Bills Assigned to Keyword - Courts (26)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/7/2021


H 3052 Prohibits courts from requiring citizens to serve on a jury on the date of a primary or general election02.28.2019 The House Judiciary Election Laws subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits courts from requiring citizens to serve on a jury on the date of a primary or general election.
Sponsor: Robert Brown House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts House Week of 02.25.2019
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H 3060 Requires that all defendants facing criminal charges with the possibility of imprisonment must be informed of their right to counselSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that all defendants in the summary courts facing criminal charges with the possibility of imprisonment must be informed of their right to counsel.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3065 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McCravy Status Date: 1/16/2019
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3066 Requires that the destruction of arrest records of persons arrested as a result of mistaken identity must occur no later than 180 days after a completed investigation02.04.2020 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that the destruction of arrest records of persons arrested as a result of mistaken identity must occur no later than 180 days after a completed investigation.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/12/2020
Keywords: Courts House Public Safety Week of 02.03.2020 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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H 3073 Allows clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon while on dutySummary of the bill as introduced: Allows clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon while on duty.
Sponsor: Brandon Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts House Public Safety
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H 3243 Creates a flat fee of $25 for filing certain documents with the register of deeds or clerks of court05.02.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments only make technical changes.02.26.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.20.2019 The House Judiciary Special Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only makes technical changes.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates a flat fee of $25 for filing certain documents with the register of deeds or clerks of court.
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 58 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Courts House Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3248 Requires clerks of court report to SLED the issuance of certain orders within 48 hoursSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that every clerk of court report to SLED within 48 hours the issuance of a restraining order, order of protection, order for the prevention of a possession of a firearm, orders related to domestic violence, orders related to stalking, intimidation or harassment and orders for bond.
Sponsor: Beth Bernstein House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell, Stavrinakis, Sottile Status Date: 2/28/2019
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3643 Provides immunity for advisory opinions by circuit solicitors or prosecutors requested by law enforcement as an exception to the Tort Claims ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Provides immunity for advisory opinions by circuit solicitors or prosecutors which were requested bylaw enforcement as an exception to the Tort Claims Act.
Sponsor: Edward Tallon House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.Williams Status Date: 1/29/2019
Keywords: Courts Week of 01.14.2019
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H 4212 Requires clerks of court to make certain reports to SLED within a certain time periodSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that every clerk of court report to SLED within 10 days the disposition of each case in general sessions court. The bill also requires municipal judges to report the issuance of a restraining order, order of protection, order for the prevention of possession of a firearm, convictions or orders related to domestic violence, and convictions or orders related to stalking or harassment within 48 hours of the issuance. It also requires police departments to report the filing of incident reports and various protection or restraining orders to SLED within 24 hours.
Sponsor: Leonidas Stavrinakis House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/7/2019
Keywords: Courts Week of 03.04.2019
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H 4767 Prevents a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law in this stateSummary of the bill as introduced: Prevents a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law in this state from a forum outside of the United States.
Sponsor: William Chumley House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Courts House
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S 0029 Prohibits a court or other enforcement agency from enforcing foreign law in South CarolinaSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a court or other enforcement agency from enforcing foreign law in South Carolina from a forum outside of the United States.
Sponsor: Lawrence Grooms House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts General Governance Senate
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S 0048 Reestablishes the Sentencing Reform Oversight CommitteeSummary of the bill as introduced: Reestablishes the Sentencing Reform Oversight Committee.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0050 Enacts the Drug Court Program ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Directs each circuit solicitor to establish a drug court program for adults and juveniles.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0060 Requires statements made during questioning or interrogation by a law enforcement officer to be audio or video recordedSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires statements made during questioning or interrogation by a law enforcement officer to be audio or video recorded.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Police Senate
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S 0069 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0098 Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Expands the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0101 Extends the time period for eligibility exam for magistratesSummary of the bill as introduced: Extends the time period for the validity of the examination scores for magistrates to one year before and two years after the time of the appointment.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0105 Requires magistrates and municipal judges to receive instruction on animal cruelty04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds a misdemeanor for someone who cruelly tethers an animal.01.24.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.15.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment clarifies that the governing body responsible for the shelter itself would need to adopt the standard proposed in the bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires magistrates and municipal judges to receive at least two hours of instruction on animal cruelty every four years.
Sponsor: Paul Campbell House Com: Judy Senate Com: ANR
Status: Act No. 43 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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S 0154 Requires clerks of court to make certain reports to SLED within a certain time period03.21.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that every clerk of court report to SLED within 10 days the disposition of each case in general sessions court. The bill also requires municipal judges to report the issuance of a restraining order, order of protection, order for the prevention of possession of a firearm, convictions or orders related to domestic violence, and convictions or orders related to stalking or harassment within 48 hours of the issuance. It also requires police departments to report the filing of incident reports and various protection or restraining orders to SLED within 24 hours.
Sponsor: Chauncey Gregory House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Massey, Cash Status Date: 3/15/2019
Keywords: Courts Senate Week of 03.18.2019
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S 0218 Removes the civil liability of municipal personnel who participate in community service program for probationersSummary of the bill as introduced: Removes the civil liability of municipal personnel who participate in community service program for probationers unless an injury or damages result from gross negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of the municipal personnel.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Senate Com: CP
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Senate Tort Reform
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S 0333 Exempts municipal personnel and public officials who participate in community service programs for probationers from being liable for civil damages Summary of the bill as introduced: Exempts municipal personnel and public officials who participate in community service programs for probationers from being liable for civil damages, unless the injury results from gross negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct.
Sponsor: Margie Matthews House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/23/2019
Keywords: Courts Week of 01.07.2019
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S 0341 Requires clerks of court report to SLED the issuance of certain orders within 48 hoursSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires that every clerk of court report to SLED within 48 hours the issuance of a restraining order, order of protection, order for the prevention of a possession of a firearm, orders related to domestic violence, orders related to stalking, intimidation or harassment and orders for bond.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts Week of 01.07.2019
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S 0639 Makes multiple changes to criminal penalties and sentencing guidelinesSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes multiple changes to criminal penalties and sentencing guidelines.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/19/2019
Keywords: Courts Public Safety Week of 03.11.2019
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S 0640 Requires clerks of court to make certain reports to SLED within a certain time period03.26.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment changes the language on indictments from "issuance of" to "receipt of."03.21.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that every clerk of court report to SLED within 10 days the disposition of each case in general sessions court. The bill also requires municipal judges to report the issuance of a restraining order, order of protection, order for the prevention of possession of a firearm, convictions or orders related to domestic violence, and convictions or orders related to stalking or harassment within 48 hours of the issuance. It also requires police departments to report the filing of incident reports and various protection or restraining orders to SLED within 24 hours.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/28/2019
Keywords: Courts Week of 03.11.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 03.25.2019
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S 0903 Enacts the Magistrate Reform Act of 2020Summary of the bill as introduced: Changes the current law related to the appointment, term, territorial jurisdiction, training, certification and recertification of magistrates.
Sponsor: Thomas Davis House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2020
Keywords: Courts Senate
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1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc