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3764Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990324Primary Sponsor: SheheenAll Sponsors: Sheheen, Harrison, Altman and DelleneyDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\9146som99.docResiding Body: SenateSubject: Judges, retired; Active retired judge from circuit court has same powers at chambers as judge of circuit court; CourtsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990519 Committee report: majority 11 SJ favorable, minority unfavorable Senate 19990518 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19990514 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990513 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19990512 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19990324 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on May 12, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 19, 1999 - Word format
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To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3764), to amend Section 14-1-215, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to a retired judge or justice, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
Majority favorable. Minority unfavorable.
DONALD H. HOLLAND GLENN F. McCONNELL
For Majority. For Minority.
TO AMEND SECTION 14-1-215, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A RETIRED JUDGE OR JUSTICE BEING ASSIGNED BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT TO PRESIDE OVER CERTAIN CASES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN ACTIVE RETIRED JUDGE FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT HAS THE SAME POWERS AT CHAMBERS AS A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 14-1-215 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 391 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"Section 14-1-215. A retired judge or justice from the Supreme Court, court of appeals, or circuit court of this State may be assigned by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to preside over any official proceeding in any circuit court of this State. An active retired judge from the circuit court shall have the same powers at chambers as a judge of the circuit court. A retired judge or justice from the Supreme Court or court of appeals of this State may be assigned by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to act as an associate justice or judge in any proceeding before the Supreme Court or court of appeals. A retired judge from the family court of this State may be assigned by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to preside over any official proceeding in any family court of this State.
In order to be eligible to be appointed by the Chief Justice to serve, any retired justice or judge of this State must have been reviewed in the manner provided in Section 2-19-10 et seq. and found by the commission to be qualified to serve in these situations within two years of the date of his appointment to serve, except that if a justice or judge retired before the expiration of his then current term, no further review of that justice or judge is required until that term would have expired."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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