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A93, R93, S335
Sponsors: Senator Davis
Document Path: SR-0175KM23.docx
Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2023
Introduced in the House on April 18, 2023
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Hilton Head Redistricting
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|1/10/2023||Senate||Introduced, read first time, placed on local & uncontested calendar (Senate Journal-page 197)|
|1/13/2023||Scrivener's error corrected|
|3/2/2023||Senate||Read second time (Senate Journal-page 17)|
|4/13/2023||Senate||Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 6)|
|4/18/2023||House||Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 126)|
|4/18/2023||House||Referred to Beaufort Delegation (House Journal-page 126)|
|5/16/2023||House||Delegation report: Favorable Beaufort Delegation (House Journal-page 489)|
|5/17/2023||House||Read second time (House Journal-page 9)|
|5/17/2023||House||Roll call Yeas-105 Nays-2 (House Journal-page 9)|
|6/7/2023||House||Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 43)|
|6/14/2023||Ratified R 93|
|6/19/2023||Signed By Governor|
|6/26/2023||Effective date 06/19/23|
|7/6/2023||Act No. 93|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A93, R93, S335)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 596 OF 1969, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE HILTON HEAD NO. 1 PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE FOR SEVEN APPORTIONED ELECTION DISTRICTS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF CANDIDATES IN 2024 AND 2026.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Hilton Head No. 1 Public Service District Commission redistricting and commissioner elections
SECTION 1. SECTION 3 of Act 596 of 1969, as last amended by Act 124 of 2003, is amended to read:
SECTION 3. (A) The district must be operated, managed, and governed by a commission to be known as "Hilton Head No. 1 Public Service District Commission". The commission shall consist of seven residents of the district who must be qualified electors of the district.
(B) The commissioners shall be elected from seven election districts established by the commission and properly apportioned with the assistance of the appropriate state agencies. The commission is authorized to participate in redistricting as necessary to comply with state and federal laws.
(C) On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2024, four commissioners, one from District Two, one from District Three, and two from District Four, as previously elected pursuant to Act 124 of 2003, shall be considered for election in accordance with the election districts established pursuant to subsection (B). On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2026, the three remaining commissioners, one from District One, one from District Two, and one from District Four, as previously elected pursuant to Act 124 of 2003, shall be considered for election in accordance with the election districts established pursuant to subsection (B). Candidates shall file a statement of intention of candidacy with the county board of elections and registration pursuant to Section 7-13-35 of the S.C. Code, as amended. Commissioners shall reside in and be elected by the qualified electors of their respective election districts established pursuant to subsection (B). Commissioners must be elected for terms of four years until their successors are elected and qualify.
(D) The Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration shall conduct and supervise the elections for commissioners in the manner governed by the election laws of this State, mutatis mutandis. Vacancies must be filled in the manner provided in Section 7-13-190 of the S.C. Code.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 14th day of June, 2023.
Approved the 19th day of June, 2023.
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