South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3260

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Norrell
Document Path: l:\council\bills\agm\19489wab19.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3152

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 147)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 147)

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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 14-17-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK OF COURT, AND TO EXEMPT CURRENT OFFICEHOLDERS FROM THESE REQUIREMENTS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 30-5-13 SO AS TO PROVIDE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS, AND TO EXEMPT CURRENT OFFICEHOLDERS FROM THESE REQUIREMENTS.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 1, Chapter 17, Title 14 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 14-17-15.    (A)    A person is not eligible to hold the office of county clerk of court unless the person:

(1)    is a resident of the county in which he is appointed or elected to hold the office for at least one year before the date on which he takes office;

(2)    is at least twenty-one years of age on the date that he takes office; and

(3)    has attained at least:

(a)    a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning; or

(b)    eight years of any combination of experience working in the office of a county clerk of court or related fields.

(B)    A person who holds the office of clerk of court in a county vacates the office if he ceases to reside in that county.

(C)    The provisions of subsection (A) do not apply to a person serving as a clerk of court on the effective date of this section for the remainder of his current term or any subsequent consecutive term."

SECTION    2.    Chapter 5, Title 30 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 30-5-13.    (A)    A person is not eligible to hold the office of register of deeds unless the person:

(1)    is a resident of the county in which he is appointed or elected to hold the office for at least one year before the date on which he takes office;

(2)    is at least twenty-one years of age on the date that he takes office; and

(3)    has attained at least:

(a)    a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning; or

(b)    eight years of any combination of experience working in the office of a register of deeds or related fields.

(B)    A person who holds the office of register of deeds in a county vacates the office if he ceases to reside in that county.

(C)    The provisions of subsection (A) do not apply to a person serving as a register of deeds on the effective date of this section for the remainder of his current term or any subsequent consecutive term."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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