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H 3088 General Bill, By L.L. Taylor, H.H. Clyborne, R.S. Corning, D.E. Martin and J.M. White
    A Bill to amend Sections 7-13-35, as amended, 7-13-40, as amended, 7-13-50, as amended, 7-13-60, 7-13-70, as amended, 7-13-610, 7-13-830, as amended, 7-15-450, 7-17-510, 7-17-520, 7-17-530, 7-17-540, 7-17-550, 7-17-560, 7-17-570, and 7-25-140, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to elections, so as to provide that primaries, except municipal primaries, must be conducted by the State Election Commission and the respective county election commissions, and provide for hearing and deciding protests and contests that may arise in the case of members of the State House of Representatives at the state level rather than at the county level; to amend Article 5, Chapter 13, Title 7, relating to ballots for primary elections, by adding Section 7-13-611 so as to provide for the arrangement of every "official county ballot" and of every "official state ballot"; to provide that nothing in this Act or any other provision of law may be construed as prohibiting political parties from conducting presidential preference primaries; to provide that, in the case of any county which operates its elections through an election and registration commission composed of seven members, the structure and composition are not affected or changed by the provisions of this Act; to repeal Sections 7-9-110, relating to permitting county political party committees to establish a county party election commission for certain purposes, and 7-13-90, relating to the appointment of managers of primaries; and to provide that certain primaries, except municipal primaries, must be conducted by the State Election Commission and the county election commissions on the second Tuesday in June of each general election year.
12/28/88House Prefiled
12/28/88House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/10/89House Introduced and read first time HJ-47
01/10/89House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-48
02/16/89House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-6
02/21/89House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, February 22, 1989 HJ-23
02/22/89House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, March 1, 1989 HJ-26
03/01/89House Debate adjourned until Thursday March 2, 1989 HJ-40
03/02/89House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, March 7, 1989 HJ-22
03/07/89House Amended HJ-31
03/07/89House Debate adjourned HJ-31
03/08/89House Debate adjourned until Thursday, March 9, 1989 HJ-1
03/09/89House Amended HJ-19
03/09/89House Objection by Rep. J. Rogers, McGinnis & Rudnick HJ-26
04/20/89House Objection withdrawn by Rep. J. Rogers HJ-47
04/20/89House Objection by Rep. Corning HJ-47
05/10/89House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Rudnick HJ-55
05/10/89House Objection withdrawn by Rep. McGinnis HJ-57
05/11/89House Objection withdrawn by Rep. Corning HJ-32
05/25/89House Amended HJ-46
05/25/89House Read second time HJ-50
05/29/89House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-57
05/30/89Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-15
05/30/89Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-16

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