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All Four State Amendments Pass

10:31 PM, Nov 2, 2010   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- South Carolina voters decided to pass all four state amendments Tuesday.

The first amendment question asked if voters thought that hunting and fishing should be a constitutional right in the Palmetto State. Amendment One would also allow the state to provide "proper wildlife management" and the protection of "private property rights." Related Coverage: Four State Constitutional Amendments on Ballot

The second amendment, that would allow for union voting to be done by secret ballot also passed.

The third and fourth amendments dealth with the state's "Rainy Day" fund, or their General Reserve Fund and Capital Reserve Funds. The passing of Amenment Three requires that the state put 5 percent of the previous year's revenue into the fund, rather than the previously required 3 percent. The passing of Amendment Four requires that the Capital Fund's first priority is to replenish the "Rainy Day Fund" instead of offsetting midyear budget cuts to state agencies.

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