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Election Reform:
Campaign Finance Reform

Our Position: oppose
Bill Number: S 714
Sponsor:
Legislative Session: 07/08

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.

Status

In Senate Judiciary Committee

Action Needed

Contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee immediately.

Contact

McConnell, Glenn F. , Chm.

Ford, Robert Gregory, Chauncey K.
Jackson, Darrell Martin, Larry A. Rankin, Luke A.
Elliott, Dick Hutto, C. Bradley Anderson, Ralph
Hawkins, John D. Ritchie, James H. "Jim" , Jr. Knotts, John M. "Jake" , Jr.
Malloy, Gerald Sheheen, Vincent A. Campsen, George E. "Chip" III
Cleary, Raymond E. III Lourie, Joel Scott, Randy
Williams, Kent M. Vaughn, Lewis R. Ceips, Catherine C.
Campbell, Paul G. , Jr. Massey, A. Shane

Background

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,

                     Rankin, Scott

   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



     
     

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