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{{tnr}}The '''South Carolina Government Restructure Amendment''' may appear on the [[South Carolina 2012 ballot measures|November 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[South Carolina]] as a {{lrcafull}}.  The measure would allow candidates for governor to select their running mates for lieutenant governor and the chief executive to appoint an education head. It was introduced in [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions|2011 legislative session]].<ref> [http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/South-Carolina-s-week-of-legislative-action-1348424.php ''Beaumont Enterprise'', "South Carolina's week of legislative action", April 22, 2011]</ref>
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{{tnr}}Two '''South Carolina Government Restructure Amendments''' may appear on the [[South Carolina 2012 ballot measures|November 2012 ballot]] in the state of [[South Carolina]] as a {{lrcafull}}.  One measure would allow candidates for governor to select their running mates for lieutenant governor, and the second one would allow the governor to appoint an education head. The proposals were introduced in [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions|2011 legislative session]].<ref name=full> [http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/South-Carolina-s-week-of-legislative-action-1348424.php ''Beaumont Enterprise'', "South Carolina's week of legislative action", April 22, 2011]</ref>
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
[[Article XVI, South Carolina Constitution#Section 1|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]].
 
[[Article XVI, South Carolina Constitution#Section 1|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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During late [[BC2011#April|April 2011]] the [[Judiciary Committee, South Carolina Senate|Senate Judiciary Committee]] approved both measures to be considered before the full [[South Carolina State Senate|Senate]] with a vote of 18-4 for the running mate amendment, and 17-2 for the education head appointment proposal.<ref name=full/>
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[2012 ballot measures]]
 
* [[2012 ballot measures]]

Revision as of 11:34, 25 April 2011

Two South Carolina Government Restructure Amendments may appear on the November 2012 ballot in the state of South Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. One measure would allow candidates for governor to select their running mates for lieutenant governor, and the second one would allow the governor to appoint an education head. The proposals were introduced in 2011 legislative session.[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. During late April 2011 the Senate Judiciary Committee approved both measures to be considered before the full Senate with a vote of 18-4 for the running mate amendment, and 17-2 for the education head appointment proposal.[1]

See also

References