Bills Assigned to Keyword - Elections (20)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 4/11/2024


H 3244 Requires candidates that vacate office due to a criminal conviction to reimburse the election authority for a special electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires candidates that vacate office because of a criminal conviction to reimburse the appropriate election authority for any election related to filling the vacated seat.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bauer Status Date: 1/25/2023
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3471 Makes it illegal for candidates to leave campaign signs on public property more than 21 calendar days after an electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes it illegal for candidates to leave campaign signs on public property more than 21 calendar days after an election.
Sponsor: Jermaine Johnson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3580 Prohibits a candidate from seeking nomination for more than once office in a single electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a candidate from seeking the nomination for more than one office in a single election.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Bradley House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Landing Status Date: 4/19/2023
Keywords: Elections House
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H 3734 Requires all municipal elections to be held on certain dates01.25.2024 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments eliminate all municipal election commissions for cities and towns with a population below 100,000 residents. Another adopted amendment requires any currently unresolved election be certified within 30 days of the effective date of the bill. Another amendment allows cities and towns to set commencement dates for the terms of their elected officials no sooner than 48 hours after the election is certified, but no later than 75 days after certification.04.18.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment sets the time of commencement of terms and the adjustment of incumbent terms to comply with odd year elections.04.06.2023 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes several changes to municipal elections including dates, voting machines and terms of office.
Sponsor: Brandon Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Hutto, Malloy, Garrett, Kimbrell Status Date: 10/12/2023
Keywords: Elections
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H 4022 Adds the instant runoff voting method of conducting municipal elections01.25.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds the instant runoff voting method of conducting municipal elections.
Sponsor: Jermaine Johnson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/23/2023
Keywords: Elections
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H 4190 Allows a change of address form for a drivers' license also serve as notification of change of address for voter registrationSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a change of address form for a drivers' license to also serve as notification of a change of address for voter registration.
Sponsor: Thomas Beach House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/28/2023
Keywords: Elections
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H 4589 Deletes language providing that in municipal elections that incumbents hold over pending final determination of any contests filed02.27.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Deletes language providing that in municipal elections that incumbents hold over pending final determination of any contests filed.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/5/2024
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4590 Extends the hours of operation of early voting centers02.27.2024 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.25.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the hours of operation of early voting centers until 7 p.m.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/7/2024
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4591 Prohibits the use of ranked-choice voting or instant runoff ballots in elections01.25.2024 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the use of ranked-choice voting or instant runoff ballots in elections.
Sponsor: Bill Taylor House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: T.A.Morgan, A.M.Morgan, Willis, May, Cromer Status Date: 2/8/2024
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4592 Eliminates runoffs for special primary electionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates runoffs for special primary elections.
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/9/2024
Keywords: Elections
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H 4661 Requires a referendum to incur general obligation debt or levy taxes to be held during a statewide general electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a referendum to incur general obligation debt or levy taxes to be held during a statewide general election in November of even years.
Sponsor: Jordan Pace House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/9/2024
Keywords: Elections House
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H 4935 Enacts the Secure, Accurate and Verifiable Elections (SAVE) Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the use of paper poll books only at voting locations throughout the state.
Sponsor: Joseph Bustos House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Magnuson Status Date: 3/21/2024
Keywords: Elections
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H 5006 Enacts the Election Official Protection Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes offenses for certain acts or conduct against an election official. 
Sponsor: Jermaine Johnson House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/1/2024
Keywords: Elections
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H 5052 Requires all elected members of the Boards of Trustees for school districts to be elected in partisan electionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all elected members of the Boards of Trustees for school districts to be elected in partisan elections.
Sponsor: Adam Morgan House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: T.A.Morgan Status Date: 2/8/2024
Keywords: Elections
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H 5303 Requires all elections to be followed by a hand-count audit in at least 10 percent of the precincts for a statewide electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all elections to be followed by a hand-count audit in at least 10 percent of the precincts for a statewide election.
Sponsor: Travis Moore House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Magnuson, Kilmartin, May, White, A.M.Morgan, T.A.Morgan Status Date: 3/27/2024
Keywords: Elections
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S 0091 Extends the deadline for filing an election contest in municipal electionsSummary of the bill as introduced: Extends the deadline for filing an election contest in municipal elections from 48 hours after the election to noon Wednesday following the day of the declaration of the result of the election.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0137 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 SC State Ethics Commission.
Sponsor: Thomas McElveen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Elections
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S 0196 Requires candidates that vacate office due to a criminal conviction to reimburse the election authority for a special electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires candidates that vacate office due to a criminal conviction to reimburse the appropriate election authority for any election related to filling the vacated seat.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0199 Prohibits a campaign contributor from being appointed by an elected official within four years of the contributionSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a campaign contributor from being appointed by an elected official within four years of the campaign contribution.
Sponsor: Michael Fanning House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Elections Senate
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S 0986 Requires a declaration by a candidate of fines owed to the State Ethics Commission, the Senate Ethics Committee or the House Ethics Committee Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a declaration by a candidate of fines owed to the State Ethics Commission, the Senate Ethics Committee or the House Ethics Committee. The bill also prohibits a candidate from being placed on the ballot unless they are enrolled in a payment plan for outstanding fines.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/24/2024
Keywords: Elections Ethics
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