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S 1046 General Bill, By Hembree, Climer, M. Johnson, Peeler, Corbin, Cromer, Shealy, Grooms, Bennett, Gambrell, Loftis, Rice, Gustafson, Martin, Verdin, Turner, Kimbrell, Reichenbach, Cash, Harpootlian, McLeod and Fanning
    A BILL TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-10, RELATING TO JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, APPOINTMENT, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TERMS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION MEMBERS, INITIAL TERMS, AND SUBSEQUENT TERMS, TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT, EXCEPT THOSE FIRST APPOINTED, THE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE SENATE PRESIDENT, THE SENATE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, AND THE HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN SHALL SERVE AN INITIAL TERM OF TWO YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO NOMINEE MAY BE A FAMILY MEMBER OF A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION; BY ADDING SECTION 2-19-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-20, RELATING TO INVESTIGATION BY COMMISSION AND PUBLICATION OF VACANCIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE CRITERIA FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF JUDICIAL CANDIDATES; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-30, RELATING TO HEARINGS AND EXECUTIVE SESSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS BE LIVE STREAMED; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-70, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST DUAL OFFICES, PRIVILEGES OF THE FLOOR, AND PLEDGES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN FLOOR PRIVILEGES AND PROHIBITIONS FOR CANDIDATES AND ESTABLISHING SET TIMES FOR THE RELEASE OF REPORTS AND THE SEEKING OF PLEDGES AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE FORMAL RELEASE OF THE REPORT OF QUALIFICATIONS SHALL OCCUR NO EARLIER THAN TWELVE DAYS AFTER NOMINEES HAVE BEEN RELEASED TO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-80, RELATING TO NOMINATION OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHALL BE RELEASED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-90, RELATING TO THE APPROVAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CANDIDATE MUST RECEIVE A MAJORITY VOTE OF EACH HOUSE; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 22-1-10, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT, TERMS AND TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR SHALL RECEIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE FULL LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OF THE COUNTY THE MAGISTRATE WILL SERVE.
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02/14/24Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 3)
02/14/24Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 3)
02/15/24 Scrivener's error corrected
02/28/24Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 15)
02/28/24Senate Special order, set for February 28, 2024 (Senate Journal-page 49)
02/28/24Senate Roll call Ayes-31 Nays-11 (Senate Journal-page 49)
02/29/24Senate Debate interrupted
03/01/24 Scrivener's error corrected
03/06/24Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 50)
03/07/24Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 20)
03/14/24Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/14/24Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/14/24Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/19/24 Scrivener's error corrected
03/19/24Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 39)
03/19/24Senate Roll call Ayes-44 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 39)
03/20/24House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 23)
03/20/24House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 23)
05/01/24House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 114)
05/02/24House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Ott, Hiott, B Newton, Felder, Carter, W Newton, O'Neal, Ligon, Session, Harris, T Moore, Magnuson, Guest, BL Cox, Cromer, Oremus, West, Anderson, Hewitt, Hosey, Kirby, JA Moore Cobb-Hunter, Spann-Wilder, Bauer, Robbins, Whitmire, Brewer, White, Chumley, Dilliard, W Jones, Wheeler, Weeks, May, Killmartin, Wetmore, Stavreinakis, Ballentine, Wooten, Caskey, Hager, McDaniel, Herbkersman (House Journal-page 61)
05/06/24 Scrivener's error corrected
05/07/24House Amended (House Journal-page 141)
05/07/24House Read second time (House Journal-page 141)
05/07/24House Roll call Yeas-112 Nays-6 (House Journal-page 162)
05/08/24House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 120)
05/08/24Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 223)
05/08/24Senate Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 223)
05/08/24Senate Returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 223)
05/09/24House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment (House Journal-page 58)
05/09/24House Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-104 (House Journal-page 59)
05/09/24Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Rankin, Malloy, Massey (Senate Journal-page 38)
05/09/24House Conference committee appointed W Newton, Caskey, Stavrinakis (House Journal-page 150)



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