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TO AMEND SECTION 1-15-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WOMEN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL BE A SEPARATE AND AUTONOMOUS STATE AGENCY NOT A PART OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR; AND TO AMEND SECTION 1-30-110, RELATING TO CERTAIN BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES BEING A PART OF THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, SO AS TO DELETE THE COMMISSION ON WOMEN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 1-15-10 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 181 of 1993, is amended to read:
"Section 1-15-10. There is hereby created a Commission on Women (the commission) to be composed of seven members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate from among persons with a competency in the area of public affairs and women's activities. The commission shall be
under and a part of the Office of the Governor a separate and autonomous state agency and shall receive such funding as may be provided in the annual general appropriations act. Members of the commission shall serve for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify except of those first appointed after April 9, 1970, one member shall serve for a term of one year, two members shall serve a term of one year, two members shall serve a term of two years, two members shall serve for a term of three years, and two members shall serve for a term of four years. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. No member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms."
SECTION 2. Section 1-30-110 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 181 of 1993, is amended to read:
"Section 1-30-110. Effective July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property, and all contractual rights and obligations associated with
any such an agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the office of the Governor:
(1) Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children provided for at Section 20-7-5610, et seq.;
(2) Guardian Ad Litem Program, formerly provided for at Section 20-7-121, et seq.;
(3) State Office of Victim's Assistance, formerly provided for at Section 16-3-1110, et seq.;
(4) Department of Veterans Affairs, formerly provided for at Section 25-11-10, et seq.;
Commission on Women, formerly provided for at Section 1-15-10, et seq.;
(6) Commission on Aging, formerly provided for at Section 43-21-10, et seq.;
(7)(6) Foster Care Review Board, formerly provided for at Section 20-7-2376, et seq.;"
SECTION 3. This act takes effect July 1, 2005.
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