Current Status Bill Number:
4105Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950412Primary Sponsor: Neilson,All Sponsors: Neilson, Bailey, Cromer, Easterday, Kirsh, Simrill, Jaskwhich, Hines and StuartDrafted Document Number: gjk\21401sd.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Centralized data base, judicial department
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950412 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 14-3-455 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUPREME COURT BY RULE SHALL ESTABLISH WITHIN THE JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT A CENTRALIZED DATA BASE WHERE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC MAY OBTAIN INFORMATION WHICH IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC CONCERNING GRIEVANCES OR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS TAKEN AGAINST ANY JUDGE OF A COURT OF THIS STATE OR ANY ATTORNEY AT LAW LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 14-3-455. The Supreme Court by rule shall establish within the Judicial Department a centralized data base where members of the general public may obtain information which is available to the public concerning grievances or disciplinary actions taken against any judge of a court of this State or an attorney at law licensed to practice in this State."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.