Campaign Finance Reform
Our Position: oppose
This bill seeks to add restrictions to the activities of political action committees. In defining the the organizations the current definition includes all 501(c)4 organizations, which includes the Sierra Club, the Conservation Voters of Sc and other groups that were not really the target of the bill. The Sierra club opposes legislation that would put further controls on First Amendment rights.
Bill Number: S 714
Legislative Session: 07/08
In Senate Judiciary Committee
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McConnell, Glenn F. , Chm.
||Gregory, Chauncey K. |
||Martin, Larry A.
||Rankin, Luke A. |
||Hutto, C. Bradley
||Anderson, Ralph |
|Hawkins, John D.
||Ritchie, James H. "Jim" , Jr.
||Knotts, John M. "Jake" , Jr.|
||Sheheen, Vincent A.
||Campsen, George E. "Chip" III|
|Cleary, Raymond E. III
||Scott, Randy |
|Williams, Kent M.
||Vaughn, Lewis R.
||Ceips, Catherine C. |
|Campbell, Paul G. , Jr.
||Massey, A. Shane |
S 0714 General Bill, By Leatherman, Reese, Alexander, Patterson, Moore, Thomas,
Williams, Ford, Hutto, Malloy, Anderson, Martin, Elliott, Land, O'Dell, Cleary,
Rankin, Knotts, Scott, Cromer, Matthews, Pinckney, McGill, Hayes, Drummond,
Hawkins, Lourie and Jackson
A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 2-17-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED REGARDING LOBBYISTS AND LOBBYING, SO AS TO
DEFINE A "POLITICAL AWARENESS ORGANIZATION"; BY ADDING SECTION 2-17-27 SO AS
TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF REGISTRATION OF POLITICAL AWARENESS
ORGANIZATIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 2-17-37 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE FILING OF A
CERTIFIED CONTRIBUTION REPORT BY A POLITICAL AWARENESS ORGANIZATION; AND TO
AMEND SECTION 2-17-130, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS BY LOBBYISTS OR
LOBBYIST'S PRINCIPALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A POLITICAL AWARENESS
ORGANIZATION WHICH WILFULLY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 17, TITLE 2,
LOBBYISTS AND LOBBYING.
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04/25/07 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-10
04/25/07 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-10
04/26/07 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Moore (ch), Ford,
05/30/07 Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend.,
minority unfavorable Judiciary SJ-9
01/29/08 Senate Special order, set for January 29, 2008 SJ-11
01/30/08 Senate Debate interrupted SJ-22
01/31/08 Senate Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted SJ-29
02/05/08 Senate Debate interrupted SJ-40
02/06/08 Senate Amended SJ-27
02/06/08 Senate Read second time SJ-27
02/07/08 Scrivener's error corrected
02/07/08 Senate Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary SJ-16