Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3445Ratification Number: 1Act Number: 203Primary Sponsor: BaxleyType of Legislation: JRSubject: House District 54, special electionDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Feb 13, 1991Computer Document Number: 436/11257.DWGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Feb 13, 1991Introduced Date: Feb 06, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Feb 13, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 203Scope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: Baxley Beasley J. Harris Kinon HarwellType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3445 ------ Feb 13, 1991 Act No. 203 3445 ------ Feb 13, 1991 Signed by Governor 3445 ------ Feb 13, 1991 Ratified R 1 3445 Senate Feb 13, 1991 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3445 Senate Feb 12, 1991 Unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, February 13 3445 Senate Feb 12, 1991 Read second time 3445 Senate Feb 08, 1991 Placed on Calendar without reference 3445 Senate Feb 08, 1991 Introduced, read first time 3445 House Feb 08, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3445 House Feb 07, 1991 Unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 3445 House Feb 07, 1991 Read second time 3445 House Feb 06, 1991 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A203, R1, H3445)
A JOINT RESOLUTION REQUIRING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE CONDUCTED ON TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1991, TO FILL A VACANCY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 54, IN MARLBORO COUNTY.
Whereas, Representative John I. Rogers, III, House District 54, resigned from the House of Representatives on January 8, 1991; and
Whereas, Senator John C. Lindsay of Marlboro County died on January 11, 1991; and
Whereas, Marlboro County is without resident representation during a critical time when reapportionment of the House and Senate is to be considered by the General Assembly; and
Whereas, Douglas Jennings, Jr., has been declared the Democratic nominee for House District 54; and
Whereas, the provisions of Section 7-11-90, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, provide for the dispensing of a primary when a candidate is unopposed; and
Whereas, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7-13-190, the filing time for nomination of candidates by other political parties and the filing of petition candidates for House District 54 ended at 12:00 noon, February 4, 1991, and no other candidate had filed by that time; and
Whereas, it is important to expedite the election process so as to allow the citizens of Marlboro County to be represented as soon as possible. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-13-190, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the time of holding a special election to fill a vacancy in an office, a special election must be conducted on Tuesday, March 26, 1991, to fill a vacancy in House of Representatives District 54.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 13th day of February, 1991.