2017 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 54 - Ports and Maritime Matters
Section 54-3-20. Appointment and terms of members; vacancies.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 54-3-20 (2017)

(A) The members of the board, except for the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Commerce, shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for terms of five years each and until their successors shall have been appointed, screened, and qualified. In the event of a vacancy, however caused, a successor shall be appointed in the manner of original appointment for the unexpired term.

(B) A candidate for appointment to the board may not be confirmed by the Senate or serve on the board, even in an interim capacity, until he is found qualified by possessing the abilities, the experience, and the minimum qualifications contained in Section 54-3-60.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 54-2; 1952 Code Section 54-2; 1942 (42) 1535; 1957 (50) 30; 2009 Act No. 73, Section 1, eff June 16, 2009.

Effect of Amendment

The 2009 amendment designated subsection (A), adding ", except for the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Commerce" and ", screened," and substituting "five years" for "seven years"; and added subsection (B) relating to candidate qualifications.

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