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TO AMEND SECTION 1-7-990, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ABILITY OF THE COMMISSION ON PROSECUTION COORDINATION TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL CREATE PROCEDURES IN WHICH TO ENFORCE ITS REGULATIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 17-3-310, RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL DEVELOP REGULATIONS AND CREATE PROCEDURES TO ENFORCE THOSE REGULATIONS; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 1-7-420 THROUGH 1-7-540 RELATING TO ASSISTANT SOLICITORS FOR EACH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT; AND TO REPEAL SECTION 22-3-546 RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAMS FOR PROSECUTION OF CERTAIN FIRST OFFENSES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 1-7-990 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 1-7-990. The Commission on Prosecution Coordination may promulgate those regulations necessary to assist it in performing its required duties as provided by this chapter or other provisions of law, and is authorized to create procedures for the enforcement of its regulations, including the issuance of orders directing the solicitors of this State to comply with the regulations promulgated by the commission."
SECTION 2. Section 17-3-310 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:
"( ) Before January 1, 2022, the commission shall develop regulations as described in subsection (G)(2). The commission also shall review these regulations at least every three years thereafter. The commission also shall create procedures in which to enforce its regulations."
SECTION 3. Sections 1-7-420 through 1-7-540, and Section 22-3-546 of the 1976 Code are repealed.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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