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S 0118 - Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: George Campsen (R)
Last Action: 2/28/2017 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judy
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02.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the mediation requirement.
02.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendments are drafted, they will be posted in the tracking system.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000 and requires any case with an amount exceeding $5,000 to be ordered for mandatory mediation.

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S 0118 General Bill, By Campsen, Malloy, Hembree and Davis
Summary: Civil jurisdiction of Magistrate Court
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE CIVIL JURISDICTION OF THE MAGISTRATES COURT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE CIVIL JURISDICTION FROM SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND TO REQUIRE THAT, EXCEPT FOR LANDLORD AND TENANT CASES, ANY CASE WITH AN AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY EQUALING OR EXCEEDING FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS MUST BE ORDERED FOR MANDATORY MEDIATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT.
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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 69)
01/10/17Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 69)
01/20/17Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Sabb, Talley (Senate Journal-page 13)
02/08/17Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 13)
02/16/17Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 14)
02/16/17Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 14)
02/16/17Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 14)
02/23/17Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 24)
02/28/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 39)
02/28/17House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 39)



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