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H 3696 General Bill, By Lucas, G.M. Smith, Murphy, Simrill, Rutherford, Bannister, Bradley, Erickson, Gatch, Herbkersman, Kimmons, W. Newton, Rivers, Stavrinakis, Weeks, S. Williams, McGarry, Carter, Hart, Jefferson, R. Williams, Govan and Thigpen
Summary: Increase number of family court judges in certain circuits
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-5-610, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF THE STATE INTO SIXTEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUITS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES BY ONE IN THE NINTH, FOURTEENTH, AND FIFTEENTH CIRCUITS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 63-3-40, RELATING TO FAMILY COURT JUDGES ELECTED FROM EACH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, SO AS TO INCREASE BY ONE THE NUMBER OF FAMILY COURT JUDGES IN THE FIRST AND SIXTEENTH CIRCUITS.
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01/14/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 572)
01/14/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 572)
01/26/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGarry
02/11/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Carter
02/18/21House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 50)
02/23/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hart, Jefferson, R.Williams
02/23/21House Debate adjourned until Wed., 2-24-21 (House Journal-page 30)
02/24/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Govan, Thigpen
02/24/21House Read second time (House Journal-page 25)
02/24/21House Roll call Yeas-113 Nays-2 (House Journal-page 25)
02/25/21House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 12)
02/25/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
02/25/21Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
03/19/21Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Young (ch), Sabb, Matthews, Garrett, M.Johnson
05/05/21Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 10)
05/06/21 Scrivener's error corrected
05/12/21Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 41)
05/13/21Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 21)
05/13/21Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 21)
05/13/21Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 21)
05/13/21Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 21)
05/18/21 Scrivener's error corrected



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