Legislative session with election reform, a full plate for 2014
Ethics reform, a bill to allow concealed weapons into state bars, armed police officers in schools and some other big ticket items failed to clear the General Assembly as Legislators wrapped up their 2013 session this afternoon.
At least those who take issue with their performance won’t be kicked off the ballot en masse in 2014.
Last year, more than 200 candidates across South Carolina were struck from the ballot because a S.C. Supreme Court ruled that candidates had to file a paper copy of their economic interests, not merely an electronic one.
On Thursday, the General Assembly approved a conference report on an election reform bill.
S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, said what happened last year “was undemocratic and wrong,” but said the Legislature has sent Gov. Nikki Haley a bill to solve the problem.
Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.