Current Status Bill Number:
56Ratification Number: 51Act Number: 34Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: WilsonDrafted Document Number: council\legis\bills\dka\3919jm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970508Date of Last Amendment: 19970506Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19970521Subject: Register of Deeds, Mesne Conveyances; Code Commissioner to change references
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970604 Act No. A34 ------ 19970521 Signed by Governor ------ 19970515 Ratified R51 Senate 19970508 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19970507 Read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 19970506 Amended, read second time House 19970501 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 19970506 House 19970430 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19970501 House 19970429 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970430 House 19970424 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19970219 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19970218 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19970213 Read second time Senate 19970213 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19970212 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A34, R51, S56)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT, WHENEVER "REGISTER OF MESNE CONVEYANCES" APPEARS IN THE ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS, 1976, THE TERM MEANS "REGISTER OF DEEDS"; TO DIRECT THE CODE COMMISSIONER TO CHANGE REFERENCES; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE CONTINUANCE OF THE TITLE "REGISTER OF MESNE CONVEYANCES" FOR CERTAIN PERSONS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Title changed to "Register of Deeds"; etc.
SECTION 1. Whenever the term "Register of Mesne Conveyances" appears in the Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly or in the 1976 Code of Laws, it shall mean "Register of Deeds", and the Code Commissioner is directed to change all such references at such time and in such manner as may be timely and cost effective; provided, that any person holding the position and title of "Register of Mesne Conveyances" on the effective date of this act may continue to hold and use this title for the duration of his tenure in that office by notifying the Code Commissioner to that effect within sixty days after the effective date of this act, and in this event, the Code Commissioner shall make provision for that particular county's office and the public official holding that office to continue to use this title when the Code Commissioner makes the changes as he is directed to do above.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect January 1, 1998.
Approved the 21st day of May, 1997.