Current Status Bill Number:
913Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: GroomsAll Sponsors: GroomsDrafted Document Number: gjk\20979sd.98Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Senate districts reapportioned as result of census in year 2000, county population; Elections, General Assembly
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-1-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH SENATORIAL DISTRICTS REAPPORTIONED AS A RESULT OF THE CENSUS TAKEN IN THE YEAR 2000, ANY COUNTY WITH A POPULATION THAT IS AT LEAST FORTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE POPULATION OF THE FORTY-SIX SENATORIAL DISTRICTS AS REAPPORTIONED MUST BE WHOLLY INCLUDED WITHIN A PARTICULAR SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 2-1-75. Beginning with senatorial districts reapportioned as a result of the census taken in the year 2000, any county with a population that is at least forty-five percent of the average population of the forty-six senatorial districts as reapportioned must be wholly included within a particular senatorial district."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.