Bill Text: SC H3498 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Constitutional amendment

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 7-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-02 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer [H3498 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-H3498-Introduced.html


A JOINT RESOLUTION

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO REPEAL SECTION 4, ARTICLE XI OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST THE STATE OR ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS PROVIDING DIRECT AID TO RELIGIOUS OR OTHER PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

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

SECTION    1.    It is proposed that Section 4, Article XI of the Constitution of this State be repealed, which section presently reads:

    "No money shall be paid from public funds nor shall the credit of the State or any of its political subdivisions be used for the direct benefit of any religious or other private educational institution."

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    "Must Section 4, Article XI of the Constitution of this State be repealed so as to eliminate the prohibition against the State or its political subdivisions providing direct aid to religious or other private educational institutions?

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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