## 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws

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CHAPTER 31.

REFEREES AND MASTERS

SECTION 15-31-10. [1962 Code Section 10-1401; 1952 Code Section 10-1401; 1942 Code Section 652; 1932 Code Section 652; Civ. P. '22 Section 592; Civ. P. '12 Section 330; Civ. P. '02 Section 292; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297; 1925 (34) 89; 1962 (52) 2204][Am 1979 Act No. 164 Part II Section 12; 1980 Act No. 471, Section 1] Repealed 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-31-20. [1962 Code Section 10-1402; 1952 Code Section 10-1402; 1942 Code Section 653; 1932 Code Section 653; Civ. P. '22 Section 593; Civ. P. '12 Section 331; Civ. P. '02 Section 293; Civ. C. '12 Section 1372; 1870 (14) 487 Section 295; 1918 (30) 833; 1928 (35) 1149]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-31-30. [1962 Code Section 10-1403; 1952 Code Section 10-1403; 1942 Code Section 653; 1932 Code Section 653; Civ. P. '22 Section 593; Civ. P. '12 Section 331; Civ. P. '02 Section 293; Civ. C. '12 Section 1372; 1870 (14) 486 Section 294; 1918 (30) 833; 1928 (35) 1149]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-31-40. [1962 Code Section 10-1404; 1952 Code Section 10-1404; 1942 Code Section 653; 1932 Code Section 653; Civ. P. '22 Section 593; Civ. P. '12 Section 331; Civ. P. '02 Section 293; Civ. C. '12 Section 1372; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297; 1918 (30) 833; 1928 (35) 1149; 1962 (52) 2150][Am 1979 Act No. 164 Part II Section 13] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-31-50. [1962 Code Section 10-1406; 1952 Code Section 10-1406; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294][Am 1979 Act No. 164 Part II, Section 14] Repealed 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2.

SECTION 15-31-60. [1962 Code Section 10-1408; 1952 Code Section 10-1408; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-31-70. [1962 Code Section 10-1409; 1952 Code Section 10-1409; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294; 1979 Act No. 164 Part II, Section 15] Repealed 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

SECTION 15-31-80. [1962 Code Section 10-1410; 1952 Code Section 10-1410; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294; 1979 Act No. 164 Part II, Section 16] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

**SECTIONS 15-31-90 to 15-31-140. Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.**

SECTION 15-31-90. [1962 Code Section 10-1411; 1952 Code Section 10-1411; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294; 1966 (54) 3768] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-100 was entitled: Findings and conclusions; effect thereof.

SECTION 15-31-100. [1962 Code Section 10-1412; 1952 Code Section 10-1412; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-110 was entitled: Time within which reports must be filed.

SECTION 15-31-110. [1962 Code Section 10-1413; 1952 Code Section 10-1413; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-120 was entitled: Effect of failure to file report in time.

SECTION 15-31-120. [1962 Code Section 10-1414; 1952 Code Section 10-1414; 1942 Code Section 655; 1932 Code Section 655; Civ. P. '22 Section 595; Civ. P. '12 Section 333; Civ. P. '02 Section 295; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-130 was entitled: Appeal.

SECTION 15-31-130. [1962 Code Section 10-1415; 1952 Code Section 10-1415; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-140 was entitled: Choosing of referees.

SECTION 15-31-140. [1962 Code Section 10-1416; 1952 Code Section 10-1416; 1942 Code Section 655; 1932 Code Section 655; Civ. P. '22 Section 595; Civ. P. '12 Section 333; Civ. P. '02 Section 295; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

For matters pertaining to masters and referees, see SCRCP Rule 53.

SECTION 15-31-90. [1962 Code Section 10-1411; 1952 Code Section 10-1411; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294; 1966 (54) 3768] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-100 was entitled: Findings and conclusions; effect thereof.

SECTION 15-31-100. [1962 Code Section 10-1412; 1952 Code Section 10-1412; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-110 was entitled: Time within which reports must be filed.

SECTION 15-31-110. [1962 Code Section 10-1413; 1952 Code Section 10-1413; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-120 was entitled: Effect of failure to file report in time.

SECTION 15-31-120. [1962 Code Section 10-1414; 1952 Code Section 10-1414; 1942 Code Section 655; 1932 Code Section 655; Civ. P. '22 Section 595; Civ. P. '12 Section 333; Civ. P. '02 Section 295; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-130 was entitled: Appeal.

