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S 0027 - Adds an assessment to civil filings in magistrates court

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto (D)
Last Action: 1/12/2021 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Adds a $15 assessment to all civil filings in magistrates court. The magistrate collects the assessment monthly and forwards to the county treasurer. 

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S 0027 General Bill, By Hutto, Fanning and Stephens
Summary: Assessments
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 22-3-350 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ASSESSMENT ON ALL CIVIL FILINGS IN MAGISTRATES COURT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION AND ALLOCATION OF THE ASSESSMENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 22-8-40, RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME MAGISTRATES, SO AS TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC SALARIES FOR MAGISTRATES IN COUNTIES WITH CERTAIN POPULATIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTS FOR FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE CHIEF MAGISTRATES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES MAGISTRATES ARE TO BE CONSIDERED STATE EMPLOYEES.
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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 101)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 101)



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