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April 19, 2000
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Read the first time January 12, 1999.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 57), to amend Section 14-25-115, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the appointment of municipal ministerial recorders and their powers and duties, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES E. BRYAN, JR., for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 14-25-115, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL MINISTERIAL RECORDERS AND THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THESE MINISTERIAL RECORDERS TO SET AND ACCEPT BONDS AND RECOGNIZANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 14-25-115 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 14-25-115. The council of
any a municipality may establish the office of ministerial recorder and appoint one or more full-time or part-time ministerial recorders, who shall hold office at the pleasure of the council. Before entering upon the discharge of the duties of the office of ministerial recorder, the person appointed shall take and subscribe the prescribed oath of office and shall be certified by the municipal judge as having been instructed in the proper method of issuing warrants and setting and accepting bonds and recognizances. Ministerial recorders shall have the power to set and accept bonds and recognizances and to issue summonses, subpoenas, arrest warrants, and search warrants in all cases arising under the ordinances of the municipality, and in criminal cases as are now conferred by law upon magistrates , but shall have no other judicial power. Ministerial recorders shall have no other judicial authority."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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