Bills Assigned to Keyword - Elections (19)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 4/24/2018


H 3040 Requires poll managers to be paid hourly while attending training and working an electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires poll managers, assistant poll managers or poll workers to be paid no less than $15 per hour while attending required training and while working an election.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3144 Establishes early voting procedures to begin 30 days before an electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes early voting procedures to begin 30 days before an election.
Sponsor: William Clyburn House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3150 Removes a municipality's authority not to conduct general elections 05.02.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the section consolidating elections to November of even years. Another amendment was passed that allows a ranked ballot to be sent to overseas voters immediately following the 5th Congressional district primary.03.21.2017 THe House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.09.2017 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes a municipality's authority to declare a winner without conducting a general election where only one candidate registers and no write-in candidates declare candidacy within 14 days of the close of the filing period.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 15 Status Date: 5/15/2017
Keywords: Elections House Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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H 3151 Requires poll managers to be paid hourly while attending training and working an election Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires poll managers, assistant poll managers or poll workers to be paid no less than $15 per hour while attending required training and while working an election.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3153 Requires the municipal election notice to state the process of examining absentee ballotsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the municipal election notice to state the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes containing the absentee ballots may begin at 9 a.m. on the day immediately prior to Election Day.
Sponsor: Joseph Jefferson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3155 Makes several changes to the election processSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the authority charged with conducting an election to create a process for voters to register and vote on the same day, an opportunity to vote seven days before an election and establish early voting locations.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3460 Establishes procedures for conducting elections by mailSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes procedures for conducting elections by mail.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2017
Keywords: Elections Week of 01.09.2017
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H 3685 Adjusts the dates of special elections to comply with the S.C. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act03.21.2017 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment shortens the filing period  from 10 days to 8 days after a vacancy occurs.03.09.2017 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adjusts the dates on which primaries, runoff primaries and special elections must be held to comply with the S.C. Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.
Sponsor: Rick Quinn House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/29/2017
Keywords: Elections Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.20.2017
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H 3849 Establishes a residency requirement for candidates for local office who are elected from specific districtsSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a residency requirement for candidates for local office who are elected from specific districts.
Sponsor: Kristopher Crawford House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/23/2017
Keywords: Elections Week of 02.20.2017
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H 4416 Requires political subdivisions to be reapportioned to a population variance of less than 10 percent within three years of the latest CensusSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires political subdivisions to be reapportioned to a population variance of less than 10 percent within three years of the latest Census.
Sponsor: Brandon Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/9/2018
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4502 Requires a local, state or federal public official to reimburse the state for the actual costs of holding a special election because of a criminal convictionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a local, state or federal public official to reimburse the state for the actual costs of holding a primary, runoff primary or special election necessitated because of an elected officials removal from office for a criminal conviction.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley Status Date: 2/1/2018
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4503 Prohibits municipalities and counties from using the at-large voting method to choose more than 50 percent of councilSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits municipalities and counties from using the at-large voting method to choose more than 50 percent of council.
Sponsor: Russell Fry House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/9/2018
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4505 Establishes standardized procedures for municipal candidate election filingSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes standardized procedures for municipal candidate election filing.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton Status Date: 2/7/2018
Keywords: Elections House
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H 5151 Requires the notice of elections to state that the process of examining absentee ballots may begin at a certain timeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the notice of elections to state that the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes containing the absentee ballots may begin at 9 a.m. on the day immediately prior to Election Day.
Sponsor: Joseph Jefferson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/20/2018
Keywords: Elections Week of 03.19.2018
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S 0100 Establishes early voting proceduresSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes procedures for early voting in South Carolina.
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Young, Fanning Status Date: 3/31/2017
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0347 Increases the number of weeks for the primary, runoff primary and special election for offices with a partisan election Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the number of weeks for the primary, runoff primary and special election for offices with a partisan election.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/1/2017
Keywords: Elections Week of 01.30.2017
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S 0396 Requires elections to be conducted on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each even-numbered yearSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires elections to be conducted on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year.
Sponsor: Harvey Peeler House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/9/2017
Keywords: Elections Week of 02.06.2017
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S 0533 Requires an elected official whose office is declared vacant because a criminal conviction repay the cost of a special electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an elected official whose office is declared vacant because a criminal conviction reimburse the appropriate state or local elections authority for the actual costs of holding the primary, runoff primary, or special election.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Young, Fanning Status Date: 3/31/2017
Keywords: Elections Week of 03.06.2017
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S 0766 Requires contributions by all candidates be deposited into an Interest on Campaign Account (IOCA)Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires contributions by all candidates be deposited into an Interest on Campaign Account (IOCA).
Sponsor: William Timmons House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/9/2018
Keywords: Elections Senate
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