South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3444

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Lucas, McGarry, Burns, Haddon, Pope, McCravy, Forrest, Hosey, Caskey, McGinnis, Hixon, Hewitt, Bailey, W. Newton, Herbkersman, J.E. Johnson, Brittain, Erickson, Bradley, B. Newton, Fry, Crawford, S. Williams, Taylor, Huggins, Bryant, Blackwell and M.M. Smith
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Introduced in the Senate on March 11, 2021
Last Amended on March 10, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: State Election Commission

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/16/2020  House   Prefiled
  12/16/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/12/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 194)
   1/12/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 194)
   1/13/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey, McGinnis
   2/16/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon, Hewitt, 
                        Bailey
   2/17/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton, 
                        Herbkersman
   2/18/2021  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 53)
   2/23/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.E.Johnson, 
                        Brittain
   2/24/2021  House   Debate adjourned until  Thur., 2-25-21 
                        (House Journal-page 28)
   2/25/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson, 
                        Bradley
   2/25/2021  House   Debate adjourned until  Tues., 3-2-21 
                        (House Journal-page 15)
    3/2/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton
    3/2/2021  House   Debate adjourned until  Wed., 3-3-21 
                        (House Journal-page 19)
    3/3/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Fry, Crawford
    3/3/2021  House   Debate adjourned until  Thur., 3-4-21 
                        (House Journal-page 22)
    3/4/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: S.Williams, 
                        Taylor
    3/4/2021  House   Debate adjourned until  Tuesday, March 9, 2021 
                        (House Journal-page 14)
    3/9/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, Bryant
    3/9/2021  House   Debate adjourned until  Wed., 3-10-21 
                        (House Journal-page 17)
   3/10/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell, 
                        M.M.Smith
   3/10/2021  House   Amended (House Journal-page 15)
   3/10/2021  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 26)
   3/10/2021  House   Roll call Yeas-84  Nays-36 (House Journal-page 27)
   3/11/2021  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 18)
   3/11/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
   3/11/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 8)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/16/2020
2/18/2021
3/10/2021

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

AMENDED

March 10, 2021

H. 3444

Introduced by Reps. Lucas, McGarry, Burns, Haddon, Pope, McCravy, Forrest, Caskey, McGinnis, Hosey, Hixon, Hewitt, Bailey, W. Newton, Herbkersman, J.E. Johnson, Brittain, Erickson, Bradley, B. Newton, Fry, Crawford, S. Williams, Taylor, Huggins, Bryant, Blackwell and M.M. Smith

S. Printed 3/10/21--H.

Read the first time January 12, 2021.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CREATION, COMPOSITION, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO RECONSTITUTE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION AND REVISE THE COMMISSION'S COMPOSITION, POWERS, AND DUTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 7-17-70 AND 7-17-220, BOTH RELATING TO MEETINGS OF THE STATE BOARD, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Section 7-3-10 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:

"( )    The commission and the executive director shall have the powers and duties as enumerated in this title, including plenary authority to supervise and standardize the performance, conduct, and practices of the county board of elections and voter registration, as established pursuant to Article 1, Chapter 5 to administer elections and voter registration in the State and ensure those boards' compliance with applicable state or federal law or State Election Commission policies, procedures, and regulations regarding the conduct of elections or the voter registration process by all persons involved in the elections process. The State Election Commission may promulgate regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of this subsection."

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

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