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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1361 SO AS TO REQUIRE A CANDIDATE TO OBTAIN WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM THE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY OFFICE BEFORE THE CANDIDATE MAY BE REIMBURSED FROM CAMPAIGN FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT THAT EXCEEDS FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A BONA FIDE POLITICAL EXPENDITURE OR EXPENDITURES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY PAID FROM THE CANDIDATE'S PERSONAL FUNDS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 13, Chapter 13, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 8-13-1361. (A) A candidate shall receive written approval from the appropriate supervisory office before the candidate may be reimbursed from campaign funds in an amount that exceeds five hundred dollars for a bona fide political expenditure or expenditures that were originally paid from the candidate's personal funds.
(B) A candidate reimbursement that is preapproved pursuant to subsection (A) must be reported on the appropriate candidate or committee campaign disclosure report pursuant to Section 8-13-1360(A)(9)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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