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South Carolina 2008 General Election Ballot Measures

 

Amendment 1

Summary: This amendment deletes the section of the Constitution which says an unmarried woman must be fourteen years old or older to consent to sexual intercourse. Deleting this section would allow the state legislature to set the age of consent. Currently, the state legislature has the age of consent set at sixteen for most cases.

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Amendment 2

Summary: This amendment would provide that funds of any trust fund established by law for the funding of post-employment benefits for state employees and public school teachers may be invested and reinvested in equity securities subject to the same limitations on such investments applicable for the funds of the various state-operated retirement systems.

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Amendment 3

Summary: This amendment would provide that the funds of any local government of this State that have been set aside for the funding of post-employment benefits for the local governments' employees, including those invested in independent trusts established for that purpose, may be invested or reinvested in equity securities of the type permitted for investment by the various state operated retirement systems.

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