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H 3879 Joint Resolution, By Sheheen
    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article III of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the Legislative Department, so as to require members of the House and Senate to be elected from single-member election districts, to require reapportionment of these election districts every ten years, to provide that the age requirements of Senators and Representatives as contained in the Constitution are as of the time their term of office begins, to provide that the members of the General Assembly shall receive an annual salary and allowances as prescribed by law and that additional salary and allowances may be provided for special sessions, to provide that each House of the General Assembly shall not judge those qualifications of its own members which are set out in the Constitution, to revise the immunity of the members of the General Assembly from civil process or criminal arrest for certain offenses during their attendance at the General Assembly, to authorize either House to provide by rule for the second reading of Bills and Joint Resolutions "viva voce" or by distribution of printed copies thereof to each member, to require a roll call vote in all elections by the General Assembly or either House thereof except upon unanimous consent to dispense with the roll call, to require the proceedings of each House to be public except when two-thirds of the members present in either House vote to have a closed session, to provide that any vacancy in the General Assembly where the unexpired term is less than one year may be filled as provided by general law, to delete language prohibiting the marriage of persons of a certain race and language relating to unmarried women under a certain age consenting to sexual intercourse, and to provide that the General Assembly shall provide for the codification of the laws of this State and for keeping the codification up to date.
04/13/89House Introduced and read first time HJ-9
04/13/89House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-10
04/19/89House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-4
04/25/89House Read second time HJ-8
04/26/89House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-16
04/27/89Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-12
04/27/89Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-13
05/18/89Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-10
05/23/89Senate Special order SJ-76
05/25/89Senate Read second time SJ-31
05/25/89Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-31
05/25/89Senate Retaining place on special order calendar SJ-31
05/26/89Senate Amended SJ-24
05/26/89Senate Debate interrupted SJ-58
05/29/89Senate Amended SJ-87
05/29/89Senate Read third time SJ-117
05/29/89Senate Reread for first time because of strike amendment SJ-117
05/29/89Senate Unanimous consent for second reading on next legislative day SJ-117
05/29/89Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-117
05/30/89Senate Read second time
05/31/89Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-31
06/01/89House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-13
06/01/89House Recalled from Committee on Judiciary HJ-86
06/01/89House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment HJ-87
06/01/89Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Sens. Holland, McConnell, Moore SJ-34
06/01/89House Conference committee appointed Wilkins, J. Rogers & McElveen HJ-138
06/07/90House Free conference powers granted HJ-74
06/07/90House Free conference committee appointed Wilkins, J. Rogers & McElveen HJ-76
06/07/90House Free conference report received and adopted HJ-76

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