South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 268

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Senator McLeod
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15353zw19.docx

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

Summary: General Assembly term limits

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 160)
    1/8/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 160)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/12/2018

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A JOINT RESOLUTION

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ENACT TERM LIMITATIONS FOR ITS MEMBERS BY LAW.

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

SECTION    1. It is proposed that Section 7, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended by adding a new paragraph at the end to read:

"The General Assembly may by law enact limitations upon the number of terms, either consecutive or aggregated, that its members may serve in either the House of Representatives or the Senate."

SECTION    2.    The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:

"Must Section 7, Article III of the Constitution of this State, relating to the qualifications of members of the Senate and House of Representatives be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to enact by law limitations upon the number of terms, either consecutive or aggregated, that its members may serve in either the House of Representatives or the Senate?

Yes    []

No    []

Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."

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