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H 4498 General Bill, By H.H. Clyborne, B.L. Hendricks, C.V. Marchbanks and Martin
    A Bill to amend Section 22-1-10, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the appointment, term, and territorial jurisdiction of magistrates, so as to provide that a magistrate first appointed in 1993 and thereafter, within six months of the beginning of his term, shall complete a training program and pass a certification examination established by the South Carolina Supreme Court, to provide that a newly appointed magistrate may exercise the duties of his office pending certification but not for more than six months and provide that when the examination is not timely passed, the office is declared vacant on the earlier of the date the time expires or when he is notified of his failure, to require a magistrate appointed before 1993 to pass the certification examination before he may be reappointed, to exempt a magistrate who passes the certification examination from any further examinations during his continuous service, and to provide that upon notice by the Supreme Court or its designee to the magistrate and the Governor of the magistrate's failure to pass the certification examination, the magistrate's office is declared vacant, the magistrate does not hold over, and the Governor shall appoint a successor.
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03/04/92House Introduced and read first time HJ-20
03/04/92House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-21
03/25/92House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-7
04/01/92House Read second time HJ-34
04/02/92House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-14
04/06/92Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-13
04/06/92Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-14

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