South Carolina Recall Amendment (2010)

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South Carolina Recall Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in South Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The proposed amendment called for allowing voters to recall elected officials. Don Bowen was one of the many co-sponsors of the measure. Legislative session ended without the measure being sent to the ballot.[1][2]

Ballot summary

The ballot summary read as follows:

Proposing an amendment to Article XV of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to impeachment of certain executive and judicial officers of this state, by adding Section 4 so as to provide procedures for recalling and removing from public office persons holding public office of the state or its political subdivisions in the executive and legislative branches of state or local government; and proposing an amendment to Article XVII, by adding Section 15 so as to establish a specified procedure for the enactment or repeal of laws and constitutional amendments by initiative petition and referendum and to provide exceptions.[3]

Constitutional changes

According to the House version of the bill, H 2833, the constitutional changes read as follows:

Proposing an amendment to Article XV of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, by adding Section 4 so as to provide procedures for recalling and removing a person holding a statewide-elected constitutional office.[1]

Path to the ballot

Section 1 of Article XVI of the South Carolina Constitution says that a legislatively-referred amendment can go on the ballot if approved by a 2/3rds vote of each house of the South Carolina State Legislature.

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