South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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S. 52

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Malloy
Document Path: SJ-0013PB23.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Judge salaries

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date Body Action Description with journal page number
11/30/2022 Senate Prefiled
11/30/2022 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1/10/2023 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 37)
1/10/2023 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 37)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/1/2022



A bill

TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 14-1-200, RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICES AND COURT OF APPEALS, CIRCUIT COURT, AND FAMILY COURT JUDGES, TO PROVIDE A SALARY SCHEDULE FOR THOSE JUDGES.

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

SECTION 1.   Section 14-1-200 of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

   Section 14-1-200.   The General Assembly shall establish the salary of the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court in the annual general appropriation appropriations act with the salary of the Chief Justice to be one hundred five percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court the same as the salary of a United States district court judge and shall fix the salaries for the court of appeals, circuit court, and family court according to the following schedule:

      (1) The chief judge of the court of appeals shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety nine percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court Associate Justices of the Supreme Court shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety-five percent of the salary fixed for the Chief Justice;

      (2) Judges of the court of appeals shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety seven and one half percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, and circuit court judges shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety five percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court the chief judge of the court of appeals shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety-nine percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court;

      (3) Judges of the family court shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety two and one half percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court judges of the court of appeals shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety-seven and one-half percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court;

      (4) circuit court judges shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety-five percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court; and

      (5) judges of the family court shall receive a salary in an amount equal to ninety-two and one-half percent of the salary fixed for Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.

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

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