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A219, R206, S990
Sponsors: Senators Martin, Ford, Ritchie, Knotts, Cleary and Malloy
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Introduced in the Senate on January 15, 2008
Introduced in the House on February 6, 2008
Passed by the General Assembly on February 22, 2008
Governor's Action: April 2, 2008, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto overridden
Summary: Public hearings
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/15/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-15 1/15/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-15 1/30/2008 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-13 1/31/2008 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-20 1/31/2008 Senate Read second time SJ-20 2/5/2008 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-28 2/6/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-9 2/6/2008 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-9 2/20/2008 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-4 2/21/2008 House Read second time HJ-18 2/21/2008 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-19 2/22/2008 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-3 3/27/2008 Ratified R 206 4/2/2008 Vetoed by Governor 5/13/2008 Senate Veto overridden by originating body Yeas-46 Nays-0 5/14/2008 House Debate adjourned on veto consideration HJ-18 5/15/2008 House Veto overridden Yeas-81 Nays-36 HJ-44 6/2/2008 Copies available 6/2/2008 Effective date 05/15/08 6/4/2008 Act No. 219
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(A219, R206, S990)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2-19-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PUBLIC HEARINGS BEFORE THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT WRITTEN STATEMENTS OF PROPOSED TESTIMONY OF ANYONE WISHING TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION HEARING BE FURNISHED BY THE PERSON WISHING TO TESTIFY NO LESS THAN TWO WEEKS INSTEAD OF FORTY-EIGHT HOURS PRIOR TO THE DATE AND TIME SET FOR THE HEARING UNLESS SUFFICIENT CAUSE IS SHOWN BY THE SUBMITTING INDIVIDUAL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Submission of written statement
SECTION 1. Section 2-19-30(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A) Upon completion of the investigation, the chairman of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission shall schedule a public hearing concerning the qualifications of the candidates. Any person who desires to testify at the hearing, including candidates, shall furnish a written statement of his proposed testimony to the commission no later than two weeks prior to the date and time set for the hearing unless sufficient cause is determined by the Judicial Merit Selection Commission for allowing the submitting individual's testimony after the deadline. The commission shall determine the persons who shall testify at the hearing. All testimony, including documents furnished to the commission, must be submitted under oath and persons knowingly furnishing false information either orally or in writing are subject to the penalties provided by law for perjury and false swearing."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 27th day of March, 2008.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 4/2/08.
Veto overridden by Senate -- 5/13/08.
Veto overridden by House -- 5/15/08.
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