Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1207Ratification Number: 315Act Number: 591Primary Sponsor: Greg SmithType of Legislation: GBSubject: Georgetown County Elections and Registration BoardDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940307Computer Document Number: 1207Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940316Introduced Date: 19940222Date of Last Amendment: 19940224Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940316Last History Type: Signed by GovernorScope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: Greg Smith McGillType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 1207 ------ 19950103 Act No. 591 1207 ------ 19940316 Signed by Governor 1207 ------ 19940310 Ratified R 315 1207 House 19940307 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 1207 House 19940302 Read second time 1207 House 19940301 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference 1207 Senate 19940225 Read third time, sent to House 1207 Senate 19940224 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, February 25, 1994 1207 Senate 19940222 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A591, R315, S1207)
AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE GEORGETOWN COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION, AND TO CREATE THE GEORGETOWN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Georgetown County Board of Elections and Registration created
SECTION 1. (A) (1) There is created the Georgetown County Board of Elections and Registration. There are nine members of the board who must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the senatorial delegation and at least half of the members of the House of Representatives who represent Georgetown County for terms of four years until their successors are appointed and qualify except that of those first appointed, four must be appointed for initial terms of two years each, the initial terms of all members to be designated by the appointing authority.
(2) Vacancies on the board must be filled by appointment in the manner of original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
(3) Members of the board shall receive compensation as may be appropriated by the General Assembly, which may be supplemented by the county governing body, and any staff support for the board shall be assigned and paid as directed by the county governing body.
(4) One of the nine members of the board shall serve as its chairman and the member to serve as chairman must be chosen by the legislative delegation.
(5) A member who misses three consecutive meetings of the board is deemed to have resigned his office and may not serve in holdover status. The resulting vacancy must be filled in the manner provided by subsection (A)(2).
(B) The Georgetown County Election Commission and the Georgetown 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.
(C) The current members of the Georgetown County Election Commission and the Georgetown County Registration Board shall act as the governing body of the new Georgetown County Board of Elections and Registration until the nine members are appointed in the manner provided by this act take office, at which time, the terms of the former Commissioners of Election and Registration Board members shall expire.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 16th day of March, 1994.