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H 3744 - Revises the method of setting a base salary for magistrates and adds a $15 assessment to all civil filings in magistrates' court

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Murrell Smith (R)
Last Action: 4/4/2017 - Roll call Yeas-41 Nays-56
House Committee: WM
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

03.28.2017 The House Ways and Means Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment requires chief magistrates to report all magistrate salaries to Court Administration each year.
03.09.2017 A House Ways and Means Legislative subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the method of setting a base salary for magistrates and adds a $15 assessment to all civil filings in magistrates' court.

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H 3744 General Bill, By G.M. Smith and Pitts
Similar (S 0148)
Summary: Magistrates Court
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-8-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME MAGISTRATES AND THEIR SALARIES, SO AS TO REVISE THE METHOD OF SETTING A BASE SALARY FOR MAGISTRATES AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS TO FULL-TIME CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEF MAGISTRATES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 22-3-315 SO AS TO ADD AN ASSESSMENT OF FIFTEEN DOLLARS TO ALL CIVIL FILINGS IN MAGISTRATES COURT AND PROVIDE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF THE PROCEEDS.
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02/14/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 45)
02/14/17House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 45)
03/29/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Ways and Means (House Journal-page 46)
04/04/17House Amended (House Journal-page 30)
04/04/17House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Clary, Hiott, Taylor, Toole, Brown, Martin, Forrester, Crosby, Bennett, Douglas, McEachern, W Newton, Bamberg, Ryhal, Hill (House Journal-page 30)
04/04/17House Rejected (House Journal-page 60)
04/04/17House Roll call Yeas-41 Nays-56 (House Journal-page 61)



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