South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3022

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. Cogswell, Elliott, Caskey, W. Cox, Wooten, Morgan and Mace
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15316zw19.docx

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

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 59)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 59)
   1/22/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Mace

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A JOINT RESOLUTION

CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO REVISE, AMEND, OR CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, AND RECOMMENDING TO THE VOTERS OF THIS STATE TO VOTE FOR OR AGAINST THIS CONVENTION AT THE NEXT ELECTION FOR REPRESENTATIVES, AND PROVIDING IF APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THIS STATE VOTING ON THE QUESTION, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT ITS NEXT SESSION SHALL BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP PROVIDE BY LAW FOR THE COMPOSITION, FUNDING, ORGANIZATION, AND PROCEDURAL RULES OF THIS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.

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

SECTION    1. Pursuant to Section 3, Article XVI, Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, the General Assembly calls for a Constitutional Convention to revise, amend, or change this Constitution. If approved by a majority of qualified electors of this State voting on the question, the General Assembly at its next session shall by majority vote of the membership provide by law for the composition, funding, organization, and procedural rules of this Constitutional Convention.

SECTION    2.    The question of whether to hold a Constitutional Convention must be submitted to the qualified electors of this State at the next general election for representatives as provided in Section 3, Article XVI, Constitution of South Carolina, 1895. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed on the ballot:

"Must a Constitutional Convention be held to revise, amend, or change the Constitution of this State pursuant to Section 3, Article XVI, Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, and where approved by a majority of qualified electors of this State voting on the question, the General Assembly at its next session shall by majority vote of the membership provide by law for the composition, funding, organization, and procedural rules of this Constitutional Convention?

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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