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S*0815 (Rat #0220, Act #0196 of 2014) General Bill, By L. Martin and Campsen
Summary: Candidate nominations
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SELECTION AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO SUPERVISE, REVIEW, AND AUDIT THE CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE OF THE COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 7-3-25 SO AS TO PROVIDE REMEDIAL PROCEDURES WHEN THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION DETERMINES THAT A COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS HAS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL OF MEMBERS OF COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO ESTABLISH COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR COMPOSITION, TERMS, AND DUTIES; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-20, RELATING TO DEPUTY MEMBERS OF COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT COUNTY BOARDS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS MAY APPOINT DEPUTY MEMBERS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-5-30, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND TERMS OF MEMBERS OF COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO THE MEMBERS' TERMS; TO AMEND SECTION 7-11-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PARTY CONVENTION NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PARTY MAY CHOOSE TO CHANGE FROM NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES BY PRIMARY TO A METHOD TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES BY CONVENTION AND TO CLARIFY THAT A POLITICAL PARTY THAT HAS NOMINATED CANDIDATES BY CONVENTION IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTION CYCLE IS NOT REQUIRED TO HOLD A PRIMARY IN ORDER TO CONTINUE USING THE CONVENTION METHOD TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES; TO REPEAL SECTION 7-5-35 RELATING TO COMBINED COUNTY ELECTION AND REGISTRATION COMMISSIONS, SECTION 7-13-70 RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT, REMOVAL, AND TRAINING OF COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONERS, AND CHAPTER 27, TITLE 7 RELATING TO COUNTY BOARDS OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTION COMMISSIONS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 7-3-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SELECTION AND DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO PUBLISH ON THE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE CERTAIN CHANGES TO VOTING PROCEDURES ENACTED BY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. - ratified title
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12/10/13Senate Prefiled
12/10/13Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/14/14Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 31)
01/14/14Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 31)
02/05/14Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 27)
02/06/14 Scrivener's error corrected
02/25/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 23)
02/25/14Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 23)
02/26/14Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 19)
02/27/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 5)
03/20/14House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 3)
03/26/14House Debate adjourned until Tues., 4-1-14 (House Journal-page 43)
04/02/14House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Lemmons, JE Smith, Hixon, Wells, Taylor, Hiott, Skelton, Allison, Hardwick, Spires, Kennedy, JR Smith, Anderson, Gilliard, Neal, Williams, McEachern, Brannon, KR Crawford, Wood, Ryhal, VS Moss (House Journal-page 10)
04/09/14House Debate adjourned until Tues., 5-6-14 (House Journal-page 96)
05/13/14House Debate adjourned until Wed., 5-14-14 (House Journal-page 17)
05/14/14House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-15-14 (House Journal-page 43)
05/21/14House Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-22-14 (House Journal-page 12)
05/22/14House Amended (House Journal-page 34)
05/22/14House Read second time (House Journal-page 34)
05/22/14House Roll call Yeas-102 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 42)
05/22/14House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 44)
05/23/14House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 2)
05/27/14Senate House amendment amended (Senate Journal-page 6)
05/27/14Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 6)
05/27/14Senate Returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 6)
05/28/14House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 4)
05/28/14 Scrivener's error corrected
05/29/14 Ratified R 220
06/02/14 Signed By Governor
06/06/14 Effective date 06/02/14
06/10/14 Act No. 196



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