Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4093Ratification Number: 581Act Number: 488Primary Sponsor: HarwellType of Legislation: GBSubject: Magistrates, jurisdictionDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940601Computer Document Number: CYY/15434SD.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940714Introduced Date: 19930414Date of Last Amendment: 19940525Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940714Last History Type: Act No. 488Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Harwell G. Bailey Sharpe Kinon Spearman JenningsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4093 ------ 19940714 Act No. 488 4093 ------ 19940714 Signed by Governor 4093 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 581 4093 House 19940601 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4093 Senate 19940525 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 4093 Senate 19940517 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments 4093 Senate 19940512 Recalled from Committee, 11 placed on Calendar 4093 Senate 19940511 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 4093 House 19940510 Read third time, sent to Senate 4093 House 19940505 Read second time 4093 House 19940505 Objection by Representative Rudnick 4093 House 19940505 Amended 4093 House 19940420 Committee Report: Favorable 25 4093 House 19930414 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A488, R581, H4093)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MAGISTRATES' CIVIL JURISDICTION IN CERTAIN CASES, SO AS TO INCREASE THIS JURISDICTION FROM TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1996.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Magistrate's civil jurisdiction increased
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 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 five thousand dollars;
(3) in actions for a penalty, fine, or forfeiture, when the amount claimed or forfeited does not exceed five thousand dollars;
(4) in actions commenced by attachment of property, as provided by statute, if the debt or damages claimed do not exceed five thousand dollars;
(5) in actions upon a bond conditioned for the payment of money, not exceeding 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 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 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 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 five thousand dollars." Time effective
SECTION 2. This act takes effect January 1, 1996.
Approved the 14th day of July, 1994.