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H 3412 - Outlines that arbitration procedures are only for property damage liability claims arising from motor vehicle collisions

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis
Last Action: 1/12/2021 - House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
House Committee: LCI
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines that arbitration procedures are only for property damage liability claims arising from motor vehicle collisions or accidents and not for claims for bodily injury.

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H 3412 General Bill, By Pendarvis
Summary: Arbitration
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-77-780 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ARBITRATION PROCEDURE OUTLINED IN ARTICLE 7 IS INTENDED ONLY FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE LIABILITY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS OR ACCIDENTS AND NOT FOR CLAIMS FOR BODILY INJURY; TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-710, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF ARBITRATORS SO AS TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT AN ARBITRATOR MUST BE AN ATTORNEY; TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-720, RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ARBITRATORS, SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THIRD-YEAR LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS TO SERVE AS ARBITRATORS; TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-730, RELATING TO THE REQUEST FOR ARBITRATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE A METHOD BY WHICH A DEFENDANT MAY OBJECT TO ARBITRATION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 38-77-770, RELATING TO THE RIGHT TO APPEAL DECISIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN APPEAL FROM ARBITRATION IS REVIEWED AS PURSUANT TO APPELLATE COURT RULES AND NOT A DE NOVO TRIAL.
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12/09/20House Prefiled
12/09/20House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 187)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 187)



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