Bills Assigned to Keyword - Elections (18)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/16/2021


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 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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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: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/6/2021
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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