South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3039

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Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. Henegan, Hosey, S. Williams, Thigpen and Brawley
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15310zw19.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 64)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 64)
   1/10/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING IN 2024, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MUST BE CHOSEN EVERY FOURTH INSTEAD OF EVERY SECOND YEAR; TO AMEND SECTION 8, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, RELATING TO ELECTION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE BE ELECTED EVERY FOURTH INSTEAD OF EVERY SECOND YEAR; AND TO AMEND SECTION 6, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS STATE, RELATING TO ELECTION OF THE SENATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING IN 2024, MEMBERS OF THE SENATE BE ELECTED EVERY SIXTH INSTEAD OF EVERY FOURTH YEAR.

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

SECTION    1    It is proposed that Section 2, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:

"Section 2.    Beginning in 2024, the House of Representatives shall be is composed of members chosen by ballot every second fourth year by citizens of this State, qualified as provided in this Constitution is provided."

SECTION    2.    It is proposed that Section 8, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:

"Section 8.    The first election for members of the House of Representatives under this Constitution shall must be held on Tuesday after the first Monday in November, Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-six, and in every second fourth year thereafter, in such manner and at such places as the General Assembly may prescribe."

SECTION    3.    The proposed amendment in Sections 1 and 2 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 on the ballot:

"Must Sections 2 and 8, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that a person elected to the House of Representatives, beginning in 2024, shall serve a four-year instead of a two-year term?

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'."

SECTION    4.    It is proposed that Section 6, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:

"Section 6.    Beginning in 2024, the Senate shall be is composed of one member from each County district to be elected for the term of four six years by the qualified electors in each County district, in the same manner in which members of the House of Representatives are chosen."

SECTION    5.    The proposed amendment in Section 4 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 on the ballot:

"Must Section 6, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to provide that a person elected to the Senate, beginning in 2024, shall serve a six-year instead of a four-year term?

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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