South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 202

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Young
Document Path: l:\s-res\try\010elec.sp.try.docx

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

Summary: Election Commission

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 132)
    1/8/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 132)
   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 CHAPTER 3, TITLE 7 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, BY ADDING SECTION 7-3-80 TO PROVIDE THE AUTHORITY FOR THE COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS RELATED TO THE CONDUCT OF POST ELECTION AUDITS PRIOR TO CERTIFICATION OF ELECTIONS, AND TO REQUIRE AUDIT DATA BE MADE PUBLIC; AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, TITLE 7, RELATING TO CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-1155, TO REQUIRE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONS OR COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS TO PERFORM POST ELECTION AUDITS BEFORE THE CERTIFICATION OF AN ELECTION.

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

SECTION    1.    Chapter 3, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-3-80.    The commission shall promulgate regulations for the administration of post election audits required under Section 7-13-1155 to include requirements for the training of personnel, the processing and time frames for the conduct of the audit, and the reporting of the results to the Executive Director of the State Election Commission. The audit data and reports related to the audit must be made available to the public."

SECTION    2.    Chapter 13, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 7-13-1155.    The county boards of registration and elections must perform a post election audit pursuant to regulations promulgated by the State Election Commission and report the results of the audit to the commission prior to the certification of an election."

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

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