South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
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Sponsors: Senators Massey, Climer, Rice, Loftis, Gustafson, Davis, Cash, Corbin, Kimbrell, Verdin, Peeler, Shealy, Bennett, Reichenbach, Garrett, Gambrell, Grooms, Hembree, M. Johnson and Young
Companion/Similar bill(s): 130, 178, 248, 450, 3022, 3447, 4179, 4183
Document Path: SR-0236KM23.docx
Introduced in the Senate on January 25, 2023
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|1/25/2023||Senate||Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 3)|
|1/25/2023||Senate||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 3)|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-80(A), RELATING TO THE NOMINATION OF QUALIFIED JUDICIAL CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE JUDICIAL MERIT SCREENING COMMISSION MUST SUBMIT THE NAMES OF ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 2-19-80(A) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:
(A) The commission shall make nominations to the General Assembly of candidates and their qualifications for election to the Supreme Court, court of appeals, circuit court, family court, and the administrative law judge division. It shall review the qualifications of all applicants for a judicial office and select therefrom and submit to the General Assembly the names and qualifications of all of the three candidates whom it considers best qualified for the judicial office under consideration. If fewer than three persons apply to fill a vacancy or if the commission concludes there are fewer than three candidates qualified for a vacancy, it shall submit to the General Assembly only the names and qualifications of those who are considered to be qualified, with a written explanation for submitting fewer than three names.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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