SECTION 15-31-130. [1962 Code Section 10-1415; 1952 Code Section 10-1415; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-140 was entitled: Choosing of referees.

SECTION 15-31-140. [1962 Code Section 10-1416; 1952 Code Section 10-1416; 1942 Code Section 655; 1932 Code Section 655; Civ. P. '22 Section 595; Civ. P. '12 Section 333; Civ. P. '02 Section 295; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

For matters pertaining to masters and referees, see SCRCP Rule 53.

**SECTIONS 15-31-90 to 15-31-140. Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.**

SECTION 15-31-90. [1962 Code Section 10-1411; 1952 Code Section 10-1411; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294; 1966 (54) 3768] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-100 was entitled: Findings and conclusions; effect thereof.

SECTION 15-31-100. [1962 Code Section 10-1412; 1952 Code Section 10-1412; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-110 was entitled: Time within which reports must be filed.

SECTION 15-31-110. [1962 Code Section 10-1413; 1952 Code Section 10-1413; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-120 was entitled: Effect of failure to file report in time.

SECTION 15-31-120. [1962 Code Section 10-1414; 1952 Code Section 10-1414; 1942 Code Section 655; 1932 Code Section 655; Civ. P. '22 Section 595; Civ. P. '12 Section 333; Civ. P. '02 Section 295; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-130 was entitled: Appeal.

SECTION 15-31-130. [1962 Code Section 10-1415; 1952 Code Section 10-1415; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-140 was entitled: Choosing of referees.

SECTION 15-31-140. [1962 Code Section 10-1416; 1952 Code Section 10-1416; 1942 Code Section 655; 1932 Code Section 655; Civ. P. '22 Section 595; Civ. P. '12 Section 333; Civ. P. '02 Section 295; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

For matters pertaining to masters and referees, see SCRCP Rule 53.

SECTION 15-31-150. Appointment of special referees; compensation; authority.

The provisions of Sections 14-2-50, 14-11-10 to 14-11-90; 14-11-310; 14-31-10 to 15-31-80; 15-39-380 to 15-39-400, and 15-39-490 shall not be construed as preventing a circuit court from appointing a special referee in the manner as provided in Section 15-31-140. Special referees shall be compensated by the parties involved. Special referees shall have the same authority as masters-in-equity and shall be accountable to the appointing court.

SECTION 15-31-90. [1962 Code Section 10-1411; 1952 Code Section 10-1411; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294; 1966 (54) 3768] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-100 was entitled: Findings and conclusions; effect thereof.

SECTION 15-31-100. [1962 Code Section 10-1412; 1952 Code Section 10-1412; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-110 was entitled: Time within which reports must be filed.

SECTION 15-31-110. [1962 Code Section 10-1413; 1952 Code Section 10-1413; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-120 was entitled: Effect of failure to file report in time.

SECTION 15-31-120. [1962 Code Section 10-1414; 1952 Code Section 10-1414; 1942 Code Section 655; 1932 Code Section 655; Civ. P. '22 Section 595; Civ. P. '12 Section 333; Civ. P. '02 Section 295; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-130 was entitled: Appeal.

SECTION 15-31-130. [1962 Code Section 10-1415; 1952 Code Section 10-1415; 1942 Code Section 654; 1932 Code Section 654; Civ. P. '22 Section 594; Civ. P. '12 Section 332; Civ. P. '02 Section 294; 1870 (14) 487 Section 296; 1884 (17) 733; 1889 (20) 294]Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

Former Section 15-31-140 was entitled: Choosing of referees.

SECTION 15-31-140. [1962 Code Section 10-1416; 1952 Code Section 10-1416; 1942 Code Section 655; 1932 Code Section 655; Civ. P. '22 Section 595; Civ. P. '12 Section 333; Civ. P. '02 Section 295; 1870 (14) 487 Section 297] Repealed by 1985 Act No. 100, Section 2, eff July 1, 1985.

For matters pertaining to masters and referees, see SCRCP Rule 53.

SECTION 15-31-150. Appointment of special referees; compensation; authority.

The provisions of Sections 14-2-50, 14-11-10 to 14-11-90; 14-11-310; 14-31-10 to 15-31-80; 15-39-380 to 15-39-400, and 15-39-490 shall not be construed as preventing a circuit court from appointing a special referee in the manner as provided in Section 15-31-140. Special referees shall be compensated by the parties involved. Special referees shall have the same authority as masters-in-equity and shall be accountable to the appointing court.