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A19, R45, H3163
Sponsors: Reps. Delleney and Simrill
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Introduced in the House on January 14, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on February 18, 2003
Last Amended on March 26, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on April 1, 2003
Became law without Governor's signature, April 23, 2003
Summary: Judge or court official prohibited from appointing attorney in civil action case, provisions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/4/2002 House Prefiled 12/4/2002 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/14/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-67 1/14/2003 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-67 2/12/2003 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-3 2/13/2003 House Amended HJ-20 2/13/2003 House Read second time HJ-20 2/13/2003 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-20 2/14/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-3 2/18/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-7 2/18/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-7 3/12/2003 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-13 3/13/2003 Senate Amended SJ-22 3/13/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-22 3/18/2003 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-12 3/18/2003 Senate Reconsidered SJ-12 3/26/2003 Senate Amended SJ-45 3/26/2003 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-45 3/27/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 4/1/2003 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-33 4/16/2003 Ratified R 45 4/23/2003 Became law without Governor's signature 5/1/2003 Copies available 5/1/2003 Effective date 04/23/03 5/12/2003 Act No. 19
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(A19, R45, H3163)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-235 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A JUDGE, COURT, OR COURT OFFICIAL FROM APPOINTING AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT A PARTY IN A CIVIL ACTION UNLESS THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE APPOINTMENT IS PROVIDED SPECIFICALLY BY STATUTE; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE TO TRANSFER UNSPENT FUNDS FROM THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR TO THE OFFICE OF APPELLATE DEFENSE TO HELP THE OFFICE OFFSET BUDGET REDUCTIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Prohibit an attorney from being appointed unless the appointment is provided by statute
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 14 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 14-1-235. A judge, court, or court official shall not appoint an attorney to represent a party in a civil action unless the authority to make the appointment is provided specifically by statute."
Funds may be transferred
SECTION 2. Authority is hereby granted to the Commission on Indigent Defense to transfer a sum of up to fifty-three thousand three hundred fifteen dollars ($53,315) from unspent carry-forward funds from the last fiscal year to the Office of Appellate Defense to help the Office of Appellate Defense offset its budget reductions.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of April, 2003.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 4/23/03.
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