Reference is to Printer's Date 5/30/13-H.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Section 1-23-560 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 334 of 2008, is further amended to read:
Administrative law judges are bound by the Code of
Judicial Conduct, as contained in Rule 501 of the South Carolina
Appellate Court Rules. The sole grounds for discipline and
sanctions for administrative law judges are those contained in
the Code of Judicial Conduct in Rule 502, Rule 7 of the South
Carolina Appellate Court Rules.
The State Ethics
Commission, which is responsible for enforcement and
administration of those rules shall use the procedure contained
in Section 8-13-320. The Commission on Judicial
Conduct, under the authority of the Supreme Court, shall handle
complaints against administrative law judges for possible
violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct in the same manner as
complaints against other judges. Notwithstanding another
provision of law, an administrative law judge and the judge's
spouse or guest may accept an invitation to attend a
judicial-related or bar-related function, or an activity devoted
to the improvement of the law, legal system, or the
administration of justice."
SECTION 2. Article 1, Chapter 23, Title 1 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-23-138. A regulation promulgated under this article expires five years from the date on which it becomes effective."
SECTION 3. Section 1-23-120(J) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
Each state agency, which promulgates regulations
or to which the responsibility for administering regulations has
been transferred, shall by July 1, 1997, and every five years
thereafter, conduct a formal review of all regulations which it
has promulgated or for which it has been transferred the
responsibility of administering, except that those regulations
described in subsection (H) are not subject to this review.
Upon completion of the review, the agency shall submit to the
Code Commissioner a report which identifies those regulations:
(1) for which
the agency intends to begin the process of repeal in accordance
with this article;
(2) for which
the agency intends to begin the process of amendment in
accordance with this article; and
(3) which do
not require repeal or amendment.
Nothing in this subsection
may be construed to prevent an agency from repealing or amending
a regulation in accordance with this article before or after it
is identified in the report to the Code
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.