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SenateBill Number: 434Primary Sponsor: PassailaigueCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Magistrates, civil jurisdiction increasedResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryDate Tabled: Jan 14, 1992Computer Document Number: 434Introduced Date: Jan 09, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 14, 1992Last History Type: Tabled in CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: PassailaigueType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 434 House Jan 14, 1992 Tabled in Committee 25 434 House Apr 17, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 434 Senate Apr 16, 1991 Read third time, sent to House 434 Senate Apr 04, 1991 Read second time 434 Senate Apr 03, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 11 434 Senate Jan 09, 1991 Introduced and read first 11 time, referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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To whom was referred a Bill (S. 434), to amend Section 22-3-10, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to magistrates, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES E. BRYAN, JR., for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MAGISTRATES CIVIL JURISDICTION, SO AS TO INCREASE THE LIMIT FROM TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 22-3-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 22-3-10. Magistrates have concurrent civil jurisdiction in the following cases:
(1) in actions arising on contracts for the recovery of money only, if the sum claimed does not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars;
(2) in actions for damages for injury to rights pertaining to the person or personal or real property, if the damages claimed do not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars;
(3) in actions for a penalty, fine, or forfeiture, when the amount claimed or forfeited does not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars;
(4) in actions commenced by attachment of property, as provided by statute, if the debt or damages claimed do not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars;
(5) in actions upon a bond conditioned for the payment of money, not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars, though the penalty exceeds that sum, the judgment to be given for the sum actually due, and when the payments are to be made by installments an action may be brought for each installment as it becomes due;
(6) in any action upon a surety bond taken by them, when the penalty or amount claimed does not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars;
(7) in any action upon a judgment rendered in a court of a magistrate or an inferior court when it is not prohibited by Section 15-35-190;
(8) to take and enter judgment on the confession of a defendant in the manner prescribed by law when the amount confessed does not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars;
(9) in any action for damages or for fraud in the sale, purchase, or exchange of personal property, if the damages claimed do not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars;
(10) in all matters between landlord and tenant and the possession of land as provided in Chapters 33 through 41 of Title 27; and
(11) in any action to recover the possession of personal property claimed, the value of which, as stated in the affidavit of the plaintiff, his agent, or attorney, does not exceed the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars five thousand dollars."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.