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S 0104 - Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates to include homeowners' associations

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Luke Rankin (R)
Last Action: 1/20/2017 - Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Climer, Goldfinch
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates to include homeowners' associations.

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Session 122 - (2017-2018)Printer Friendly
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S 0104 General Bill, By Rankin
Similar (S 0082, S 0122, S 0576, H 3301, H 3886)
Summary: S.C. Homeowners Association Act
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CIVIL JURISDICTION IN MAGISTRATES COURT, SO AS TO ADD A SUBSECTION TO PROVIDE THAT MAGISTRATES COURT SHALL HAVE CIVIL JURISDICTION OVER ACTIONS BETWEEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND OWNERS REGARDING SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE AND ACCESS TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE ASSOCIATION; TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 30 TO TITLE 27, SO AS TO ENACT "THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 27-50-30, RELATING TO CERTAIN TRANSFERS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONDITION DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, THE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT MUST BE PROVIDED TO ANY PURCHASER, INCLUDING THE FIRST SALE OF A DWELLING NEVER INHABITED; AND TO AMEND SECTION 33-31-171, RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE THE ORGANIZATION, CONDUCT, AND MANAGEMENT OF A NONPROFIT CORPORATION, SO AS TO SPECIFY THAT AUTHORIZATION INCLUDES INVESTIGATION OF HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS.
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12/13/16Senate Prefiled
12/13/16Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/10/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 60)
01/10/17Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 60)
01/20/17Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Climer, Goldfinch



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