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H 3151 General Bill, By Sheheen and Wilkins
    A Bill to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 14-7-1615 so as to define the term Attorney General or his designee for purposes of the State Grand Jury of South Carolina; by adding Section 14-7-1820 so as to give retroactive jurisdiction to the State Grand Jury; to amend Section 14-7-1630, relating to the jurisdiction and impaneling of the State Grand Jury, so as to clarify the duties of the Chief Administrative Judge; to amend Section 14-7-1660, relating to the selection of grand jurors, so as to provide that the presiding judge rather than the clerk of the grand jury shall determine the qualifications of jurors; to amend Section 14-7-1700, relating to records of the grand jury, so as to require the recording of grand jury proceedings exclusive of voting and deliberation and to clarify the access of defendants to review transcripts of grand jury proceedings; to amend Section 14-7-1720, relating to grand jury secrecy, so as to extend the secrecy rules to governmental personnel and to provide for the release of records so that defendants may review transcripts of grand jury proceedings; to amend Section 14-7-1750, relating to indictments, so as to provide that the presiding judge shall return an indictment to the appropriate county by order; and to amend Section 14-7-1780, as amended, relating to space and funding for the grand jury, so as to provide that grand jury expenses must be paid from funds appropriated to the State Budget and Control Board.
01/11/89House Introduced and read first time HJ-3
01/11/89House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-4
01/25/89House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-3
01/26/89House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, January 31, 1989 HJ-14
01/31/89House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, February 7, 1989 HJ-15
02/07/89House Tabled HJ-21

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