Current Status Bill Number:
832Ratification Number: 272Act Number: 477Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: HollandAll Sponsors: Holland and GieseDrafted Document Number: jud6046.ddhDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980123Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19980224Subject: Kershaw County Elections and Registration Board created
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980910 Act No. A477 ------ 19980224 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19980217 Ratified R272 House 19980123 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19980122 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19980122 Read second time House 19980121 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 19980121 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19980120 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, 19980121 Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference Senate 19971117 Prefiled, placed on Local and Uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A477, R272, S832)
AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE KERSHAW COUNTY BOARD OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND KERSHAW COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION, AND TO CREATE THE KERSHAW COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) (1) There is created the Kershaw County Board of Elections and Registration. There are seven members of the board who must be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the senatorial delegation and at least half of the members of the House of Representatives who represent Kershaw County for terms of four years until their successors are appointed and qualify except that of those first appointed, two must be appointed for initial terms of two years each, the initial terms of all members to be designated by the appointing authority.
(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 shall receive compensation as may be appropriated by the General Assembly, which may be supplemented by the county governing body. Staff for the board must be paid by the county governing body but shall report to the board.
(4) The board shall elect from among its members a chairman and such other officers as it may consider desirable.
(5) A member who misses three consecutive unexcused meetings of the board is deemed to have resigned his office and may not serve in holdover status. The resulting vacancy must be filled in the manner provided by subsection (A)(2).
(B) The Kershaw County Election Commission and the Kershaw 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.
The current members of the Kershaw County Election Commission and the Kershaw County Registration Board shall act as the governing body of the new Kershaw County Board of Elections and Registration until the seven members appointed in the manner provided by this act take office, at which time the terms of the former Commissioners of Election and Registration Board members shall expire.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 02/24/98.