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HouseBill Number: 4888Primary Sponsor: HodgesType of Legislation: JRSubject: Elections, joint party candidatesResiding Body: HouseComputer Document Number: PT/22381DW.94Introduced Date: 19940307Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940517Last History Type: Objection by RepresentativeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Hodges GovanType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4888 House 19940517 Objection by Representative Moody-Lawrence Scott Kennedy Stone McMahand Anderson Hines McLeod 4888 House 19940421 Committee Report: Favorable 25 4888 House 19940307 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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April 21, 1994
S. Printed 4/21/94--H.
Read the first time March 7, 1994.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (H. 4888), proposing an amendment to Section 8, Article IV of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the election, qualifications, and term of the Lieutenant Governor, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES H. HODGES, for Committee.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8, ARTICLE IV OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE ELECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TERM OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE JOINT ELECTION OF GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 8, Article IV of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 8. (A) A Lieutenant Governor shall must be chosen at the same time, in the same manner, continue in office for the same period, and be possessed of the same qualifications as the Governor.
(B) The person receiving his party's nomination for Governor shall select a qualified elector to be the nominee for Lieutenant Governor of that party.
(C) In the general election, all candidates for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor must be elected jointly in a manner prescribed by law so that each voter shall cast a single vote for a candidate for Governor and a candidate for Lieutenant Governor running together.
(D) The General Assembly shall provide by law the manner in which the nominee for Lieutenant Governor is selected."
SECTION 2. The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
"Must Section 8, Article IV of the Constitution of the State be amended by adding a provision to provide that the Lieutenant Governor must be elected jointly with the Governor in a manner prescribed by law so that each voter shall cast a single vote for a candidate for Governor and a candidate for Lieutenant Governor running together?
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word `Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word `No'."