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1085Ratification Number: 401Act Number: 307Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020305Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnellDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\21087sd02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020523Date of Last Amendment: 20020523Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020605Subject: State Board of Law Examiners, membership, terms, duties of board to be set by Supreme Court; authority of citizen to defend the cause of another under certain conditions deletedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020618 Act No. A307 ------ 20020605 Signed by Governor ------ 20020530 Ratified R401 Senate 20020523 Ordered enrolled for ratification Senate 20020522 Conference Committee Report adopted 88 SCC House 20020522 Conference Committee Report adopted 98 HCC Senate 20020509 Conference Committee Appointed 88 SCC Martin Waldrep Hutto House 20020507 House insists upon amendment and 98 HCC G.M. Smith Conference Committee appointed J.E. Smith Campsen Senate 20020502 Non-concurrence in House amendment House 20020426 Read third time, returned with amendment House 20020425 Amended, read second time House 20020424 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 20020402 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20020326 Read third time, sent to House ------ 20020322 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020321 Amended, read second time Senate 20020320 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment ------ 20020307 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020305 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 7, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 20, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 21, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 22, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 24, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 25, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2002 - Word format
(A307, R401, S1085)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 40-5-210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS, SO AS TO REVISE CERTAIN QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBERSHIP, TERMS, AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD SHALL BE AS SET BY THE SUPREME COURT EXCEPT THAT AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE BOARD FROM EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MUST BE APPOINTED BY THE SUPREME COURT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-5-80, RELATING TO CITIZENS NOT PREVENTED FROM PROSECUTING OR DEFENDING THEIR OWN CAUSE OR THE CAUSE OF ANOTHER, SO AS TO DELETE THE AUTHORITY OF A CITIZEN TO DEFEND THE CAUSE OF ANOTHER UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
State Board of Law Examiners' revisions
SECTION 1. Section 40-5-210 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 40-5-210. There is hereby created a State Board of Law Examiners. The Board of Law Examiners shall be appointed by the Supreme Court and shall have such duties as the court shall prescribe. The number of members of the board and the terms of the members shall be set by the Supreme Court. To be eligible for appointment to the board, a person must be actively engaged in the practice of law in South Carolina and must have been an active member of the South Carolina Bar for at least seven years. Members shall be eligible for reappointment. Should a vacancy occur, the court shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. At least one member from each congressional district must be appointed by the Supreme Court."
Citizen's defense of another's cause deleted
SECTION 2. Section 40-5-80 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 40-5-80. This chapter may not be construed so as to prevent a citizen from prosecuting or defending his own cause, if he so desires."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 30th day of May, 2002.
Approved the 5th day of June, 2002.
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