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H 4083 - Prevents the appointment of a municipal judge who has violated the state ethics act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Christopher Corley
Last Action: 4/29/2015 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the appointment of a person as a municipal judge who has previously violated state ethics laws.

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H 4083 General Bill, By Corley
Summary: Appointment of municipal judges
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 14-25-15, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT AND QUALIFICATIONS OF MUNICIPAL JUDGES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT BE APPOINTED AS A MUNICIPAL JUDGE WHO HAS BEEN FOUND TO HAVE COMMITTED A PREVIOUS VIOLATION OF ETHICS ACT PROVISIONS BY THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION OR THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OR SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME AFTER A VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPAL JUDGE REMOVED FROM OFFICE BY THE SUPREME COURT OR GOVERNOR FOR MISCONDUCT OR NEGLECT OF DUTY IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT UNTIL FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF REMOVAL; AND BY ADDING SECTION 22-1-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT BE APPOINTED AS A MAGISTRATE WHO HAS BEEN FOUND TO HAVE COMMITTED A PREVIOUS VIOLATION OF ETHICS ACT PROVISIONS BY THE STATE ETHICS COMMISSION OR THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OR SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME AFTER A VIOLATION, AND TO PROVIDE THAT A MAGISTRATE REMOVED FROM OFFICE BY THE SUPREME COURT OR GOVERNOR FOR MISCONDUCT OR NEGLECT OF DUTY IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REAPPOINTMENT UNTIL FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF REMOVAL.
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04/29/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 2)
04/29/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 2)



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