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South Carolina General Assembly 119th Session, 2011-2012 S. 8 STATUS INFORMATION Joint Resolution Sponsors: Senators L. Martin, Peeler, Campsen, Rose, Rankin and Massey Document Path: l:\s-rules\drafting\lam\015reco.ec.lam.docx Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2011 Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary Summary: Constitutional amendment proposed HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS Date Body Action Description with journal page number 12/1/2010 Senate Prefiled 12/1/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/11/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal - page 10 ) 1/11/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal - page 10 ) 1/21/2011 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: L.Martin (ch), Hutto, Malloy, Campsen, Campbell VERSIONS OF THIS BILL 12/1/2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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South Carolina General Assembly119th Session, 2011-2012

S. 8

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint ResolutionSponsors: Senators L. Martin, Peeler, Campsen, Rose, Rankin and MasseyDocument Path: l:\s-rules\drafting\lam\015reco.ec.lam.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2011Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Constitutional amendment proposed

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date Body Action Description with journal page number 12/1/2010 Senate Prefiled12/1/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary1/11/2011 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal - page 10 )1/11/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal - page 10 )1/21/2011 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: L.Martin (ch), Hutto, Malloy, Campsen, Campbell

VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/1/2010

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A JOINT RESOLUTION

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION BY AMENDING SECTION 18, RELATING TO FORMALITIES OF ACT, TO PROVIDE THAT NO BILL OR JOINT RESOLUTION SHALL HAVE THE FORCE OF LAW UNLESS THE NAMES OF THE PERSONS VOTING FOR AND AGAINST IT ARE ENTERED ON THE JOURNALS OF BOTH HOUSES RESPECTIVELY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 18, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:

“Section 18. No Bill or Joint Resolution shall have the force of law until it shall have been read three times and on three several days in each house, the names of the persons voting for and against the Bill or Joint Resolution entered on the Journals of both houses respectively, has had the Great Seal of the State affixed to it, and has been signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives: Provided, That either branch of the General Assembly may provide by rule for a first and third reading of any Bill or Joint Resolution by its title only.”

SECTION 2. The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:

“Must Section 18, Article III of the Constitution of the State be amended to provide that no Bill or Joint Resolution shall have the force of law until the names of the persons voting for and against

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the Bill or Joint Resolution have been entered on the Journals of both houses respectively?”

Yes

No

Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word ‘Yes’, and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word ‘No’.”

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