Nov 03, 2020
Apr 15, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020
A South Carolina State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral South Carolina State Legislature. South Carolina has 46 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 100,551 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A South Carolina senator serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. The salary of the position is $10,400 per year in addition to $140 per day for meals and housing while in session and committee meeting.
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South Carolina State Election Commission, 1122 Lady Street, Columbia, SC, 29201, US