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History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2021 )

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Revised November 12, 2021/Edited November 14, 2021

History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2021 )

Personhood legislation was first introduced in the SC Legislature in 1998;
and has been filed every year since, for now 23 years continuously through 2021.

Principled SC personhood legislation was first introduced in the SC House of Representatives in February 1998; and filed continuously through 2021.

Principled SC personhood legislation was first introduced in the SC Senate in February 1998; then filed continuously from 2005 through 2018; and then again in 2021.

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F = Vote Failed; P = Vote Passed; NV = No Vote

 

SC House of Representatives
– SC House Judiciary Committee, Constitutional Laws Subcommittee Public Hearings were conducted 2001 (F), 2004 (P), 2005 (P), 2008 (NV), and 2010 (NV).

– SC House Judiciary Committee Meetings were conducted 2004 (F), 2005 (P).

– SC House of Representatives passed Right to Life Act of SC (Personhood Bill) 2005          (P – albeit with fatal flaw rape exception amendment for use of abortifacient drug).

– South Carolina Attorney General Opinion – 2005

 

SC Senate
– SC Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Public Hearings were conducted 2005 (NV –           May 4, May 18), 2014 (NV – March 13, April 10), 2016 (P), and 2017 (PMarch 30,             April 26).

– SC Senate Judiciary Committee Meetings were conducted 2016 (P), 2018 (P).

– Personhood Bill on Calendar of full SC Senate: 2016 (F – Special Order Vote failed 2/3 needed); 2018 (NV – Committee Amendment adopted, nothing further).

– Recall Attempt – 2010 (F)

– Recall Attempt – 2018 (F)

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