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4857Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020306Primary Sponsor: ChellisAll Sponsors: Chellis, Harrison, Battle, Sinclair and J.R. SmithDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1794dw02.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Municipal judges to be appointed by a municipal council for term of four yearsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020306 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 14-25-15, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF A MUNICIPAL JUDGE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPAL JUDGE MUST BE APPOINTED BY A MUNICIPAL COUNCIL FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS INSTEAD OF A TERM NOT EXCEEDING FOUR YEARS.
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 must be appointed by the council to serve for a term set by the council not to exceed of four years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. His compensation shall must be fixed by the council."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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