South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3052

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Brown and Hosey
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7067ahb19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 69)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 69)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 14-1-175 SO AS TO PROHIBIT COURTS OF THE UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM FROM REQUIRING A CITIZEN TO SERVE ON A JURY ON THE DATE OF A PRIMARY OR GENERAL ELECTION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 14 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 14-1-175.    (A)    A court which is part of the unified judicial system may not require a citizen of this State who has been properly called and selected for jury service to serve on a jury on the date of a:

(1)    primary election set on the second Tuesday in June of each general election year; or

(2)    general election as defined in Section 7-13-10.

(B)    South Carolina Court Administration shall notify all courts of the unified judicial system of the prohibition on jury service provided by the provisions of this section."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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