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H 4803 Joint Resolution, By Harrison and Wilkins
    A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Section 17, Article V of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to the removal or retirement of judges, so as to permit the Supreme Court to remove any judge within the Unified Judicial System from office for misconduct, breach of any ethical obligation, habitual intemperance, or persistent failure to perform the duties of the office, and also to permit the Supreme Court to remove or retire any judge from office upon a finding of mental or physical incapacity rather than disability which seriously interferes with the performance of his duties which is or is likely to become permanent.
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03/21/96House Introduced and read first time HJ-8
03/21/96House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-9
04/10/96House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-6
04/17/96House Amended HJ-26
04/17/96House Read second time HJ-26
04/17/96House Roll call Yeas-116 Nays-0 HJ-27
04/18/96House Reconsider second reading HJ-21
04/18/96House Reconsider vote whereby amendment number 1 adopted HJ-23
04/18/96House Amendment no. 1 tabled HJ-23
04/18/96House Read second time HJ-23
04/18/96House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-23
04/19/96House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1
04/23/96Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-27
04/23/96Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-27
05/09/96Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-46
05/14/96Senate Amended SJ-89
05/14/96Senate Read second time SJ-89
05/14/96Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-89
05/15/96Senate Amended SJ-18
05/15/96Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-18
05/23/96House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment HJ-54
05/29/96Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Sens. McConnell, Russell, Rankin SJ-9
05/29/96House Conference committee appointed Jennings, Baxley & J. Young HJ-123

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