Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4248Ratification Number: 308Act Number: 587Primary Sponsor: J. HarrisType of Legislation: GBSubject: Chesterfield County Elections and Registration BoardDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940203Computer Document Number: 436/11493AC.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940301Introduced Date: 19930527Date of Last Amendment: 19940127Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940301Last History Type: Signed by GovernorScope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: J. Harris BaxleyType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4248 ------ 19950103 Act No. 587 4248 ------ 19940301 Signed by Governor 4248 ------ 19940224 Ratified R 308 4248 House 19940203 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4248 Senate 19940127 Amended, read third time, returned with amendment 4248 Senate 19930608 Read second time 4248 Senate 19930601 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference 4248 House 19930601 Read third time, sent to Senate 4248 House 19930531 Read second time 4248 House 19930527 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A587, R308, H4248)
AN ACT TO CREATE THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION AND TO ABOLISH THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD AND TO DEVOLVE THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES UPON THE NEW BOARD; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD, ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE EX OFFICIO AND SERVE AS CLERK WITH COMPENSATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
County Board of Elections and Registration created; Chesterfield County Election Commission and Registration Board abolished and powers devolved
SECTION 1. (A) (1) There is created the Chesterfield County Board of Elections and Registration. There are seven members of the board who must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of a majority of the Chesterfield County Legislative Delegation 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. The seventh member, who shall also serve as clerk, is an ex officio member. The clerk is a voting member on all matters except those pertaining to personnel matters.
(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 and its staff shall receive that compensation as may be appropriated by the governing body of Chesterfield County. The clerk shall receive a salary for performing the duties of the office in addition to that compensation paid to members of the board.
(4) One of the seven members of the board shall serve as its chairman and the member to serve as chairman must be designated by the county legislative delegation.
(5) A member who misses three consecutive 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).
(B) The Chesterfield County Election Commission and the Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield County Election Commission and the Chesterfield County Registration Board shall act as the governing body of the new Chesterfield County Board of Elections and Registration until the seven members of this board appointed in the manner provided by this act take office at which time the terms of these former commissioners of election and registration board members expire.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of March, 1994.