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H*3154 (Rat #0117, Act #0079 of 2015) General Bill, By J.E. Smith, G.M. Smith, Cobb-Hunter, M.S. McLeod, Toole, Weeks, Whipper, Robinson-Simpson, Quinn and Bales
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Summary: S.C. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-350, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES AND VERIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS, SO AS TO REVISE THE DATES BY WHICH CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT MUST BE CERTIFIED; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER 15, TITLE 7, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE NEW ARTICLE 9; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 7, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 15, TITLE 7 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA UNIFORM MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS ACT", TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, AND PROVIDE REGISTRATION AND ABSENTEE VOTING ALTERNATIVES FOR CERTAIN MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 7-15-400, 7-15-405, 7-15-406, AND 7-15-460 ALL RELATING TO ABSENTEE REGISTRATION AND VOTING. - ratified title
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12/11/14House Prefiled
12/11/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 117)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 117)
02/19/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole
04/22/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks, Whipper
04/22/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 5)
04/23/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Robinson-Simpson
04/24/15 Scrivener's error corrected
04/28/15House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Quinn, Bales
04/28/15House Amended (House Journal-page 26)
04/28/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 26)
04/28/15House Roll call Yeas-103 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 33)
04/29/15House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 19)
04/29/15House Roll call Yeas-92 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 20)
04/29/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/29/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/29/15 Scrivener's error corrected
05/01/15Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Scott, Young
05/27/15Senate Polled out of committee Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 32)
05/27/15Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 32)
05/28/15Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 23)
05/28/15Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23)
05/28/15Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 23)
06/01/15 Scrivener's error corrected
06/02/15 Scrivener's error corrected
06/02/15Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 23)
06/04/15House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment (House Journal-page 12)
06/04/15House Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-95 (House Journal-page 13)
06/04/15Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Hayes, Campsen, Scott
06/04/15House Conference committee appointed Quinn, JE Smith, Nanney (House Journal-page 23)
06/04/15House Conference report received and adopted (House Journal-page 64)
06/04/15House Roll call Yeas-89 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 74)
06/04/15Senate Conference report adopted (Senate Journal-page 65)
06/04/15Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 65)
06/04/15House Ordered enrolled for ratification (House Journal-page 76)
06/08/15 Ratified R 117
06/11/15 Signed By Governor
06/17/15 Effective date 06/11/15
06/18/15 Act No. 79



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