Current Status Bill Number:
48Ratification Number: 115Act Number: 61Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: RoseAll Sponsors: Rose, McConnell and MescherDrafted Document Number: res1108.mtrDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970530Date of Last Amendment: 19970521Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19970611Subject: Dorchester County, magistrate courts, jury areas revised; Juries and Jurors, cases tried in area where offense committed
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970630 Act No. A61 ------ 19970611 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19970604 Ratified R115 House 19970530 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19970529 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19970530 House 19970528 Recalled from Dorchester Delegation 97 HLD House 19970522 Introduced, read first time, 97 HLD referred to Dorchester Delegation Senate 19970521 Amended, read third time, sent to House Senate 19970115 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19970114 Introduced, read first time, placed on the Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A61, R115, S48)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 22-2-190, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO JURY AREAS FOR MAGISTRATE COURTS IN DORCHESTER COUNTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE JURY AREAS IN THE COUNTY AND PROVIDE THAT CRIMINAL CASES AND TRAFFIC OFFENSES MUST BE TRIED IN THE JURY AREA WHERE THE OFFENSE WAS COMMITTED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Jury areas; redefined
SECTION 1. Section 22-2-190(18) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(18) Dorchester County
St. George - Four Hole, Grover, Harleyville, Indian Field, Reevesville, Rosinville, Rosses, St. George No. 1, St. George No. 2.
Summerville - Archdale, Ashborough East, Ashborough West, Ashley River, Beech Hill, Carolina, Clemson, Coastal, Delemars, Dorchester, Flowerton, German Town, Givhans, Greenhurst, Greenwave, Irongate, Knightsville, Newington, North Summerville, Ridgeville, Saul Dam, Spann, Stallsville, Tranquil, Trolley, Tupperway, Windsor.
If a precinct referenced herein is divided to form two or more precincts, or if two or more precincts from the same jury area are combined, the jury pool for the jury area shall include persons residing in the new precinct, notwithstanding the fact that the new precinct is not referenced herein.
If a new precinct is created from precincts in both jury areas, persons in the new precinct shall be included in the jury pool for the same jury area as the old precinct or precincts having the greatest proportion of population.
Criminal cases and traffic offenses shall be tried in the jury area where the offense was committed, notwithstanding the creation of any uniform court for the trial of certain offenses."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/11/97.