South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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S. 586

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General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Corbin, Climer, Loftis, Davis, Peeler, Bennett, Turner, Adams, Cash, Rice, Massey and Kimbrell
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Introduced in the Senate on February 18, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Magistrates court

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/18/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
   2/18/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 5)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/18/2021

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A BILL

TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 22 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO MAGISTRATES, BY ADDING SECTION 22-1-45, TO PROVIDE THAT IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE SENATE TO APPEAR AS ATTORNEY AT LAW IN A MAGISTRATES COURT LOCATED IN A COUNTY REPRESENTED BY THE SENATOR.

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

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 22 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 22-1-45.    It shall be unlawful for a current member of the Senate to appear as attorney at law in a magistrates court located in a county represented by the Senator. The office of a Senator who violates the provisions of this section must be declared vacant."

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

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