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3697Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010312Primary Sponsor: HarrisonAll Sponsors: HarrisonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18256som01.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Conference Committee 98 HCCDate of Last Amendment: 20020508Subject: Indigent Defense Commission reconstituted, membership and terms of; Attorneys, Courts, IndigentsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020521 Conference Committee Appointed 98 HCC Harrison Taylor F.N. Smith Senate 20020516 Conference Committee Appointed 88 SCC Alexander Hutto Kuhn House 20020516 Non-concurrence in Senate amendment House 20020515 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 20020516 Senate 20020508 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20020425 Amended, read second time Senate 20020424 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 20010417 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20010412 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010411 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 20010412 ------ 20010405 Scrivener's error corrected House 20010404 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 20010312 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 4, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 5, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 11, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 24, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 25, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 8, 2002 - Word format
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May 8, 2002
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Read the first time April 17, 2001.
TO AMEND SECTION 17-3-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE, ITS MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS, SO AS TO RECONSTITUTE THE COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP ON JULY 1, 2001, WITH THREE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION AND FOUR MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES, TO PROVIDE FOR STAGGERED TERMS, AND TO CAUSE THE TERMS OF THE PRESENT MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION TO EXPIRE ON JULY 1, 2001.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 17-3-310(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 164 of 1993, is amended to read:
"(A) There is created the Commission on Indigent Defense consisting of seven members.
appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the South Carolina Public Defender Association as follows:
(1) one from each congressional district; and
(2) one from the State at large who shall serve as chairman.
(1) The Governor must appoint five members recommended by the South Carolina Public Defender Association. Of these five members, three must be public defenders, of whom at least one must be a part-time public defender, and two must be private attorneys who primarily practice criminal defense law. Of these five members, no more than one member may be from each congressional district.
(2) The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee must appoint one attorney in private practice from the general membership of attorneys licensed to practice law in the State.
(3) The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee must appoint one attorney in private practice from the general membership of attorneys licensed to practice law in the State.
(4) The membership of the commission shall elect a chairman by majority vote. The chairman shall serve a term of two years.
(5) Members shall serve for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify except that of those first appointed,
to represent the first, third, and fifth congressional districts shall serve for a two-year term the appointees recommended by the Public Defender Association must be appointed for initial two-year terms. The other two appointees shall serve initial four-year terms. Vacancies must be filled in the manner of original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term. No person may be appointed to the commission or, once appointed, may continue to serve on the commission unless the person is a public defender."
SECTION 2. The terms of office of the present members of the Commission on Indigent Defense expire on October 1, 2002, at which time the newly appointed members of the commission appointed in the manner provided by Section 17-3-310 as amended by this act shall assume office.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect October 1, 2002.
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