SC H4255 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)
Status: Introduced on April 22 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-06-21 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson, Herbkersman, Bradley, W.Newton
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

Summary

Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 7-5-35 So As To Enumerate Certain Security-related Requirements To Safeguard The Voting Process, Equipment, And Ballots; To Amend Section 7-3-20, Relating To The Executive Director Of The State Election Commission, So As To Require The Complete Master File Of All Qualified Electors To Be Audited Biennially; To Amend Section 7-5-675, Relating To Voter Registration Cards, So As To Require Voter Registration Cards To Contain Certain Additional Security-related Features; To Amend Section 7-13-1160, Relating To The Reporting Of Election Results To The State Election Commission, So As To Provide That Only The Executive Director Of The State Election Commission May Release Unofficial Election Results To The Public, And That The Executive Director Of The State Election Commission May Not Release Unofficial Election Results Until All Unofficial Election Results Statewide Have Been Received By The State Election Commission; To Amend Section 7-13-1640, Relating To Voting Machine Requirements, So As To Require Voting Machines To Contain Certain Additional Security-related Features; To Amend Section 7-25-20, Relating To Fraudulent Registration Or Voting, So As To, Among Other Things, Prohibit The Granting Of Bail To Persons Charged With Voter Fraud, And To Increase The Minimum Sentence For Persons Convicted Of Voter Fraud; And To Amend Section 7-25-180, Relating To The Unlawful Distribution Of Campaign Literature, So As To Prohibit Journalists Or Other Members Of The News Media From Coming Within Two Hundred Yards Of A Polling Place Except To Vote.

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Title

Elections - Various Ballot Integrity Initiatives

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2021-06-21HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson, Herbkersman, Bradley, W.Newton
2021-04-22HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2021-04-22HouseIntroduced and read first time

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
7131160(n/a)See Bill Text
7131640(n/a)See Bill Text
725180(n/a)See Bill Text
72520(n/a)See Bill Text
7320(n/a)See Bill Text
7535(n/a)See Bill Text
75675(n/a)See Bill Text

South Carolina State Sources


Bill Comments 750

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