South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 945

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Cash
Document Path: l:\s-res\rjc\007term.kmm.rjc.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 269

Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/11/2019  Senate  Prefiled
  12/11/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/14/2020  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 50)
   1/14/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 50)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/11/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 2 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-60, TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IF THAT PERSON HAS SERVED SIX TERMS IN THE SAME BODY, THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION TO THE SENATE IF THAT PERSON HAS SERVED THREE TERMS IN THE SAME BODY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT ANY TERM SERVED FOR WHICH THE ELECTION WAS HELD PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2020 SHALL NOT BE COUNTED AS A TERM SERVED.

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

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 2 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 2-1-60.    (A)    No person shall be eligible for election to the House of Representatives if that person has served six terms in the same body, regardless of the district represented.

    (B)    No person shall be eligible for election to the Senate if that person has served three terms in the same body, regardless of the district represented.

    (C)    For the purposes of the number of terms served in the General Assembly, any term served for which the election was held prior to January 1, 2020 shall not be counted as a term served.

    (D)    For purposes of this section, service in office for more than one half of a term shall be deemed service for a term."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon ratification of an amendment to Section 7, Article III of the Constitution of this State authorizing the General Assembly to provide term limitations for its members by statute.

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