South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 17

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Hutto
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15332zw19.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Voter Registration and Election County Boards

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/12/2018  Senate  Prefiled
  12/12/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    1/8/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 46)
    1/8/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 46)
    3/7/2019  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Massey, 
                        McElveen, M.B.Matthews, Gambrell

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/12/2018

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT EACH COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CERTIFYING THAT COUNTY'S CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY CORONER AND COUNTY SHERIFF.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 7-5-30 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 7-5-30.    (A)    Such boards shall register and conduct the registration of the electors who shall apply for registration in their respective counties as herein required. Their office shall be at the county seat, and they shall keep a record of all their official acts and proceedings. Provided, that nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting the boards of registration from taking their registration books across adjoining county lines to register qualified electors of their respective county whose regular place of employment is in an adjoining county or who are otherwise unable to get to the county seat during office hours to register. One member of the board shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of registering or refusing to register applications for registration.

(B)    Notwithstanding another provision of law, commencing with the appropriate election cycle next following the effective date of this act, each county board of voter registration and elections is responsible for certifying that county's candidates for county coroner and county sheriff."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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