SC H4589 | 2023-2024 | 125th General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Introduced on January 9 2024 - 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-05 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 5-15-120, Relating To Vote Counting In Municipal Elections, So As To Delete Language Providing That Incumbents Hold Over Pending Final Determination Of Any Contests Filed; And By Amending Section 5-15-140, Relating To Appeals From Decisions Regarding Municipal Election Contests, So As To Delete Language Providing That A Notice Of Appeal Acts As A Stay Of Further Proceedings, And To Provide That Appeals Are To Be Given First Priority Of Consideration By The Court Of Common Pleas.

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Roll Calls

2024-02-29 - House - House: Passage Of Bill (Y: 110 N: 0 NV: 8 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2024-03-05SenateReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2024-03-05SenateIntroduced and read first time
2024-02-29HouseUnanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day
2024-02-29HouseRoll call Yeas-110 Nays-0
2024-02-29HouseRead second time
2024-02-29HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Wheeler
2024-02-28HouseCommittee report: Favorable Judiciary
2024-01-25HouseMember(s) request name added as sponsor: Robbins, Murphy, Brewer, Gatch
2024-01-09HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2024-01-09HouseIntroduced and read first time
2023-11-16HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
515120(n/a)See Bill Text
515140(n/a)See Bill Text

South Carolina State Sources

Bill Comments