Reference is to Printer's Date 3/7/13-H.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION at the end to read:
/ SECTION __. A. Article 7, Chapter 15, Title 7 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
(A) A South Carolina voter who is an
emergency responder and who has been dispatched to assist with
disaster relief or recovery efforts outside his county of
residence shall have the opportunity to receive and cast any
ballot he would have been eligible to cast if he had remained
within his county of residence. The State Election Commission
shall take all steps and actions that may be necessary
including, but not limited to, electronically transmitting
applications for voter registration and applications for
absentee ballots and electronically transmitting absentee
ballots for all elections for federal, state, and local offices
to a voter in accordance with the voter's preferred method of
(B) For purposes of this section, the term 'emergency responder' means:
(2) public utility workers;
(3) law enforcement personnel;
(4) emergency medical personnel;
(5) insurance company catastrophe response personnel; or
(6) skilled volunteers.
(C) The State Election Commission shall promulgate regulations necessary for the implementation of this section.
(D) The provisions of this section must be construed liberally to encourage and allow South Carolina emergency responders full participation in the electoral process."
B. This SECTION takes effect upon preclearance approval by the United States Department of Justice or approval by a declaratory judgment issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, whichever occurs first. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.