South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3319

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. King, Cobb-Hunter, Garvin, Dillard, Rivers, Alexander, Brawley, Rose, S. Williams, McDaniel, Norrell, Simmons, Moore, Henegan, Weeks, Gilliard, Henderson-Myers, Thigpen, Jefferson and Robinson
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Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Voter registration

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 171)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 171)
   2/28/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Garvin
   3/19/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Dillard, 
                        Rivers, Alexander, Brawley
   3/27/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rose
   3/27/2019  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 70)
   3/28/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: S.Williams, 
                        McDaniel, Norrell, Simmons, Moore, Henegan
    4/2/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks
    4/9/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard
    4/9/2019  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s).  Martin, Hiott, Fry, Hixon, 
                        Forrest, Clemmons, Crawford, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, 
                        Bryant, Johnson, G.R. Smith, Blackwell, Taylor, 
                        B. Newton, Chumley, Cobb-Hunter, Brawley, Ott, 
                        McCravy, Gilliam, King, Jefferson, Hart, R. Williams, 
                        Rose, Bennett (House Journal-page 46)
    4/9/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers
   4/23/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thigpen
   4/24/2019  House   Debate adjourned until  Thur., 4-25-19 
                        (House Journal-page 27)
   4/25/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jefferson
   4/25/2019  House   Debate adjourned until  Tues., 4-30-19 
                        (House Journal-page 29)
    5/2/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson
    5/2/2019  House   Debate adjourned until  Tues., 5-7-19 
                        (House Journal-page 41)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018
3/27/2019

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COMMITTEE REPORT

March 27, 2019

H. 3319

Introduced by Reps. King, Cobb-Hunter, Garvin, Dillard, Rivers, Alexander, Brawley and Rose

S. Printed 3/27/19--H.

Read the first time January 8, 2019.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3319) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 24-3-980 so as to provide that the Department of Corrections and the Department of, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting:

/SECTION    1.    Chapter 3, Title 7 of the 1976 Code of Laws is amended by adding:

"Section 7-3-65.    The Department of Corrections and the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services shall inform an adult who has been convicted of a felony or an offense against the election laws that when he has served the sentence imposed for the conviction, including probation and parole time unless sooner pardoned, he is eligible to register to vote if he meets all conditions contained in Section 7-5-120. An electronic file containing the name, date of birth, social security number, residential address at which the individual can receive mail or his county of residence must be sent to the executive director of the State Election Commission each month. For individuals who were registered to vote prior to conviction, the executive director of the State Election Commission shall instruct election officials in the appropriate county to reinstate the individual's eligibility to vote in all future elections."        /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.

PETER M. MCCOY, JR. for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-980 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES SHALL INFORM A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY OR AN OFFENSE AGAINST THE ELECTION LAWS AND HAS SERVED THE SENTENCE IMPOSED FOR THE CONVICTION, INCLUDING PROBATION AND PAROLE TIME UNLESS SOONER PARDONED, THAT HE IS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER TO VOTE.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 9, Chapter 3, Title 24 of the 1976 Code of Laws is amended by adding:

"Section 24-3-980.    The Department of Corrections and the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services shall inform an adult who has been convicted of a felony or an offense against the election laws and has served the sentence imposed for the conviction, including probation and parole time unless sooner pardoned, that he is eligible to register to vote if he meets all conditions contained in Section 7-5-120."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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