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A20, R9, S91
Sponsors: Senators McConnell, Knotts and Elliott
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3207
Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2005
Introduced in the House on January 26, 2005
Passed by the General Assembly on March 11, 2005
Governor's Action: March 22, 2005, Signed
Summary: Term of office for Solicitors
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-128 1/11/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-128 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 3/9/2005 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-5 3/10/2005 House Read second time HJ-17 3/10/2005 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-20 3/11/2005 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-4 3/17/2005 Ratified R 9 3/22/2005 Signed By Governor 3/28/2005 Copies available 3/28/2005 Effective date 03/22/05 4/13/2005 Act No. 20
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A20, R9, S91)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-310, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR SOLICITORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SOLICITOR'S TERM OF OFFICE BEGINS AT NOON ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING THE SECOND TUESDAY IN JANUARY FOLLOWING HIS ELECTION AND ENDS AT NOON ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING THE SECOND TUESDAY IN JANUARY FOUR YEARS LATER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Solicitors, terms of office
SECTION 1. Section 1-7-310 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 1-7-310. There is one solicitor for each judicial circuit, to be elected by the qualified electors of the circuit, who holds his office for the term of four years. The term of office of a solicitor begins at noon on the first Wednesday following the second Tuesday in January following his election and ends at noon on the first Wednesday following the second Tuesday in January four years later. A solicitor must be licensed to practice law by the South Carolina Bar at the time of his election and throughout his term."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 17th day of March, 2005.
Approved the 22nd day of March, 2005.
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