Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 2, by striking lines 25 through 27, in Section 25-1-320 (A), as contained in SECTION 2, and inserting therein the following:
other State officials appointed by the Governor upon the advice and consent of the Senate. The initial term of the first appointed Adjutant General must be for two years so as to allow subsequent terms to be staggered with that of the Governor's term. After the initial appointment, the Adjutant General must be appointed for a four-year term commencing on the first Wednesday following the second Tuesday in January that follows the general election that marks the Governor's midterm. His rank shall be that of major-general The position of Adjutant General is recognized as holding the rank of Major General. He shall hold office /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 3, by striking lines 36 through 41, in Section 25-1-340, as contained in SECTION 3, and inserting therein the following:
/ office, the Governor shall appoint with the advice and consent of the Senate an officer of the active South Carolina National Guard, who
is at least the rank of colonel, meets the eligibility requirements for a constitutional officer, and who has a minimum of fifteen years' active commissioned service in the South Carolina National Guard, provided in Section 25-1-320 to fill out the unexpired term of the former incumbent. In the event a vacancy should occur in the office of Adjutant General at a time when the Senate is not in session, the Governor may temporarily fill the vacancy pursuant to Section 1-3-210. The /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.