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Sponsors: Senator Hembree
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 188, 3520
Introduced in the Senate on January 19, 2022
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/19/2022 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4) 1/19/2022 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 4) 2/23/2022 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Massey, Sabb
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-13-1530 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM FILING A STATEMENT OF INTENTION OF CANDIDACY IF THE PERSON HAS AN OUTSTANDING DEBT TO THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ETHICS COMMITTEE, OR THE SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE TO STAY THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION PENDING THE OUTCOME OF A PROPERLY FILED APPEAL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 15, Chapter 13, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 8-13-1530. (A) Notwithstanding another provision of law, a person may not file a statement of intention of candidacy and may not be qualified as a candidate in any primary, special or general election if the person has an outstanding debt to the:
(1) South Carolina State Ethics Commission;
(2) House of Representatives Ethics Committee; or
(3) Senate Ethics Committee.
(B) If a person who is prohibited by this section from filing a statement of intention of candidacy inadvertently appears on the ballot, the appropriate elections official must not certify the candidate following the election.
(C) Application of this section upon a person is stayed pending the outcome of a properly filed appeal of the debt listed in subsection (A). If the appeal is denied, a person will have thirty days to pay the outstanding debt or reach an agreement to pay the outstanding debt. Failure to comply with payment or payment terms, shall result in a candidate being ineligible to serve and shall be removed by the Governor for cause."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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