View Amendment Current Amendment: 19 to Bill 3774

Reps. Bauer and Cobb-Hunter propose the following amendment (LC-3774.DG0042H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking the bill in its entirety and inserting:

A JOINT RESOLUTION

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 10, ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, RELATING TO PROTECTIONS AGAINST UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURES AND INVASIONS OF PRIVACY, SO AS TO DELETE THE PROTECTION AGAINST UNREASONABLE INVASIONS OF PRIVACY.

SECTION 1.It is proposed that Section 10, Article I of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:

Section 10. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures and unreasonable invasions of privacy shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, the person or thing to be seized, and the information to be obtained. The right of the people against unreasonable invasions of privacy may not be construed so as to provide a person a right to an abortion.

SECTION 2. The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:

"Must Section 10, Article I of the Constitution of this State, relating to protections against unreasonable searches and seizures and invasions of privacy, be amended so as to provide that the right against unreasonable invasions of privacy does not provide a person a right to an abortion?

Yes

No

Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word 'No'."

SECTION 3. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.