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Sponsors: Senator Ford
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Introduced in the Senate on February 12, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Age requirement to serve on State Board, Committee or Commission
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/12/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/12/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-11-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON WHO HAS ATTAINED THE AGE OF SEVENTY-TWO YEARS MAY SERVE OR CONTINUE TO SERVE ON A STATE BOARD, COMMITTEE, OR COMMISSION, TO DEFINE "STATE BOARD, COMMITTEE, OR COMMISSION" AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 8-11-105. (A) As used in this section, 'state board, committee, or commission' means an instrumentality of the State exercising any part of the executive authority of the State whose members, by virtue of their service, hold an office of honor or profit under this State.
(B) After December 31, 2013, a person who has attained the age of seventy-two years may not be appointed or otherwise selected to serve on a state board, committee, or commission.
(C)(1) A person first appointed or otherwise selected to serve on a state board, committee, or commission after December 31, 2013, who attains the age of seventy-two years is ineligible to continue in office after December thirty-first of the year in which the person attained that age and the office is declared vacant effective the succeeding January first.
(2) A person serving on a state board, committee, or commission on January 1, 2014, not including a person serving in a holdover status, who attained the age of seventy-two years before January 1, 2014, may continue to serve only until the expiration of the member's current term.
(D) The provisions of this section do not apply to a board, committee, or commission established by the Constitution of this State, nor does it apply to any individual who serves ex officio as a member of a state board, committee, or commission."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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