The South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature was created in 1999 by the South Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Governor James H. Hodges. The South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature held its first organizational session at the Capital Senior Center in Columbia, SC on July 14, 1999.
The first legislative session was held in the House Chamber of the South Carolina State House on September 14 –15, 1999.
The unicameral body has 152 Representatives, all of whom are registered voters over the age of sixty. Representatives are elected by counties on a ratio of one each per 5,000 South Carolinians over age sixty.
The South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature meets every September in legislative session to formulate the resolutions that will be presented to the South Carolina General Assembly the following January.
- Age Range: Adults
- Category: Political