South Carolina Bill 948

South Carolina Bill 948


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                    Current Status

Bill Number:                       948
Type of Legislation:               Joint Resolution JR
Introducing Body:                  Senate
Introduced Date:                   19980127
Primary Sponsor:                   Ford
All Sponsors:                      Ford and Patterson 
Drafted Document Number:           jud9035.rf
Companion Bill Number:             4303
Residing Body:                     House
Current Committee:                 Judiciary Committee 25 HJ
Subject:                           Marriage, provision making
                                   marriage of blacks and whites
                                   unlawful deleted; Domestic
                                   Relations, Discrimination



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History

Body    Date      Action Description                       Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  _______________________________________  _______ ____________

House   19980217  Introduced, read first time,             25 HJ
                  referred to Committee
Senate  19980213  Read third time, sent to House
Senate  19980212  Read second time, unanimous consent
                  for third reading on Friday,
                  19980213
Senate  19980211  Committee report: Favorable              11 SJ
Senate  19980127  Introduced, read first time,             11 SJ
                  referred to Committee

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COMMITTEE REPORT

February 11, 1998

S. 948

Introduced by Senators Ford and Patterson
S. Printed 2/11/98–S.

Read the first time January 27, 1998.

THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (S. 948), proposing an amendment to Article III, Section 33 of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the prohibition against marriages, etc., respectfully

REPORT:
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:

JAMES E. BRYAN, JR., for Committee.

A JOINT RESOLUTION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 33 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST MARRIAGES OF WHITES AND NEGROES, SO AS TO REPEAL THE PROHIBITION.

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

SECTION 1. It is proposed that Article III, Section 33 of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:

“Section 33. The marriage of a white person with a negro or mulatto, or person who shall have one-eighth or more of negro blood, shall be unlawful and void. No unmarried woman shall legally consent to sexual intercourse who shall not have attained the age of fourteen years.”

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:

“Shall Article III, Section 33 of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to repeal the prohibition against the marriage of a white person with a negro or mulatto, or person who shall have one-eighth or more of Negro blood?

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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