The legislative power of this State shall be vested in two distinct branches, the one to be styled the “Senate” and the other the “House of Representatives,” and both together the “General Assembly of the State of South Carolina.” Article II of the 1868 constitution dealt with the legislative branch. This section directly restates the constitution of 1868, Article II, section 1. It establishes a bicameral, or two-house, form for the legislature and vests legislative power in the two houses. A similar provision found in the constitution of 1790 is perhaps more...
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