Bills Assigned to Keyword - Courts (19)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 12/6/2017


H 3054 Requires public law enforcement and clerks of court to disclose full names and birth dates on arrest warrants and incident reportsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires public law enforcement and clerks of court to disclose and not redact full names and birth dates that appear on arrest warrants and incident reports.
Sponsor: Rick Quinn House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3172 Changes the maximum amount of actual damages an employee can recover in a civil actionSummary of the bill as introduced: Changes the maximum amount of actual damages an employee can recover in a civil action against an employing public body for retaliation against an employee who reports a violation from $15,000 to $300,000.  
Sponsor: Jackson Whipper House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts Employment/Personnel House
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H 3186 Prohibits courts from requiring a citizen to serve on a jury on the date of a primary or general electionSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits courts of the unified judicial system from requiring a citizen to serve on a jury on the date of a primary or general election.
Sponsor: Robert Brown House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts
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H 3188 Prevents any court from enforcing foreign law in South Carolina from a forum outside of the United StatesSummary of the bill as introduced: Prevents any court or other enforcing authority from enforcing foreign law in South Carolina from a forum outside of the United States.
Sponsor: William Chumley House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Member Status Date: 1/11/2017
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3193 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3194 Requires for the destruction of arrest records as a result of mistaken identitySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the destruction of arrest records as a result of mistaken identity no later than 180 days after an investigation by a law enforcement agency reveals that the person arrested as a result of mistaken identity.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts Expungement House
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H 3201 Limits the circumstances that a magistrate can place a person under an electronic monitoring programSummary of the bill as introduced: Limits the circumstances that a magistrate can place a person under an electronic monitoring program as a condition of bond to a person charged with a criminal sexual conduct offense.
Sponsor: Cezar McKnight House Com: Judiciary Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3228 Increases the civil jurisdiction for certain claims brought under the Tort Claims Act in magistrates courtSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction for certain claims brought under the Tort Claims Act in magistrates court.
Sponsor: Jackson Whipper House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts House Tort Reform
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H 3333 Requires the Legislative Audit Council to conduct a management performance audit of the Office of Indigent Defense02.14.2017 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.02.08.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removes the language that required the Office of Indigent Defense to pay the Legislative Audit Council for the audit. 01.26.2017 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the Legislative Audit Council to conduct a management performance audit of the Office of Indigent Defense beginning December 2017 and every three years after.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Johnson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Week of 01.23.2017 Week of 02.06.2017 Week of 02.13.2017
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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' court03.28.2017 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.
Sponsor: Murrell Smith House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Roll call Yeas-41 Nays-56 Status Date: 4/4/2017
Keywords: Courts Week of 02.13.2017 Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 03.27.2017
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S 0090 Extends the time period for eligibility exam for magistrates02.07.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Extends the time period for the validity of the examination scores for magistrates to one year before and two years after the time of the appointment.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/16/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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S 0104 Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates to include homeowners' associationsSummary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates to include homeowners' associations.
Sponsor: Luke Rankin House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Climer, Goldfinch Status Date: 1/20/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0118 Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,00002.07.2017 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.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/28/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 02.06.2017
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S 0119 Prohibits a court from altering, modifying, or rescinding a defendant's criminal sentence unless the court has held a hearingSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a court from altering, modifying, or rescinding a defendant's criminal sentence unless the court has held a hearing allowing the defendant, attorney general or solicitor and the victim to testify regarding the decision to alter the sentence.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0148 Revises the method of setting base salaries for magistrates04.18.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment phases in an increase in filing fees across all county courts to pay for increases in salaries. The amendment also indexes mandatory contributions with excess funds being returned to donor counties. 03.21.2017 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.03.16.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the effective date for filing fees and salary increases and specifies how funds are remitted among counties.02.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Revises the method of setting base salaries for magistrates and provides additional supplements to full-time chief and assistant chief magistrates.
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/21/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.30.2017 Week of 03.13.2017 Week of 03.20.2017 Week of 04.17.2017
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S 0151 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,00002.01.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Sabb, Talley Status Date: 1/20/2017
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.30.2017
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S 0278 Adds uniform standards for formatting documents submitted to a clerk of court or register of deeds Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds uniform standards for formatting documents submitted to a clerk of court or register of deeds for recording.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/24/2017
Keywords: Courts Week of 01.23.2017
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S 0409 Requires the application fee for public defender services be collected through the public defender's office Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the application fee for public defender services be collected through the public defender's office and waivers obtained also through the public defender's office.
Sponsor: Harvey Peeler House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/14/2017
Keywords: Courts Week of 02.13.2017
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S 0516 Requires clerks of court to make certain reports to SLED with a certain time period05.02.2017 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that every clerk of court report to SLED within 10 days the disposition of each case in general sessions court. The bill also requires clerks of court to report the issuance of a restraining order, order of protection, order for the prevention of possession of a firearm, convictions or orders related to domestic violence  and convictions or orders related to stalking or harassment within 48 hours of the issuance.
Sponsor: Chauncey Gregory House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Referred to Subcommittee: Turner (ch), Malloy, Kimpson, Climer, Goldfinch Status Date: 4/4/2017
Keywords: Courts Week of 03.06.2017 Week of 05.01.2017
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