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Sponsors: Reps. Tallon, Hixon, Johnson, W. Newton and R. Williams
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Introduced in the House on February 26, 2019
Introduced in the Senate on January 23, 2020
Last Amended on January 21, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Boards appointed by Governor or governing body of higher ed or commissions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/26/2019 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 35) 2/26/2019 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 35) 4/2/2019 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.Williams 1/15/2020 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 3) 1/21/2020 House Amended (House Journal-page 32) 1/21/2020 House Read second time (House Journal-page 32) 1/21/2020 House Roll call Yeas-109 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 34) 1/22/2020 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 11) 1/23/2020 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9) 1/23/2020 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 9)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
January 21, 2020
Introduced by Reps. Tallon, Hixon, Johnson, W. Newton and R. Williams
S. Printed 1/21/20--H.
Read the first time February 26, 2019.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-30-135 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN AGENCY OR INSTRUMENTALITY IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT OR A PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING WITH A GOVERNING BOARD OR COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE INCUMBENT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND NEW MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WITH A WRITTEN DOCUMENT OUTLINING THE AGENCY'S, INSTRUMENTALITY'S, OR INSTITUTION'S STATUTORY DUTIES AND POWERS, WHICH INCUMBENT BOARD MEMBERS MUST SIGN WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND WHICH NEW BOARD MEMBERS MUST SIGN WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER TAKING OFFICE.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 30, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-30-135. (A) An agency or instrumentality in the executive branch of state government or a public institution of higher learning with a governing board or commission shall provide incumbent members of the board and new members of the board with a written document outlining the agency's, instrumentality's, or institution's statutory duties and powers and, in particular, the governing board or commission's statutory duties and powers, which incumbent board members must sign within ninety days after the effective date of this section and which new board members must review and sign within ninety days after taking office. These signed documents must then be posted on the entity's website. Nothing in this section prohibits an entity internally from providing members of its governing board with further information in writing which the entity determines will assist its board members in executing the duties of their office.
(B) If an incumbent or new member of a governing board or commission to which this section applies, fails to sign the documents required by this section for a period of at least thirty days after a written request to do so has been made by the head of the agency or entity, or by the president of the institution, the board or commission member may not receive any further mileage, subsistence, or per diem for service as a board or commission member until the documents are signed.
(C) Repeated refusal to sign the documents required by this section, after three written requests to do so are made in the manner provided by this section, constitutes grounds for removal from office by the Governor under Section 1-3-240 for persistent neglect of duty."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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