Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1188Primary Sponsor: WashingtonCommittee Number: 98Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Colleton County Elections and Registration BoardCurrent Committee: Conference CommitteeComputer Document Number: PT/1040DW.94Introduced Date: 19940215Date of Last Amendment: 19940330Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940412Last History Type: Conference powers granted, appointed Reps. to Committee of ConferenceScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Washington MescherType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 1188 House 19940412 Conference powers granted, 98 McTeer appointed Reps. to Committee Inabinett of Conference Rhoad 1188 Senate 19940407 Conference powers granted, 98 Washington appointed Senators to Mescher Committee of Conference Passailaigue 1188 Senate 19940407 Insists upon amendment 1188 House 19940405 Non_concurrence in Senate amendment 1188 Senate 19940330 House amendments amended, returned to House 1188 House 19940322 Read third time, returned with amendment 1188 House 19940307 Amended, read second time 1188 House 19940303 Colleton Delegation Report: 00 favorable with amendment 1188 House 19940301 Introduced, read first time, 00 referred to Colleton Delegation 1188 Senate 19940225 Read third time, sent to House 1188 Senate 19940224 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, February 25, 1994 1188 Senate 19940215 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
HOUSE AMENDMENTS AMENDED
March 30, 1994
L. Printed 3/30/94--S.
Read the first time February 15, 1994.
TO ESTABLISH THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION FOR COLLETON COUNTY, TO ABOLISH THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD FOR COLLETON COUNTY AND DEVOLVE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD UPON THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE COLLETON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE COLLETON COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD SHALL ACT AS THE GOVERNING COMMISSION OF THE NEW COLLETON COUNTY REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION UNTIL THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW COMMISSION APPOINTED AS PROVIDED BY THIS ACT TAKE OFFICE, AT WHICH TIME THE TERMS OF THE FORMER COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION AND REGISTRATION BOARD MEMBERS SHALL EXPIRE.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) There is created the Colleton County Board of Elections and Registration. There are nine members of the board who must be appointed by the Governor, four of whom must be appointed upon the recommendation of the Senators representing Colleton County and the remaining upon the recommendation of a majority of the Colleton County Legislative Delegation for terms of fours years until their successors are appointed and qualify except that of those first appointed, five must be appointed for initial terms of two years each, the initial terms of all members to be designated by the appointing authority.
(B) Vacancies on the board must be filled by appointment in the manner of original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(C) Members of the board and its staff shall receive that compensation as may be appropriated by the governing body of Colleton County upon the recommendation of the county legislative delegation.
(D) One of the nine members of the board shall serve as its chairman and the member to serve as chairman must be designated by the county legislative delegation.
(E) A member who misses three consecutive unexcused meetings of the board is considered to have resigned his office and a vacancy therein shall exist which must be filled in the manner provided by subsection (B).
SECTION 2. The Colleton County Election Commission and the Colleton County Registration Board are abolished on the effective date of this act and the powers and duties of the commissioners of Election and the Registration Board are devolved upon the new Board of Elections and Registration created by Section 1 of this act.
SECTION 3. The current members of the Colleton County Election Commission and the Colleton County Registration Board shall act as the governing body of the new Colleton County Board of Elections and Registration established pursuant to the provisions of this act until such time as the nine members of this board appointed in the manner provided by this act take office. At this time, the terms of these former commissioners of election and registration board members expire.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.