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529Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990224Primary Sponsor: ElliottAll Sponsors: Elliott, MescherDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\de\005silv.whb.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Medical Affairs Committee 13 SMASubject: Silver Haired Legislature, Inc; model legislature on aging issues created; General Assembly, AgingHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20000328 Co-Sponsor added by Senator Mescher Senate 19990224 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, TITLE 43, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON AGING, BY ADDING SECTION 43-21-190 SO AS TO CREATE A MODEL LEGISLATURE ON AGING ISSUES TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE, INC.; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE LEGISLATURE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS MUST BE SELECTED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE IN COORDINATION WITH THE STATE'S NETWORK OF AGING PROGRAMS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 21, Title 43 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 43-21-190. There is created a model legislature on aging issues to be administered by the South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature, Inc. This model legislature shall:
(1) identify issues, concerns, and possible solutions for problems facing the aging population in South Carolina;
(2) make recommendations to the Governor and members of the General Assembly;
(3) arrange educational forums to explore issues related to older South Carolinians;
(4) promote good government for all South Carolinians.
The participants must be sixty-five years of age or older and must be selected pursuant to procedures adopted by the South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature, Inc. in coordination with the state's network of aging programs.
The nonpartisan model legislature shall conduct its general assembly annually."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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