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TO AMEND SECTION 1-15-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMISSION ON WOMEN, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION FROM SEVEN TO FIFTEEN INCLUDING ONE MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR FROM EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND NINE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR FROM THE STATE AT LARGE AND TO DELETE OBSOLETE LANGUAGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 1-15-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 1-15-10. There is
hereby created a Commission on Women (the commission) to be composed of seven fifteen 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 Governor shall appoint one member from each congressional district and nine members from the state at large. The commission shall be under andmust be a part of the Office of the Governor. 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 shallmust be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. No member shall beis eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms."
SECTION 2. Members of the Commission on Women serving on the effective date of this act are deemed at-large members and shall continue to serve until the expiration of their terms. Of the nine additional members appointed by the Governor pursuant to Section 1-15-10 of the 1976 Code as amended by this act, four shall serve for an initial term of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualify after which their successors shall serve for the term provided pursuant to Section 1-15-10. The Governor shall note the two-year term on the appointments.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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