Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3647Primary Sponsor: BoanCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Elections, political party primariesResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryDate Tabled: 19930422Computer Document Number: NO5/8934DW.93Introduced Date: 19930308Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930422Last History Type: Tabled in CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Boan Rogers Corning Kirsh Sturkie G. Bailey HarvinType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3647 House 19930422 Tabled in Committee 25 3647 House 19930308 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 7-13-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PARTY PRIMARIES CONDUCTED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT FILING FEES FOR ALL CANDIDATES FILING TO RUN IN ALL PRIMARIES, EXCEPT MUNICIPAL PRIMARIES, MUST BE TRANSMITTED BY THE RESPECTIVE POLITICAL PARTIES TO THE COMMISSION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 7-13-40 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 253 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 7-13-40. In the event that a party nominates candidates by party primary, a party primary must be held by the party and conducted by the State Election Commission and the respective county election commissions on the second Tuesday in June of each general election year and a second and third primary each two weeks successively thereafter, if necessary. Certification of the names of all candidates to be placed on primary ballots must be made by the political party chairman, vice chairman, or secretary to the State Election Commission or the county election commission, whichever is responsible under law for preparing the ballot, not later than twelve o'clock noon on May first, or if May first falls on a Sunday, not later than twelve o'clock noon on the following Monday. The filing fees for all candidates whose names are on ballots to be voted on filing to run in all primaries, except municipal primaries, must be transmitted by the respective political parties to the State Election Commission and placed by the executive director of the commission in a special account designated for use in conducting the primaries and must be used for that purpose. The filing fee for each office is one percent of the total salary for the term of that office or one hundred dollars, whichever amount is greater."
SECTION 2. The provisions of this act are applicable to filing fees paid by candidates for primaries conducted on August 25, 1992, and all primaries conducted after that date.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.