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House advances bill affirming '12 vote on Lt. Gov.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A House panel has advanced a measure affirming voters' decision to put candidates for governor and lieutenant governor on the same ticket starting in 2018.

The vote Thursday by a Judiciary subcommittee comes 18 months after voters approved the ballot question by 55 percent. The Senate passed the measure 39-1 in March 2013.

The measure would ratify voters' decision and change the state constitution.

House Judiciary Chairman Greg Delleney says there was no need to rush approval since the change would not take effect until 2018. It will be on his committee's agenda next week.

The amendment also changes who presides over the Senate and how a vacancy in the lieutenant governor's office would be filled. It calls for the Senate to choose its own presiding officer, starting in 2019.

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