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Haley slated to sign SC recorded voting bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley is scheduled to sign a bill requiring more roll call votes in South Carolina's House and Senate.

Haley plans to sign the recorded voting legislation Tuesday at the Statehouse.

It was an issue central to Haley's come-from-behind campaign for governor last year.

Haley complained three years ago about legislation slipping through the House that would have sweetened retirement pay for legislators. She joined the South Carolina Policy Council and then-Gov. Mark Sanford in criticizing legislators for how much of the Legislature's work was done with no recorded votes.

The bill Haley will sign requires roll call votes on every bill on second reading, each section of the state budget as well as when the House and Senate approve compromise versions of legislation.

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