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Sponsors: Reps. Funderburk, Clyburn, Hosey, Norrell, Thigpen and Henderson-Myers
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Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Clerk of court elections
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 63) 1/8/2019 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 63) 1/31/2019 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 14-17-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF CLERKS OF COURT, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF CLERKS OF COURT TO BE NONPARTISAN, TO PROVIDE FOR NONPARTISAN SPECIAL ELECTIONS WHEN A VACANCY OCCURS, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES AND THE CONDUCT OF THE NONPARTISAN ELECTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 14-17-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 14-17-10. (A) There
shall must be an election for clerk of the court of common pleas in each county by the qualified voters thereof of the county at each alternate general election, reckoning from beginning with the election in the year 1960.
(B) The clerk of the court of common pleas must be elected in a nonpartisan election in accordance with the provisions of subsection (A). Notwithstanding another provision of law, a vacancy in the office of clerk of the court of common pleas must be filled in a special election, and this special election must be nonpartisan as provided in this subsection.
(C) Nomination for the office of clerk of the court of common pleas is by petition pursuant to the provisions of Section 7-11-70. The results of the election must be determined by the nonpartisan election and runoff election method prescribed in Section 5-15-62, mutatis mutandis."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval of the Governor and applies to elections and special elections for the office of clerk of the court of common pleas held after July 1, 2019.
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