Bills Assigned to Keyword - Elections (14)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 2/26/2020


H 3031 Changes the date on which voter registration books must be closed from 30 days before an election to 20 days before an election01.29.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended in subcommittee.01.23.2019 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the period to 24 days prior to a primary and 25 days prior to an election.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the date on which voter registration books must be closed from 30 days before an election to 20 days before an election.
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Roll call Yeas-40 Nays-55 Status Date: 3/6/2019
Keywords: Elections House Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 01.28.2019
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H 3040 Requires a procedure where a qualified elector may register to vote and vote on the same daySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a procedure where a qualified elector may register to vote and vote on the same day.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3045 Defines the campaign information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure Committee05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.11.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines the election communication information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure Committee and then disclosed by the Independent Expenditure Committee.
Sponsor: Mandy Norrell House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rose Status Date: 4/24/2019
Keywords: Elections Ethics House Week of 04.08.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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H 3266 Establishes an early voting period beginning 30 days before an electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Establishes an early voting period beginning 30 days before an election.
Sponsor: William Clyburn House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3434 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 necessary primary, runoff primary or special election.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections Ethics House
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H 3933 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: Heather Crawford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/7/2019
Keywords: Elections Week of 02.04.2019
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H 4128 Requires the notice of a municipal election to state that the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes containing the absentee ballots may begin at 9 a.m. on the day prior to the electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the notice of a municipal election to state that the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes containing the absentee ballots may begin at 9 a.m. on the day prior to the election.
Sponsor: Joseph Jefferson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/27/2019
Keywords: Elections Week of 02.25.2019
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H 5019 Requires municipal election commissions to issue a report detailing voting-related issues within 90 days following an electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires municipal election commissions to issue a report detailing voting-related issues within 90 days following an election.
Sponsor: West Cox House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clary Status Date: 1/29/2020
Keywords: Elections Week of 01.20.2020
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S 0003 Defines the campaign information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure CommitteeSummary of the bill as introduced: Defines the election communication information that must be submitted to an Independent Expenditure Committee and then disclosed by the Independent Expenditure Committee.
Sponsor: Hugh Leatherman House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections Ethics Senate
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S 0037 Allows qualified electors without a picture identification to complete a written statement at the polling place.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows qualified electors without a valid picture identification to complete a written statement at the polling place in order to vote in an election.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0142 Establishes early voting procedures04.03.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.03.13.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes early voting procedures that allow voters to cast ballots during an early voting period without requiring an excuse. 
Sponsor: John Scott House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Massey, McElveen, M.B.Matthews, Gambrell Status Date: 2/27/2019
Keywords: Elections Senate Week of 03.11.2019 Week of 04.01.2019
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S 0250 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 necessary primary, runoff primary or special election.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Elections Ethics Senate
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S 0866 Allows the county boards of voter registration and elections to serve as appropriate election authorities for municipal election contests01.28.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.23.2020 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows the county boards of voter registration and elections to serve as appropriate election authorities for initiating or hearing municipal election contests.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Committee report: Favorable Judiciary Status Date: 1/29/2020
Keywords: Elections Senate Week of 01.20.2020 Week of 01.27.2020
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S 0867 Requires the notice of a municipal election to state a specific time to begin the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes02.27.2020 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.01.28.2020 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.23.2020 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the notice of a municipal election to state that the process of examining the return-addressed envelopes containing the absentee ballots may begin at 9:00 a.m. on the calendar day immediately preceding Election Day.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/25/2020
Keywords: Elections Senate Week of 01.20.2020 Week of 01.27.2020 Week of 02.24.2020
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