South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 4048

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General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Garvin, King, Henegan, Cobb-Hunter, Govan, Mack, McKnight, Thigpen, Rivers, Robinson, Atkinson, Kirby, Bales, Bailey, Parks, Alexander, McDaniel, Clyburn, Jefferson, S. Williams, R. Williams, Ott, Moore, Norrell, Rose, Pendarvis, Simmons, Howard, Henderson-Myers, Hosey, Brawley, Bernstein, Bamberg, Brown, Dillard, Funderburk, Hart, Hayes, Mace, Weeks and Wheeler
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Introduced in the House on February 21, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Voting rights

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/21/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 129)
   2/21/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 129)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/21/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-185 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE AN INMATE CERTAIN INFORMATION WITH REGARD TO THE RESTORATION OF HIS VOTING RIGHTS ONCE HE IS RELEASED FROM THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT.

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

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

"Section 24-3-185.    Before his release from custody, the Department of Corrections shall provide an inmate in writing the process to have his voting rights restored. The department also shall provide the inmate:

(1)    a voter registration form with written instructions for returning the form by mail; and

(2)    written information regarding registering to vote in person and electronically."

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

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