Current Status Bill Number:
668Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950328Primary Sponsor: GregoryAll Sponsors: GregoryDrafted Document Number: JUD6023.CKGResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJDate of Last Amendment: 19950427Subject: Judgments, amount magistrate may confirm increased
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950502 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19950501 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950427 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19950426 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 19950328 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
April 27, 1995
S. Printed 4/27/95--S.
Read the first time March 28, 1995.
TO AMEND SECTION 17-15-170, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FORFEITURE OF RECOGNIZANCES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF JUDGMENTS ON RECOGNIZANCE A MAGISTRATE MAY CONFIRM TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PLUS FEES AND ASSESSMENTS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 17-15-170 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 17-15-170. Whenever the recognizance is forfeited by noncompliance with its condition, the Attorney General, solicitor, magistrate, or other person acting for him immediately shall issue a notice to summon every party bound in the forfeited recognizance to appear at the next ensuing court to show cause, if he has any, why judgment should not be confirmed against him. If any person so bound fails to appear or, upon appearing, does not give a reason for not performing the condition of the recognizance as the court considers sufficient, then the judgment on the recognizance is confirmed. A magistrate may confirm judgments of two hundred eighteen five hundred dollars or less plus fees and assessments."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.