South Carolina Referendum 2A, Convicted Felons May Not Serve in the State Legislature (1996)
Referendum 2A amended Section 7 of Article III of the South Carolina Constitution so that no person is eligible to serve as a member of the South Carolina State Senate or the South Carolina House of Representatives who "has been convicted of a felony under state or federal law or a violation of certain election laws, or who has pled guilty or nolo contendere to these offenses." The eligibility limitation does not apply to those who have been pardoned, or to those who file to run for office at least fifteen years after they finish serving their sentences, including probation and parole time.
Referendum 2A did not apply retroactively.
At the same election, South Carolina voters approved, Referendum 2B, Convicted Felons May Not Serve in Elective Office.
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