Select a different bill



S 0053 - Increases civil jurisdiction of the magistrates' court

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: George E. "Chip" Campsen III (R)
Last Action: 1/13/2015 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee:
Assigned To:
CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases civil jurisdiction of the magistrates' court from $7,500 to $10,000.

Bill Summary from the State Site - Click for the State Summary Page / Click for Current Full Text
South Carolina Legislature Online - Bill Search by Bill Number
South Carolina Legislature




Instructions


 
Loading...
Session 121 - (2015-2016)Printer Friendly
(pdf format)
S 0053 General Bill, By Campsen and Hembree
Summary: Civil Jurisdiction of Magistrate Courts
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-10 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE CIVIL JURISDICTION OF THE MAGISTRATES COURT, TO INCREASE THE CIVIL JURISDICTION FROM SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND TO REQUIRE THAT, EXCEPT FOR LANDLORD AND TENANT CASES, ANY CASE WITH AN AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY EQUALING OR EXCEEDING FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS MUST BE ORDERED FOR MANDATORY MEDIATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT.
View full text
12/03/14Senate Prefiled
12/03/14Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 59)
01/13/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 59)



Legislative Services Agency
h t t p : / / w w w . s c s t a t e h o u s e . g o v









Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc