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S*0268 (Rat #0046, Act #0045 of 2015) General Bill, By L. Martin and Campsen
Similar (H 3218)
Summary: Jurisdiction of State Grand Jury
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1630, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION AND IMPANELING OF STATE GRAND JURIES, SO AS TO REVISE PROCEDURES REGARDING THE STATE GRAND JURY SYSTEM INCLUDING NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES WHEN A STATE GRAND JURY IS IMPANELED, TRANSFER OF INCOMPLETE INVESTIGATIONS TO A SUBSEQUENTLY IMPANELED STATE GRAND JURY, AND EXPEDITED APPEAL BY THE SUPREME COURT; TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1650, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL REGARDING THE STATE GRAND JURY SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR RECUSAL OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR ANOTHER SOLICITOR UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR MOTIONS TO DISQUALIFY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR LEGAL ADVISOR TO THE STATE GRAND JURY; TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1660, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE SELECTION OF GRAND JURORS, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REGARDING PRESIDING JUDGES RATHER THAN IMPANELING JUDGES; TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1690, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE GRAND JURY'S AREAS OF INQUIRY AND RELATED PROCEDURES, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES REGARDING PRESIDING JUDGES RATHER THAN IMPANELING JUDGES AND PROVIDE THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR SOLICITOR MAY NOTIFY THE PRESIDING JUDGE IN WRITING THAT THE AREAS OF INQUIRY HAVE BEEN EXPANDED; TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1720, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SECRECY OF GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO CLARIFY MATTERS RELATED TO THE SECRECY OF GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE OATH OF SECRECY; AND TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1730, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO JURISDICTION OF PRESIDING JUDGES OF STATE GRAND JURIES, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES AND REQUIRE A BOND HEARING FOR A PERSON INDICTED BY A STATE GRAND JURY FOR A BAILABLE OFFENSE BEFORE THE END OF THE SECOND BUSINESS DAY FOLLOWING THE DAY OF ARREST. - ratified title
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12/10/14Senate Prefiled
12/10/14Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 161)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 161)
01/15/15Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Malloy, Coleman, Hembree, Young (Senate Journal-page 11)
02/11/15Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 11)
02/12/15 Scrivener's error corrected
04/28/15Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 21)
04/28/15Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 21)
04/28/15Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 21)
04/29/15Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 41)
04/30/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 32)
04/30/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 32)
05/13/15House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 47)
05/19/15House Debate adjourned until Wed., 5-20-15 (House Journal-page 60)
05/20/15House Amended (House Journal-page 10)
05/20/15House Read second time (House Journal-page 10)
05/20/15House Roll call Yeas-69 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 14)
05/21/15House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 10)
05/26/15Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 25)
05/26/15Senate Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 25)
05/28/15 Ratified R 46
06/03/15 Signed By Governor
06/08/15 Effective date 06/03/15
06/09/15 Act No. 45



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