South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3263

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Fry, Huggins, Davis, B. Newton, G.R. Smith, Morgan, Burns, Erickson, Bennett, Thayer, Taylor, Bryant, Elliott, Willis, Felder, McGarry, Hewitt, Bailey, W. Newton, Herbkersman, M.M. Smith, J.E. Johnson, Bradley and King
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on February 25, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Executive Committee, authority to hear protest and concerns

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  House   Prefiled
   12/9/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/12/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 138)
   1/12/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 138)
   2/16/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hewitt, Bailey
   2/17/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton, 
                        Herbkersman
   2/18/2021  House   Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 54)
   2/23/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: M.M.Smith, 
                        J.E.Johnson, Bradley
   2/24/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King
   2/24/2021  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 32)
   2/24/2021  House   Roll call Yeas-114  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 33)
   2/25/2021  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 13)
   2/25/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
   2/25/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 8)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020
2/18/2021

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COMMITTEE REPORT

February 18, 2021

H. 3263

Introduced by Reps. Fry, Huggins, Davis, B. Newton, G.R. Smith, Morgan, Burns, Erickson, Bennett, Thayer, Taylor, Bryant, Elliott, Willis, Felder, McGarry, Hewitt, Bailey, W. Newton and Herbkersman

S. Printed 2/18/21--H.

Read the first time January 12, 2021.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3263) to amend Section 7-17-560, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the authority of the state executive committees to hear certain protests and contests, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

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

CHRIS MURPHY for Committee.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 7-17-560, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES TO HEAR CERTAIN PROTESTS AND CONTESTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES ALSO TO HEAR PROTESTS AND CONTESTS IN THE CASE OF COUNTY OFFICERS AND LESS THAN COUNTY OFFICERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 7-17-520, 7-17-530, 7-17-540, AND 7-17-550 RELATING TO HEARINGS BY COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES AND APPEALS FROM DECISIONS OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 7-17-560 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section    7-17-560.     The state executive committee must meet in Columbia at such place as may be designated by the chairman to hear and decide protests and contests that may arise in the case of federal officers, state officers, State Senate, State House of Representatives, and county officers, involving more than one county and less than county officers. Any protest or contest must be filed in writing with the chairman of the committee, together with a copy for each candidate in the race, not later than noon on Monday following the canvassing of the votes for these officers by the committee. However, service upon the chairman may be perfected by depositing at the office of the Chief of the State Law Enforcement Division a copy of the protest, together with a copy for each candidate in the race. The chief must take immediate steps to deliver these copies to the chairman. The protest must contain each ground thereof stated separately and concisely. The chairman of the committee must forthwith serve upon each candidate in the protested race a copy of the protest and serve a notice of the time and place of the meeting of the committee for the purposes of hearing the protest."

SECTION    2.    Sections 7-17-520, 7-17-530, 7-17-540, and 7-17-550 are repealed.

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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