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S 0037 General Bill, By Campsen, Scott and Ford
Summary: Elections
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-35, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NOTICE OF GENERAL, MUNICIPAL, SPECIAL, AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS, TO CHANGE THE TIME IN WHICH ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BE OPENED FROM 2:00 P.M. TO 9:00 A.M., AND TO PROVIDE FOR A DATE ON WHICH AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENT THAT IT IS POSTPONED; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-40, RELATING TO THE TIME OF PARTY PRIMARY, CERTIFICATION OF NAMES, VERIFICATION OF CANDIDATES' QUALIFICATIONS, AND THE FILING FEE, TO CHANGE THE DATE FROM APRIL NINTH TO APRIL FIFTH; TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-190, RELATING TO SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO FILL VACANCIES IN OFFICE, TO ADD A SUBSECTION THAT PROVIDES FOR THE DATE OF AN ELECTION WHEN THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR A JURISDICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-350, RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES AND VERIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS, TO CHANGE THE CERTIFICATION DATE FOR CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT FROM SEPTEMBER TENTH TO THE FIRST TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE FIRST MONDAY OF SEPTEMBER.
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12/13/12Senate Prefiled
12/13/12Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/08/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 44)
01/08/13Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 44)
03/15/13Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Scott, Young
04/10/13Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 17)
04/11/13Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 18)
04/11/13Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 18)
04/11/13Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 18)
04/12/13 Scrivener's error corrected
04/16/13Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 21)
04/17/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 15)
04/17/13House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 15)



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