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4812Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960321Primary Sponsor: McElveenAll Sponsors: McElveen, Harrison, Wilkins and HodgesDrafted Document Number: dka\3630sd.96Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Legislature, sessions of
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To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (H. 4812), proposing an amendment to Section 21, Article III of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the requirement that neither House, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES H. HARRISON, for Committee.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 21, ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT NEITHER HOUSE DURING THE SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SHALL ADJOURN WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE OTHER FOR MORE THAN THREE DAYS, SO AS TO CHANGE THIS PERIOD TO SEVEN DAYS AND PROVIDE THAT THIS REQUIREMENT IS NOT APPLICABLE TO A PARTICULAR HOUSE IF THERE ARE NO PENDING MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR ON THE CALENDAR OF THAT HOUSE OR IF THERE ARE NO BILLS OR JOINT RESOLUTIONS FROM THE OTHER HOUSE ON THE CONTESTED OR UNCONTESTED CALENDAR OF THAT HOUSE FOR SECOND OR THIRD READING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 21, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 21. Neither house, during the session of the General Assembly, shall, adjourn without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three seven days unless there are no pending messages from the Governor on the calendar of that house or bills or joint resolutions from the other house on the contested or uncontested calendar of that house for second or third reading, nor to any other place than that in which it shall be at the time sitting."
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 21, Article III of the Constitution of this State relating to the requirement that neither house during the session of the General Assembly shall adjourn without the consent of the other for more than three days be amended so as to change this period to seven days and provide that this requirement is not applicable to a particular house if there are no pending messages from the Governor on the calendar of that house or if there are no bills or joint resolutions from the other house on the contested or uncontested calendar of that house for second or third reading?
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'."