS COMPOSED OF FIFTEEN MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, WITH ONE MEMBER APPOINTED FROM EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND NINE MEMBERS FROM THE STATE AT-LARGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 1-15-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 1-15-10. There is hereby created a Commission on Women (the commission) to be composed of
seven fifteen members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among persons with a competency in the area of public affairs and women's activities. The Governor must appoint one member from each congressional district and nine members from the state at-large. The commission shall be under and a part of the Office of the Governor. Members of the commission shall serve for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify except of those first appointed after April 9, 1970, one member shall serve for a term of one year, two members shall serve a term of one year, two members shall serve a term of two years, two members shall serve for a term of three years and two members shall serve for a term of four years. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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