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Sponsors: Senators Alexander and Ford
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Introduced in the Senate on February 14, 2012
Introduced in the House on March 29, 2012
Currently residing in the House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs
Summary: Commission of the Blind membership
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/14/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5) 2/14/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal-page 5) 2/22/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable General (Senate Journal-page 15) 2/23/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 3/28/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 32) 3/28/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 32) 3/29/2012 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 14) 3/29/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 90) 3/29/2012 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 90)
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February 22, 2012
S. Printed 2/22/12--S. [SEC 2/23/12 2:51 PM]
Read the first time February 14, 2012.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 1212) to amend Section 43-25-10, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the creation and membership of the Commission of the Blind, so as to include, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
THOMAS C. ALEXANDER for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 43-25-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CREATION AND MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION OF THE BLIND, SO AS TO INCLUDE IN THE COMMISSION'S MEMBERSHIP THE APPOINTMENT OF A MEMBER TO REPRESENT THE SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, TO ELIMINATE THE STATE AT LARGE COMMISSION MEMBER, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE COMMISSION'S TRANSITION FROM SIX TO SEVEN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MEMBERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 43-25-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 43-25-10. There is
hereby created the South Carolina Commission for the Blind. The commission shall consist of seven members, one from each of the six seven Congressional Districts and one from the State at large, of whom three shall have a visual acuity not to exceed 20/200. The Governor shall, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint the members of the commission for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. All vacancies shall must be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only. The members of the commission shall elect one of its members as chairman for a term of two years or until his successor has been elected. The chairman shall preside at the regular meetings of the commission to be held at least once each month. The chairman may call a meeting when he deems considers it necessary to be held at a time to be determined by the commission. The commission shall appoint a commissioner and such other officers as it deems the commission considers necessary, none of whom shall may be a member of the commission, and shall fix the compensation and prescribe the duties of such these appointees. The members of the commission shall receive no salary but shall must be allowed the usual mileage, subsistence, and per diem as authorized by law for commissions, committees, and boards."
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a person appointed to serve, or serving, as a member of the Commission for the Blind to represent a congressional district, whose residency is transferred to another district by a change in the composition of the district, may serve, or continue to serve, the term of office for which he was appointed; however, the appointing authority shall appoint an additional member to the commission from the district which loses a resident member on it as a result of the transfer to serve until the term of the transferred member expires. When a vacancy occurs in the district to which a member has been transferred, the vacancy must not be filled until the full term of the transferred member expires.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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