Current Status Bill Number:
1038Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960118Primary Sponsor: RichterAll Sponsors: Richter, Gregory, Thomas, Rose, Ryberg, Mescher, Martin, Wilson, Boan, Courtney, Peeler, Alexander, Waldrep and SetzlerDrafted Document Number: re9870.lerResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Sine die adjournment
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960118 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 2-1-180 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADJOURNMENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ADJOURN SINE DIE EACH YEAR NOT LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. ON THE FIRST THURSDAY IN MAY AND TO REQUIRE THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL TO BE GIVEN THIRD READING BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NO LATER THAN THE LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2-1-180 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 2-1-180. The regular annual session of the General Assembly shall adjourn sine die each year not later than 5:00 p.m. on the first Thursday in June May. In any year that the House of Representatives fails to give third reading to the annual General Appropriation Bill by March thirty-first the last day in February, the date of sine die adjournment is extended by one statewide day for each statewide day after March thirty-first the last day in February that the House of Representatives fails to give the bill third reading. The session may also be extended by concurrent resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of both the Senate and House of Representatives. During the time between 5:00 p.m. on the first Thursday in June May and the extended sine die adjournment date, as set forth herein, no legislation or other business may be considered except the General Appropriation Bill and any matters approved for consideration by a concurrent resolution adopted by two-thirds vote in both houses."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.