South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 182

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators McElveen, Harpootlian and Johnson
Document Path: l:\s-res\jtm\004voti.kmm.jtm.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3043

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

Summary: Voting provisions

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 125)
    1/8/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 125)
   1/16/2019  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Massey, 
                        McElveen, M.B.Matthews, Gambrell

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/12/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND ARTICLE 7, CHAPTER 13, TITLE 7 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO VOTING PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL ELECTIONS, BY ADDING SECTION 13-7-705, TO REQUIRE THAT ELECTORS CAST BALLOTS ON VOTING MACHINES THAT PROVIDE A VOTER-VERIFIED PAPER AUDIT TRAIL, AND TO PROVIDE THAT MACHINES REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS ACT ARE PLACED IN SERVICE NO LATER THAN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARIES.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 7, Chapter 13, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 13-7-705.    Electors shall cast ballots on voting machines that are designed to allow a direct vote on the machine by manual touch of a screen, monitor, wheel, or other device and that are equipped with a voter-verified paper audit trail that produces a permanent paper recording of all votes cast by each elector in that election."

SECTION    2.    Voting machines required pursuant to this act shall be placed in service no later than the 2020 presidential preference primaries pursuant to Section 7-11-20 of the 1976 Code.

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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