Current Status Bill Number:
3452Ratification Number: 94Act Number: 28Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970212Primary Sponsor: MillerAll Sponsors: Miller, McMaster, Moody-Lawrence, Townsend, Hinson, Knotts, Cotty, Neal, Barrett, Battle, T. Brown, Trotter, Maddox, Stille, Stoddard, Witherspoon, Lloyd, J. Smith, Kennedy, Pinckney, Delleney, Rice, Kelley, Edge, Woodrum, Keegan, Martin, Webb, Parks, Carnell, Rhoad, Jordan, Rodgers, Meacham, Young-Brickell, Howard, Simrill, Spearman, Bowers, Koon and HarvinDrafted Document Number: dka\4088mm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970429Date of Last Amendment: 19970325Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19970521Subject: Jury service for school employees, optional postponement; Juries and Jurors, Schools and School Districts
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970604 Act No. A28 ------ 19970521 Signed by Governor ------ 19970515 Ratified R94 Senate 19970429 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19970424 Read second time Senate 19970423 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19970401 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19970326 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970325 Amended, read second time House 19970319 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19970212 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A28, R94, H3452)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-845, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO OPTIONAL POSTPONEMENT OF JURY SERVICE FOR STUDENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR OPTIONAL POSTPONEMENT OF JURY SERVICE FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Optional postponement of jury service
SECTION 1. Section 14-7-845 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 427 of 1990, is amended to read:
"Section 14-7-845. (A) If a student selected for jury service during the school term requests, his service must be postponed to a date that does not conflict with the school term. For purposes of this subsection, a student is a person enrolled in high school or an institution of higher learning, including technical college.
(B) If a school employee selected for jury service during the school term requests, his service must be postponed to a date that does not conflict with the school term. For purposes of this subsection, a school employee is a person employed as a teacher, certified personnel at the building level, or bus driver by a school, a school system, or a school district offering educational programs to grades K-12 and to institutions of higher learning, including technical colleges.
(C) A person selected for jury service who requests a postponement pursuant to subsection (A) or (B) must provide evidence of school enrollment or employment."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 21st day of May, 1997.