Bills Assigned to Keyword - Courts (24)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/11/2021


H 3131 Prohibits a municipal detention facility from stopping an in-person meeting between an inmate and his attorney Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipal detention facility from stopping an in-person meeting between an inmate and his attorney.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Courts
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H 3132 Prohibits a municipal detention facility from intercepting or recording communication between an inmate and his attorneySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipal detention facility from intercepting, recording, monitoring or divulging any communication between an inmate and his attorney.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pitts Status Date: 1/15/2015
Keywords: Courts
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H 3521 Prevents a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law05.11.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee did not report this bill out of committee. 04.19.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.04.13.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written, it will be posted in the tracking system.05.05.2015 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee.04.21.2015 THe House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.03.24.2015 The House Judiciary Committee did not take action on this bill although it was on the agenda.03.17.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.03.05.2015 THe House Judiciary General and Family Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prevents a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law.
Sponsor: Harry Limehouse House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Massey (ch), Bright, Coleman, Young, Kimpson Status Date: 2/16/2016
Keywords: Courts Week of 04.11.2016 Week of 04.18.2016 Week of 05.09.2016
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H 3930 Allows the court to bar a business from a local government contract if they are guilty of human traffickingSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the court to bar a business from a local government contract if they are guilty of human trafficking.
Sponsor: David Weeks House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/26/2015
Keywords: Courts General Governance
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H 4083 Prevents the appointment of a municipal judge who has violated the state ethics actSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the appointment of a person as a municipal judge who has previously violated state ethics laws.
Sponsor: Christopher Corley House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/29/2015
Keywords: Courts
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H 4457 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court 01.26.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.21.2016 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment increases the jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,000 to $25,000.Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court  from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/10/2016
Keywords: Courts House Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 01.25.2016
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H 4494 Requires a municipal judge to be screened by the Judicial Merit Selection CommissionSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a municipal judge to be screened by the Judicial Merit Selection Commission before he may be reappointed by the municipal council if the judge has a pending complaint or a complaint filed that resulted in a disciplinary order.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2016
Keywords: Courts House
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H 4545 Increases the civil jurisdiction in magistrates courtSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction in magistrates court from $7,500 to $25,000.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder Status Date: 1/13/2016
Keywords: Courts House
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H 4618 Establishes penalties for a person convicted of a hate crimeSummary of the bill as introduced: Adding penalties for a person convicted of a crime with the intent to assault, intimidate or threaten a person because of his race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or sexual orientation.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2016
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Week of 01.11.2016
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S 0053 Increases civil jurisdiction of the magistrates' courtSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases civil jurisdiction of the magistrates' court from $7,500 to $10,000.
Sponsor: George E. %26quot;Chip%26quot; Campsen III House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Courts
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S 0054 Revokes probation for subsequent offenses when the defendant is convicted or pleads guilty Summary of the bill as introduced: Revokes probation for subsequent offenses when the defendant is convicted or pleads guilty to an offense involving a violent act.
Sponsor: George E. %26quot;Chip%26quot; Campsen III House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Courts
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S 0056 Allows identities of patients treated by EMS to be subject to subpoenaSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows identities of patients and EMS technicians mentioned, referenced or appearing in information and data collected by EMS are subject to subpoena.
Sponsor: A. Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/5/2015
Keywords: Courts
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S 0178 Prohibits that failure of the video recording equipment to capture all of a field sobriety test from being grounds for a dismissal04.29.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits that failure of the video recording equipment to capture all of a field sobriety test from being grounds for a dismissal of any charges.
Sponsor: Larry Martin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Bennett, Hembree, Johnson, Thurmond Status Date: 1/20/2015
Keywords: Courts Police
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S 0190 Creates the offense of sexting for anyone 18 years old and youngerSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense and penalties of sexting for anyone 18 years old and younger.
Sponsor: Michael Fair House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Courts Police
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S 0220 Amends the Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 201003.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill to the subcommittee.03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.02.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.01.26.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.05.21.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Makes numerous changes to the current law including restructuring the degrees of arson, prohibiting offenders from purchasing a firearm while on parole or probation, removing expungement for youthful offenders on the sexual offender registry and changing prison sentences.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Campsen, Hembree Status Date: 4/7/2015
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Week of 01.25.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.14.2016
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S 0221 Continues the Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee until December 31, 202005.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.05.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.05.21.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report. Summary of the bill as introduced: Continues the Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee until December 31, 2020.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 6/1/2016
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Week of 05.02.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
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S 0249 Enhances the sentence for a person convicted of a certain crime while out on bond Summary of the bill as introduced: Enhances the sentence for a person convicted of a serious or most serious offense or a violent crime while out on bond for a separate serious or most serious offense.
Sponsor: Thomas McElveen House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Courts
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S 0255 Requires removal of arrest records on websites if the charges have been dismissed or discharged02.08.2016 The conference committee was granted free conference powers to change the bill. The final conference report expands expungement law to municipal ordinance offenses, among others. The bill also makes the new expungement availability retroactive to individuals who were previously denied expungement.01.21.2016 A conference committee met but did not take action on the bill. 05.05.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2015 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment allows the records up for destruction to be retained beyond the statutory period if they are being used in an ongoing action.03.24.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment provides that for dismissed criminal offenses, including traffic offenses and local ordinance offenses, for which an individual was not fingerprinted are eligible for expungement.03.17.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over. 03.11.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee took no action although it was on the agenda. 03.10.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee03.03.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.24.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.17.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. As soon as the amendment is written by Senate staff, it will be posted.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires removal of arrest records on websites within 30 days if the charges have been dismissed, discharged or the person is found not guilty.
Sponsor: Paul Thurmond House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 132 Status Date: 2/23/2016
Keywords: Courts Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 02.08.2016
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S 0292 Creates uniform standards for court documentsSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates uniform standards for formatting documents submitted to a clerk of court or register of deeds for recording.
Sponsor: Thomas Alexander House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Courts
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S 0325 Increases the civil jurisdiction from $7,500 to $15,000 in magistrates courtSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of the magistrates' court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Courts
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S 0333 Requires public officials who plead guilty while in office to serve jail timeSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires any public official who pleads guilty or no contest to a felony committed while in office to serve a percentage of the jail penalty, or one year, whichever is greater.
Sponsor: Katrina Shealy House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2015
Keywords: Courts
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S 0483 Removes the requirement that courthouses must be closed at nightSummary of the bill as introduced: Removes the requirement that courthouses must be closed at night.
Sponsor: Shane Massey House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/25/2015
Keywords: Courts
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S 0947 Provides criteria that a court must consider when it orders the abandonment or closure of a highwaySummary of the bill as introduced: Provides criteria that a court must consider when it orders the abandonment or closure of a highway.
Sponsor: Michael Fair House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Transportation Status Date: 1/13/2016
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Senate Transportation
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S 0948 Prevents a court from enforcing foreign law in the state from a forum outside of the United StatesSummary of the bill as introduced: Prevents a court from enforcing foreign law in the state from a forum outside of the United States.
Sponsor: Michael Fair House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/13/2016
Keywords: Courts Senate
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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