Bills Assigned to Keyword - Courts (15)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/13/2021


H 3282 Requires the destruction of arrest records in cases of mistaken identitySummary of the bill as introduced: Requires the destruction of arrest records of persons arrested as a result of mistaken identity no later than 180 days after an investigation by a law enforcement or prosecution agency.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Brawley Status Date: 3/16/2021
Keywords: Courts House Police
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H 3412 Outlines that arbitration procedures are only for property damage liability claims arising from motor vehicle collisionsSummary 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.
Sponsor: Marvin Pendarvis House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3423 Requires all defendants in the summary courts facing criminal charges with the possibility of prison to be informed of their right to counselSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all defendants in the summary courts facing criminal charges with the possibility of prison to 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: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts House
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H 3431 Increases the civil jurisdiction in magistrate's court to $15,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction in magistrate's court from $7,500 to $15,000.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: Courts House
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H 4268 Prohibits public bodies from disclosing personal information about jurorsSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits public bodies from disclosing names or other personally identifying information about jurors.
Sponsor: Jeffrey Johnson House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/27/2021
Keywords: Courts
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H 4283 Enacts the Judicial Emergencies Act05.05.2021 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment deletes references to SC DHEC's declaring public health emergencies and it deletes the current statute that prohibits circuit court judges from leaving the state without permission from the Chief Justice or presiding Association Justice. Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines circumstances in which judicial emergencies can be declared.
Sponsor: Christopher Murphy House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 4/28/2021
Keywords: Courts
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S 0027 Adds an assessment to civil filings in magistrates courtSummary 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. 
Sponsor: Bradley Hutto House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts Finance/Revenue/Taxes Senate
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S 0065 Increases the civil jurisdiction in magistrates courtSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction in 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: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0075 Increases the time period for a person to commence an action to recover damages for sexual abuseSummary of the bill as introduced: Raises the age limit and increases the time period for a person to commence an action against a political subdivision for alleged sexual abuse.
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0105 Increases the amount of a lien that may be enforced by a magistrates court02.24.2021 The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.10.2021 The Senate Banking and Insurance Banking subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the amount of a lien that may be enforced by a petition to a magistrate.
Sponsor: George Campsen House Com: Judy Senate Com: BI
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/9/2021
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0117 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates courtSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases 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: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0199 Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000Summary of the bill as introduced: Increases the civil jurisdiction of magistrates court from $7,500 to $10,000.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0204 Permits municipal prosecutors to conditionally discharge first-time offenders of a municipal open container offenseSummary of the bill as introduced: Permits county and municipal prosecutors to conditionally discharge first-time offenders of a county or municipal open container offense.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts Senate
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S 0206 Enhances penalties if an offense is committed against a law enforcement officerSummary of the bill as introduced: Enhances penalties if an offense is committed against a law enforcement officer.
Sponsor: Greg Hembree House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Courts Police Senate
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S 0246 Allows magistrates to serve in holdover status for no more than 14 days at the end of the termSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows magistrates to serve in holdover status for no more than 14 days at the end of the term.
Sponsor: Thomas Young House Com: Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
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