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H 3176 General Bill, By Clemmons and G.R. Smith
Summary: Voting
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-25 SO AS TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES; BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-200 SO AS TO PROVIDE UNIFORM DATES FOR ELECTION EVENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 7-13-1115 SO AS TO REQUIRE A BALLOT TO INDICATE A VOTE CAST FOR A SINGLE CANDIDATE IN ORDER TO BE CERTIFIED AS PART OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES CAST; TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO FURTHER DEFINE HIS DUTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO METHODS OF NOMINATING CANDIDATES, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE FROM FILING MORE THAN ONE STATEMENT OF INTENTION OF CANDIDACY FOR A SINGLE ELECTION, AND TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE FROM BEING NOMINATED BY MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL PARTY FOR A SINGLE OFFICE IN AN ELECTION; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BALLOTS AND SPECIFICATIONS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE'S NAME FROM APPEARING ON THE BALLOT MORE THAN ONCE; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-330, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BALLOT FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING ON GENERAL ELECTION BALLOTS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-1340, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTE RECORDERS, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-320, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS QUALIFIED TO VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOTING DURING THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-360, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FURNISHING OF BALLOTS AND ENVELOPES, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-365, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO BALLOTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FURNISHED BY COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; TO AMEND SECTION 7-15-370, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE FURNISHING OF BALLOTS AND ENVELOPES AND THE DUTIES OF THE COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT PROVIDES FOR STRAIGHT-PARTY-TICKET VOTING; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 7-15-470 RELATING TO ABSENTEE BALLOTS OTHER THAN PAPER BALLOTS.
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12/18/12House Prefiled
12/18/12House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/08/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 115)
01/08/13House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 115)
03/07/13House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 1)
03/08/13 Scrivener's error corrected
03/20/13House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Clemmons, Barfield, Atwater, JR Smith, Hixon, Robinson-Simpson, H Crawford, Goldfinch, Nanney, Mack, Owens, Hosey, Clyburn, Anderson, Whipper, RL Brown, Cole, Gilliard, GA Brown, Weeks, Howard, Neal, Williams, Jefferson, Ott, Cobb-Hunter, King, McEachern, Sabb, Sandifer, Bowen, Felder, Southard, Gagnon, Stringer, Dillard, Pope, Bedingfield, GR Smith, Loftis, Taylor, Hardee (House Journal-page 85)
04/17/13House Debate adjourned until Thur., 4-18-13 (House Journal-page 93)
04/25/13House Amended (House Journal-page 59)
04/25/13House Read second time (House Journal-page 59)
04/25/13House Roll call Yeas-66 Nays-37 (House Journal-page 96)
05/01/13House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 145)
05/01/13House Roll call Yeas-72 Nays-42 (House Journal-page 146)
05/02/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 15)
05/02/13Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 15)



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