South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3029

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Fry, B. Newton, Crawford and Clemmons
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15389zw19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on March 6, 2019
Last Amended on March 5, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Executive Committee

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 61)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 61)
   2/27/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 43)
   2/28/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Crawford
   2/28/2019  House   Debate adjourned until Tues., 3-5-19 
                        (House Journal-page 15)
    3/5/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clemmons
    3/5/2019  House   Amended (House Journal-page 16)
    3/5/2019  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 16)
    3/5/2019  House   Roll call Yeas-106  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 16)
    3/6/2019  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 10)
    3/6/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
    3/6/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018
2/27/2019
3/5/2019

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AMENDED

March 5, 2019

H. 3029

Introduced by Reps. Fry, B. Newton, Crawford and Clemmons

S. Printed 3/5/19--H.

Read the first time January 8, 2019.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-560, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES TO HEAR CERTAIN PROTESTS AND CONTESTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES ALSO TO HEAR PROTESTS AND CONTESTS IN THE CASE OF COUNTY OFFICERS AND LESS THAN COUNTY OFFICERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 7-17-530, 7-17-540, AND 7-17-550 RELATING TO HEARINGS BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES AND APPEALS FROM DECISIONS OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Section 7-17-560 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section    7-17-560.     The state executive committee must meet in Columbia at such place as may be designated by the chairman to hear and decide protests and contests that may arise in the case of federal officers, state officers, State Senate, State House of Representatives, and county officers involving more than one county and less than county officers. Any protest or contest must be filed in writing with the chairman of the committee, together with a copy for each candidate in the race, not later than noon on Monday following the canvassing of the votes for these officers by the committee. However, service upon the chairman may be perfected by depositing at the office of the Chief of the State Law Enforcement Division a copy of the protest, together with a copy for each candidate in the race. The chief must take immediate steps to deliver these copies to the chairman. The protest must contain each ground thereof stated separately and concisely. The chairman of the committee must forthwith serve upon each candidate in the protested race a copy of the protest and serve a notice of the time and place of the meeting of the committee for the purposes of hearing the protest."

SECTION    2.    Sections 7-17-520, 7-17-530, 7-17-540, and 7-17-550 are repealed

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

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