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1223Ratification Number: 286Act Number: 430Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020416Primary Sponsor: ShortAll Sponsors: ShortDrafted Document Number: l:\s-resmin\bills\short\smin1001.lhs.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020425Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 20020507Subject: Fairfield County Registration and Election Commission establishedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021017 Act No. A430 ------ 20020507 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 20020430 Ratified R286 House 20020425 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 20020424 Read second time House 20020423 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 20020418 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20020417 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day ------ 20020417 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020416 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 16, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 17, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 23, 2002 - Word format
(A430, R286, S1223)
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTION COMMISSION OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY, TO ABOLISH THE ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY AND DEVOLVE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE REGISTRATION BOARD UPON THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTION COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION AND THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY REGISTRATION BOARD SHALL ACT AS THE GOVERNING COMMISSION OF THE NEW FAIRFIELD COUNTY REGISTRATION AND ELECTION COMMISSION UNTIL THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW COMMISSION ARE APPOINTED, AT WHICH TIME THE TERMS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION AND REGISTRATION BOARD SHALL EXPIRE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Registration and election commission created
SECTION 1. (A) There is created the Registration and Election Commission of Fairfield County. The commission must be made up of seven members who shall serve terms of four years except for the initial term three members, selected by drawing lots, shall serve two-year terms. Members are to be appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of a majority of both the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the legislative delegation and serve until their successors are appointed and qualify. Terms expire on March fifteenth of the appropriate year.
(B) Vacancies on the commission must be filled by appointment in the manner of original appointment for unexpired terms.
(C) Members of the commission shall receive compensation as may be appropriated by the county council.
(D) Staff shall be appointed and may be removed by a majority vote of the members of the commission.
(E) A chairman and other officers deemed necessary shall be elected biannually by the members of the commission.
SECTION 2. The powers and duties of the Fairfield County Board of Registration and the Fairfield County Election Commission are devolved upon the Registration and Election Commission of Fairfield County created in Section 1(A).
Current members to act until new members appointed
SECTION 3. The current members of the Fairfield County Registration Board and the Fairfield County Election Commission shall act as the governing commission of the new Registration and Election Commission of Fairfield County created in Section 1(A) until such time as the seven members of this commission are appointed. Upon appointment of the newly formed commission the terms of commissioners of the Fairfield County Registration Board and Fairfield County Election Commission expire.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 30th day of April, 2002.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/7/02.
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