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A140, R144, S975
Sponsors: Senators L. Martin and Hutto
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Introduced in the Senate on January 13, 2016
Introduced in the House on February 25, 2016
Last Amended on February 18, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on March 3, 2016
Governor's Action: March 14, 2016, Signed
Summary: Workers' Compensation Commission
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/13/2016 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 50) 1/13/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 50) 1/15/2016 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Gregory (ch), Coleman, Turner 2/17/2016 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 9) 2/18/2016 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 12) 2/18/2016 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 12) 2/18/2016 Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 12) 2/24/2016 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 17) 2/25/2016 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (House Journal-page 14) 3/2/2016 House Read second time (House Journal-page 24) 3/2/2016 House Roll call Yeas-95 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 24) 3/3/2016 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 19) 3/10/2016 Ratified R 144 3/14/2016 Signed By Governor 3/16/2016 Effective date 03/14/16 3/17/2016 Act No. 140
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A140, R144, S975)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 42-3-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANNER OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION, SO AS TO DELETE A PROHIBITION OF THE SERVING OF CONSECUTIVE TERMS BY THE CHAIRMAN, TO PROVIDE THE GOVERNOR MAY REAPPOINT A CHAIRMAN, AND TO PROVIDE MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION ARE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL BY THE GOVERNOR IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Reappointment of chairman permitted, removal of commissioners
SECTION 1. Section 42-3-20(B) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(B) The Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall designate one of the seven commissioners as chairman for a term of two years. At the conclusion of a commissioner's two-year term as chairman, the Governor shall appoint or reappoint a commissioner to serve as chairman. If the Governor does not appoint or reappoint a chairman at the expiration of the two-year term, a majority of the commission shall elect from among their members an interim chairman who shall serve until the Governor appoints another chairman. A deputy commissioner is not eligible to serve as chairman. Any person appointed to the commission is subject to removal as provided in Section 1-3-240(C)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 10th day of March, 2016.
Approved the 14th day of March, 2016.
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