Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 149Primary Sponsor: RoseCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Indigent citizens, provisions for attorney representationResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: JIC/5015SD.93Introduced Date: 19930112Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930112Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 149 Senate 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-5-385 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN OTHER STATES OR JURISDICTIONS BUT NOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA MAY PROVIDE PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES TO INDIGENT CITIZENS OF THIS STATE IN THE MANNER PROVIDED BY RULE OF THE SUPREME COURT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-5-385. Attorneys-at-law licensed to practice in other states or jurisdictions but not in South Carolina may provide pro bono legal services to indigent citizens of this State in the manner provided by rule of the Supreme Court."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.