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A36, R37, S127
Sponsors: Senators Martin, Ford, McConnell, Moore, Knotts, Campsen, Elliott, Alexander, Leatherman, Leventis and Malloy
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Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2005
Introduced in the House on January 26, 2005
Passed by the General Assembly on April 1, 2005
Governor's Action: April 15, 2005, Signed
Summary: Workers' Compensation Commissioners are bound by code of judicial conduct
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/15/2004 Senate Prefiled 12/15/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/11/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-145 1/11/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-145 1/19/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-17 1/25/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-17 1/26/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-32 1/26/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-89 1/26/2005 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-89 3/30/2005 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-12 3/31/2005 House Read second time HJ-20 3/31/2005 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-21 4/1/2005 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-3 4/12/2005 Ratified R 37 4/15/2005 Signed By Governor 4/21/2005 Copies available 4/21/2005 Effective date 04/15/05 4/25/2005 Act No. 36
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(A36, R37, S127)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 42-3-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONERS ARE BOUND BY THE CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT, AS CONTAINED IN RULE 501 OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA APPELLATE COURT RULES, AND TO REQUIRE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSIONERS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS TO ATTEND YEARLY A WORKSHOP CONCERNING ETHICS AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Workers' Compensation Commissioners bound by Code of Judicial Conduct
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 42 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 42-3-250. (A) The commissioners are bound by the Code of Judicial Conduct, as contained in Rule 501 of the South Carolina Appellate Court Rules, and the State Ethics Commission is responsible for enforcement and administration of Rule 501 pursuant to Section 8-13-320. Commissioners must also comply with the applicable requirements of Chapter 13 of Title 8.
(B) Each year, the commissioners and their administrative assistants must attend a workshop of at least three continuing education hours concerning ethics and the Administrative Procedures Act."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 12th day of April, 2005.
Approved the 15th day of April, 2005.
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