South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
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Sponsors: Senator McLeod
Document Path: SMIN-0015MW23.docx
Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the Senate
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|11/30/2022||Senate||Referred to Committee on Judiciary|
|1/10/2023||Senate||Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 112)|
|1/10/2023||Senate||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 112)|
|2/8/2023||Scrivener's error corrected|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE AFTER JULY 1, 2023, A PERSON MAY NOT BE ELECTED OR APPOINTED TO AN OFFICE THAT IS FILLED BY ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IF THAT PERSON IS AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER OF A SITTING MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OR A FORMER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHOSE MOST RECENT TERM OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICE ENDED LESS THAN ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF THE OFFICE IN QUESTION.
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 2-1-105. (A) Notwithstanding another provision of law, after July 1, 2023, a person may not be elected or appointed to an office that is filled by election or appointment of the General Assembly if that person is an immediate family member of a:
(1) sitting member of the General Assembly; or
(2) former member of the General Assembly whose most recent term of legislative service ended less than one year prior to the General Assembly's election or appointment of the office in question.
(B) The provisions of this section do not apply to an immediate family member of a sitting member of the General Assembly serving in an office described in subsection (A) on the effective date of this section.
(C) For purposes of this section, the term 'immediate family' is as defined in Section 2-17-10(7).
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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