South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
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Sponsors: Rep. Jordan
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Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Introduced in the Senate on April 27, 2023
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|12/8/2022||House||Referred to Committee on Judiciary|
|1/10/2023||House||Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 130)|
|1/10/2023||House||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 130)|
|4/19/2023||House||Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 23)|
|4/26/2023||House||Read second time (House Journal-page 25)|
|4/26/2023||House||Roll call Yeas-109 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 26)|
|4/27/2023||House||Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 7)|
|4/27/2023||Senate||Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)|
|4/27/2023||Senate||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 5)|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
April 19, 2023
Introduced by Rep. Jordan
S. Printed 04/19/23--H.
Read the first time January 10, 2023
The committee on House Judiciary
To who was referred a Bill (H. 3313) to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 30-5-10, relating to the performance of the duties of a register of deeds, so as to add Florence County, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
WESTON NEWTON for Committee.
statement of estimated fiscal impact
Explanation of Fiscal Impact
This bill adds Florence County to those counties exempt from the requirement that duties prescribed by law for the register of deeds must be performed by the clerk of court. The bill also provides that the register of deeds will be appointed by the governing body of the county.
Florence County indicates that this bill will increase the county's expenses by approximately $8,000 for supplies, tort insurance, equipment leases, and travel to create a Register of Deeds office. Additionally, the County anticipates a salary increase of approximately $27,000 will be required for the current deputy clerk of court to move into the new Register of Deeds position. However, Florence County intends to offset the cost of the salary increase with savings resulting from attrition in the Clerk of Court's office in the amount of approximately $17,500. Therefore, RFA anticipates that this bill may increase overall expenditures for Florence County by an estimated $17,500, potentially beginning in FY 2024-25.
Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director
Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office
to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 30-5-10, relating to THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF A REGISTER OF DEEDS, so as to ADD FLORENCE COUNTY TO THE COUNTIES EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT THESE DUTIES BE PERFORMED BY THE CLERK OF COURT; and by amending Section 30-5-12, relating to THE APPOINTMENT OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR CERTAIN COUNTIES, so as to ADD FLORENCE COUNTY TO THE COUNTIES WHERE THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY APPOINTS THE REGISTER OF DEEDS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 30-5-10(A) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:
(A) In every county in the State other than Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and Sumter the duties prescribed by law for the register of deeds must be performed by the clerk of court who has all the powers and emoluments given the register of deeds in Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Spartanburg, and Sumter counties.
SECTION 2. Section 30-5-12(A) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:
(A) The governing bodies of Anderson, Beaufort, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Oconee, Orangeburg, and Pickens counties shall appoint the register of deeds for its county under terms and conditions as it may agree upon.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect on January 1, 2025.
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