Current Status Bill Number:
1380Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960423Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnell and WashingtonDrafted Document Number: res1008.gfmResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Sheriffs, qualifications; fingerprints and affidavits
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Read the first time April 23, 1996.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 1380), to amend Section 23-11-110, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
GLENN F. McCONNELL, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 23-11-110 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF SHERIFFS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FINGERPRINTS MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION FORTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER FILING FOR ELECTION TO THE OFFICE, RATHER THAN SIXTY DAYS BEFORE THE CLOSE OF QUALIFICATION FOR ELECTION TO THE OFFICE; TO PROVIDE THAT CANDIDATES MUST FILE A SWORN AFFIDAVIT FORTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER FILING FOR ELECTION TO THE OFFICE RATHER THAN WITHIN SIXTY DAYS BEFORE HE QUALIFIES; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS ACT APPLIES WITH RESPECT TO CANDIDATES FILING FOR ELECTION BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 1996.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Sections 23-11-110(A)(7) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(7) be fingerprinted and have the State Law Enforcement Division make a search of local, state, and federal fingerprint files for any criminal record. Fingerprints are to be taken under the direction of any law enforcement agency and must be made available to SLED sixty days before the close of qualification forty-five days after filing for election to the office with the records search to be filed with the county executive committee of the person's political party. A person seeking nomination by petition must file the records search with the county election commission in the county of his residence."
SECTION 2. Section 23-11-110(B)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(B)(1) A person offering his candidacy for the office of sheriff, within sixty days before or at the time he qualifies forty-five days after filing for election to the office, shall file a sworn affidavit with the county executive committee of the person's political party. The county executive committee of any political party with whom a person has filed his affidavit must file a copy of the affidavit with the appropriate county election commission by noon on the tenth day following the deadline for filing affidavits by candidates. If the tenth day falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, the affidavits must be filed by noon the following day. A person seeking nomination by petition must file a sworn affidavit with the county election commission in the county of his residence."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies with respect to candidates filing for election beginning January 1, 1996.