View Amendment Current Amendment: 20 to Bill 3774

Representatives BAUER and COBB-HUNTER proposes the following amendment (LC-3774.DG0044H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

SECTION 1.(A) A statewide advisory referendum must be held at the same time as the 2024 General Election to ascertain the wishes of the qualified electors of this State as to whether the State should amend its Constitution so as to provide that 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.

(B) The question must be submitted to the qualified electors at the 2024 advisory referendum. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:

"Should the State of South Carolina amend its Constitution so as to provide that 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.?

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'."

(C) Within sixty days after the results of the 2024 General Election are certified, the State Election Commission must submit a report to the General Assembly concerning the results of the referendum.

SECTION 2.This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.