SC H3606 | 2023-2024 | 125th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-01-26 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 7-13-42 So As To Provide That The Candidate Who Receives The Largest Number Of Votes Cast For A Given Office In The Primary Of A Political Party Is Considered Nominated; By Amending Sections 7-5-150 And 7-5-220, Both Relating To The Voter Registration Deadline Preceding An Election, Both So As To Remove References To Runoff Elections; By Amending Section 7-11-55, Relating To Special Primary Elections To Replace A Party Nominee, So As To Make Conforming Changes; By Amending Sections 7-13-25, 7-13-40, And 7-13-190, Relating To Early Voting, The Date Of Party Primary Elections, And Special Elections To Fill Vacancies In Office, Respectively, All So As To Make Conforming Changes; By Amending Section 7-17-280, Relating To Mandatory Recounts, So As To Make Conforming Changes; By Amending Section 7-17-510, Relating To Canvass And Certification Of Primary Results, So As To Make Conforming Changes; And By Repealing Sections 7-13-50, 7-17-600, And 7-17-610 Relating To Second Primaries Or Runoffs, The Requirement That A Candidate Receive A Majority Of Votes Cast In A First Primary To Be Declared Nominated, And Methods Of Determining What Constitutes A Majority Vote For A Particular Office, Respectively.

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Primary runoffs, abolish



2023-01-26HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor
2023-01-11HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-01-11HouseIntroduced and read first time

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
71155(n/a)See Bill Text
713190(n/a)See Bill Text
71325(n/a)See Bill Text
71340(n/a)See Bill Text
71342(n/a)See Bill Text
71350(n/a)See Bill Text
717280(n/a)See Bill Text
717510(n/a)See Bill Text
717600(n/a)See Bill Text
717610(n/a)See Bill Text
75150(n/a)See Bill Text
75220(n/a)See Bill Text

South Carolina State Sources

Bill Comments