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577Ratification Number: 67Act Number: 32Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990309Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnell, Leventis, Ryberg and FordDrafted Document Number: l:\s-jud\bills\mcconnell\jud0035.gfm.docCompanion Bill Number: 3713Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990514Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19990601Subject: Judicial Merit Selection Commission, person not to seek more than one judicial vacancy at a time; Courts, ElectionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19990618 Act No. A32 ------ 19990601 Signed by Governor ------ 19990526 Ratified R67 House 19990514 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19990513 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19990512 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19990331 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19990330 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19990325 Read second time Senate 19990324 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19990309 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 24, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 12, 1999 - Word format
(A32, R67, S577)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT SEEK MORE THAN ONE JUDICIAL VACANCY AT THE SAME TIME.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Judicial Merit Selection Commission - vacancies
SECTION 1. Section 2-19-20(C) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 391 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"(C) The Judicial Merit Selection Commission shall announce and publicize vacancies and forthcoming vacancies in the administrative law judge division, on the family court, circuit court, court of appeals, and Supreme Court. A person who desires to be considered for nomination as justice or judge may make application to the commission. No person may concurrently seek more than one judicial vacancy. The commission shall announce the names of those persons who have applied."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 26th day of May, 1999.
Approved the 1st day of June, 1999.
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