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3095Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010109Primary Sponsor: WhipperAll Sponsors: WhipperDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11023ac01.docResiding Body: SenateDate of Last Amendment: 20020416Subject: Municipal court judges, appointment of; four-year term of office prescribed; CourtsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20020515 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20020417 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20020417 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020416 Amended, read second time ------ 20020411 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020410 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 20010109 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 20001206 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJ Versions of This Bill Revised on April 10, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 11, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 16, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 15, 2002 - Word format
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To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3095) to amend Section 14-25-15, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the appointment of municipal judges, so as to prescribe, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
SCOTT H. RICHARDSON for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
There would be no fiscal impact on the General Fund of the State or on federal and/or other funds.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT IMPACT:
There would be a minimal cost to the municipalities which they can absorb within existing resources.
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TO AMEND SECTION 14-25-15, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL JUDGES, SO AS TO PRESCRIBE A FOUR-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE RATHER THAN HAVING THE COUNCIL OF THE MUNICIPALITY SET THE TERM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 14-25-15(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 394 of 2000, is further amended to read:
"(A) Each municipal judge shall be appointed by the council to serve for a set term
set by the council not to exceed of two years or four years, as determined by the council, and until his successor is appointed and qualified. His compensation shall be fixed by the council."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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