Bills Assigned to Keyword - Elections (25)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/23/2022


H 3189 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: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3206 Prohibits a candidate from filing to run for more than one office04.21.2021 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a candidate from filing to run for more than one office and prohibits a candidate's name from appearing on a ballot more than once.
Sponsor: Bill Taylor House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton, Herbkersman, Bradley, Erickson Status Date: 5/5/2021
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3261 Prohibits a candidate from filing to run for more than one officeSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a candidate from filing to run for more than one office and prohibits a candidate's name from appearing on a ballot more than once.
Sponsor: Russell Fry House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Blackwell Status Date: 2/3/2021
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3264 Eliminates the requirement that county committees publish notices of a county convention in general circulation newspapers03.23.2021 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.16.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates the requirement that county committees publish notices of a county convention in general circulation newspapers.
Sponsor: Russell Fry House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 10 Status Date: 4/15/2021
Keywords: Elections
Passed
H 3275 Requires the authority conducting an election to provide a procedure for a voter to register and cast a ballot on the same daySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the authority conducting an election to provide a procedure for a voter to register and cast a ballot on the same day.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3410 Allows the process of examining absentee ballot envelopes at 9 a.m. on the calendar day immediately before Election DaySummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the process of examining absentee ballot envelopes at 9 a.m. on the calendar day immediately before Election Day.
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, Crawford, Fry Status Date: 4/6/2021
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3444 Makes changes to the State Election Commission on how elections are conducted in South Carolina04.19.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes changes to the State Election Commission on how elections are conducted in South Carolina. 
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/9/2022
Keywords: Elections
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H 3521 Requires an elected official who has vacated elected office because of a criminal conviction to pay for the election to fill the seatSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an elected official, who has vacated elected office during the term because of a criminal conviction, to pay for the ensuing primary, runoff primary or special election necessary to fill the seat. 
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3534 Permits a County Board of Voter Registration and Elections to set a special election date in certain circumstancesSummary of the bill as introduced: Permits a County Board of Voter Registration and Elections to set a special election for the second succeeding Tuesday when the next succeeding Tuesday falls on a day that is widely observed in the state. 
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3771 Makes changes to the process of pooling precincts in municipal electionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipality to pool election precincts with another precinct in certain cases with certain conditions.
Sponsor: William Hixon House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/28/2021
Keywords: Elections
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H 4550 Creates the Restore Election Integrity Now (REIN) committeeSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a committee to examine election integrity such as the security of the vote before, during and after Election Day. 
Sponsor: Stewart Jones House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hixon Status Date: 1/12/2022
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4620 Clarifies the circumstances under which people are considered to have changed their domiciles for voting purposesSummary of the bill as introduced: Clarifies that people are considered to have changed their domiciles for voting purposes when they enter another state, county or municipality within the state and exercise their right to vote in that new location.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Davis Status Date: 2/2/2022
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4774 Requires municipalities, counties, school districts and special purpose districts to conduct referenda and ballot measure elections on the same daySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires municipalities, counties, school districts and special purpose districts to conduct referenda and ballot measure elections on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year.
Sponsor: Bruce Bryant House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2022
Keywords: Elections
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H 4813 Makes it illegal for candidates to leave campaign signs on public property more than 21 days after an electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes it illegal for candidates to leave campaign signs on public property more than 21 days after an election.
Sponsor: Jermaine Johnson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Carter Status Date: 1/20/2022
Keywords: Elections
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H 4919 Makes changes to the state's voting procedures04.19.2022 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill because it was already recalled to the Senate calendar.04.12.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments change the municipal election certification period from 2 to 10 days. The amendment also creates a 3-14 day early voting period depending on the type of election and 2-7 early voting locations in each county.04.06.2022 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.22.2022 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments adopted were advocated by county election officials and the League of Women Voters.02.16.2022 The House Judiciary Committee met but did not take action on the bill.02.15.2022 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended with a strike and insert amendment that did not materially affect municipal elections.02.09.2022 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee heard testimony on the bill but did not take any action.Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the early voting and absentee election process. The bill also prohibits candidates from filing for more than one office at the same time.
Sponsor: James Lucas House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Committed to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/26/2022
Keywords: Elections
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H 5135 Allows municipalities to utilize ranked-choice voting in municipal electionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows municipalities to utilize ranked-choice voting in municipal elections.
Sponsor: Bobby Cox House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/15/2022
Keywords: Elections
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S 0109 Allows county boards of voter registration and elections to hear municipal election contestsSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows county boards of voter registration and elections to serve as the appropriate authority to initiate the hearing of municipal election contests.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0187 Requires candidates to open an Interest on Campaign Account03.16.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires candidates to deposit all contributions received by the candidate into an Interest on Campaign Account, or IOCA, that benefits the SC State Ethics Commission.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Hutto, Young, McLeod, Garrett Status Date: 3/11/2021
Keywords: Elections General Governance Senate
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S 0188 Prohibits a person from filing for public office if the person owes outstanding debt to the SC State Ethics CommissionSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a person from filing a statement of intention of candidacy if the person owes outstanding debt to the SC State Ethics Commission.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0189 Requires candidates and committees to file campaign bank account statements at the same timeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires candidates and committees to file campaign bank account statements for the previous quarter's report at the same time.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0214 Requires candidates to open an Interest on Campaign AccountSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires candidates to deposit all contributions received by the candidate into an Interest on Campaign Account, or IOCA, that benefits the State Ethics Commission.
Sponsor: Thomas McElveen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections General Governance Senate
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S 0236 Requires any municipal election precinct with 3,000 or more voters to have its own polling place03.23.2021 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment applies the bill only to partisan primary elections, not general elections.03.16.2021 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the distance between pooled precincts from 5 miles back to 3 miles.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires any municipal precinct with 3,000 or more voters to have its own polling place, an increase from the previous cap of 1,500.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Signed By Governor Status Date: 5/23/2022
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0250 Requires candidates and committees to file campaign bank account statements at the same timeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires candidates and committees to file campaign bank account statements for the previous quarter's report at the same time.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0306 Prohibits a person who made a campaign contribution to an elected official from being appointed to public office by that officialSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a person who made a campaign contribution to a popularly elected official from being appointed to a public office by that public official.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0311 Requires an elected official who has vacated elected office because of a criminal conviction to pay for the election to fill the seatSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires an elected official, who has vacated elected office during the term because of a criminal conviction, to pay for the ensuing primary, runoff primary or special election necessary to fill the seat. 
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Elections Senate
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