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S 0055 - Requires reapportionment to a population variance of less than 10 percent for single member districts

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: George E. "Chip" Campsen III (R)
Last Action: 5/5/2015 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.21.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment provides for a special election where the reapportionment results in two electors for the same district.
04.16.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment delays the effective date to two years after the governor's signature and clarifies that political subdivisions that have already completed reapportionment following the 2010 Census are exempt from this bill until the 2020 Census.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires reapportionment to a population variance of less than 10 percent for single member districts within three years of the date on which the latest official census is adopted by the General Assembly.

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S 0055 General Bill, By Campsen
Summary: Reapportionment
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-180 SO AS TO REQUIRE EACH POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE WHOSE GOVERNING BOARD, COMMISSION, OR COUNCIL IS POPULARLY ELECTED FROM SINGLE-MEMBER ELECTION DISTRICTS, RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS, OR A COMBINATION OF AT-LARGE AND SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS TO BE REAPPORTIONED TO A POPULATION VARIANCE OF LESS THAN TEN PERCENT WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE DATE ON WHICH THE LATEST OFFICIAL UNITED STATES DECENNIAL CENSUS IS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR CONTINUITY OF REPRESENTATION WHEN REAPPORTIONMENT LOCATES TWO OR MORE ELECTED MEMBERS IN THE SAME ELECTION DISTRICT, AND TO CLARIFY CERTAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE REGARDING REAPPORTIONMENT.
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12/03/14Senate Prefiled
12/03/14Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 60)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 60)
02/13/15Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Scott, Young
04/22/15Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 7)
04/29/15Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 31)
04/30/15Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 20)
04/30/15Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 20)
04/30/15Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0
05/01/15 Scrivener's error corrected
05/05/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 15)
05/05/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 15)



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