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HouseBill Number: 3009Primary Sponsor: KirshCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Ethics, representation of certain clientsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: 3009Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 08, 1991Last History Type: Introduced and read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Kirsh Corning CromerType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3009 House Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 25 time, referred to Committee 3009 House Dec 12, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 25 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 8-13-470, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ETHICS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT REPRESENTATION OF CLIENTS FOR COMPENSATION BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS OR EMPLOYEES BEFORE ENTITIES WHOSE MEMBERS OR OFFICERS ARE ELECTED OR APPOINTED BY THE ENTITY WITH WHICH THE OFFICIAL OR EMPLOYEE IS ASSOCIATED, EXEMPT COURT APPEARANCES, DELETE CERTAIN LANGUAGE, AND PROVIDE THAT NO MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MAY APPEAR BEFORE CERTAIN COMMISSIONS IN RATE OR PRICE FIXING MATTERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 8-13-470 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 8-13-470. No public official or public employee shall member of the General Assembly may appear before the South Carolina Public Service Commission, the South Carolina Dairy Commission, or the South Carolina Insurance Commission in rate or price fixing matters. No public official or public employee may represent clients for compensation before an agency, board, or commission whose members or officers are elected or appointed by the public agency or body of which the public official or public employee is a member or employee, but this prohibition does not apply to court appearances. This prohibition shall These prohibitions also apply to partners or associates in the law firm of a member of the General Assembly. Whenever it is required by law for a member of the General Assembly to appear because of his business interest as an owner or officer of such the business or in his official capacity as a member of the General Assembly, the provisions of this section shall do not apply."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.