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Bill Number: 3603 Ratification Number: 386 Act Number 351 Introducing Body: House Subject: South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners created
(A351, R386, H3603)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 40-9-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA 1976, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD AND PROVIDE FOR AN ADVISORY ELECTION TO SELECT NOMINATIONS FOR SUBMISSION TO THE GOVERNOR FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO THE INITIAL BOARD AND PROVIDE FOR THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION TO CONDUCT SUCH INITIAL ELECTION AND THEREAFTER TO PROVIDE FOR THE BOARD TO CONDUCT SUCH ELECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of The State of South Carolina:
South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners created
Section 1. The first and second paragraphs of Section 40-9-30, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended by Act 307 of 1980, are amended to read:
"There is hereby created the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners consisting of eight members. The Governor shall appoint to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners from each Congressional District one chiropractor licensed pursuant to this chapter and residing in that Congressional District. Such appointment shall be made from two nominees who shall have received the highest number of votes in an advisory election by the chiropractors licensed pursuant to this chapter and residing in that Congressional District.
If the Governor declines to appoint either of such nominees so submitted, additional nominees shall be submitted in the same manner. Two members of the Board shall be appointed, without an advisory election, by the Governor from the State-at-large, neither of whom shall be members of the chiropractic or medical professions. The conduct of the advisory election for the first nominees for the Board from the respective Congressional District shall be the responsibility of the South Carolina Election Commission and thereafter shall be conducted by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The South Carolina Election Commission shall conduct the initial election as provided in Section 2."
Advisory election--conduct of
Section 2. Each chiropractor, licensed pursuant to Title 40, Chapter 9, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, and residing within the congressional district from which the appointment is to be made, shall be entitled to vote in the advisory election. A ballot shall be sent by certified mail to each licensed chiropractor residing in that congressional district from which the appointment is to be made. The ballot shall contain the name of each chiropractor licensed pursuant to this chapter and residing within the congressional district from which the appointment is to be made, as indicated by the records of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners or its predecessor. For the initial election the records used shall be the records of the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners on May 10, 1978. A space shall be provided for write-in votes for qualified candidates whose names do not appear on the ballot. The ballot shall specify the date by which the returned ballot must be received by the agency conducting the advisory election. The ballots shall be opened at 9:00 A. M. on the day following the date specified for the receipt of the ballots and the results shall be tabulated. The tabulated results shall be immediately forwarded to the Governor.
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.