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Sponsors: Senators Grooms, Sheheen and Hawkins
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Introduced in the Senate on January 24, 2007
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance
Summary: Across-the-board budget reductions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/24/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-13 1/24/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-13
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 11-9-150 SO AS TO EXEMPT FROM ACROSS-THE-BOARD REDUCTIONS ORDERED BY THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED IN THE ANNUAL GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT AS SALARY SUPPLEMENTS FOR COUNTY CLERKS OF COURT, PROBATE JUDGES, SHERIFFS, REGISTERS OF DEEDS, COUNTY AUDITORS, COUNTY TREASURERS, AND COUNTY CORONERS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-15-65, AS AMENDED, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE COUNTY CORONER AS A COUNTY OFFICIAL RECEIVING A SALARY SUPPLEMENT FROM THE STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 9, Title 11 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 11-9-150. (A) Amounts appropriated in the annual general appropriations act as salary supplements for county clerks of court, probate judges, sheriffs, registrars of deeds, county auditors, county treasurers, and county coroners are exempt from across-the-board reductions in appropriations ordered by the State Budget and Control Board as a result of revenue shortfalls.
(B) A salary supplement described in subsection (A) must not be reduced to an amount less than the respective amount appropriated at the fiscal year 2004-2005 level."
SECTION 2. Section 8-15-65(A) and (D) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 34 of 1997, is further amended to read:
"(A) The General Assembly shall appropriate annually salary supplements for the following county officers:
(1) clerks of court;
(2) probate judges;
(4) registers of deeds;
(6) treasurers; and
(7) county coroners.
(D) Amounts appropriated for the officers listed in subsection (A)(1), (2), (3),
and (4), and (7) must be paid to county treasurers in a lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal year and paid to these officers over a twelve-month period in the same manner that salaries are paid county employees. Amounts appropriated pursuant to this section for the officers listed in subsection (A)(5) and (6) must be administered by the Office of the Comptroller General and paid in accordance with the schedule and method of payment provided for state employees."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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