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H 4665 General Bill, By Tallon, Bannister, Bingham, Burns, Cole, Delleney, Erickson, Felder, Gagnon, Hamilton, Huggins, Kennedy, Lowe, Norrell, Rivers, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, Southard, Spires, Newton, W.J. McLeod and Johnson
Similar (H 4494)
Summary: Require Magistrates to be screened by the Judicial Merit Selection Commission
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 2-19-115 SO AS TO REQUIRE CANDIDATES FOR MAGISTRATES COURT TO BE SCREENED BY THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION BEFORE THEY MAY BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR BY AND WITH THE CONSENT OF THE SENATE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 22-1-10, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT AND JURISDICTION OF MAGISTRATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE MAGISTRATES MUST BE SCREENED BY THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION AND DELETE LANGUAGE ALLOWING MAGISTRATES' TERMS TO CONTINUE UNTIL SUCCESSORS ARE APPOINTED AND QUALIFIED.
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01/13/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 15)
01/13/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 15)
01/27/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Newton, W.J.McLeod
01/27/16House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 69)
02/02/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Johnson
02/02/16House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Bedinfield, Norman, Loftis, Hiott, Mack, Stringer, Robinson-Simpson, Mitchell, McKnight, King, Hill, Anderson, Crosby, Anthony, Bannister, Alexander, Kirby (House Journal-page 22)
02/03/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 35)
02/03/16House Roll call Yeas-82 Nays-24 (House Journal-page 35)
02/04/16House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 25)
02/04/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
02/04/16Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 6)



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