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H*4423 (Rat #0752, Act #0610 of 1990) General Bill, By  House Judiciary
    A Bill to amend Section 14-5-610, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the judicial circuits of this State and the number of circuit judges to be elected for the State, so as to authorize certain additional resident and at-large circuit judges; to amend the 1976 Code by adding Section 14-1-215 so as to permit retired judges or justices of this State to be assigned by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to preside over official proceedings in particular courts under certain conditions; to amend Section 9-8-120, relating to the authorization for justices or judges who are retired under the Judicial Retirement System to perform judicial duties in certain courts, so as to conform the provisions of this Section to the limitations contained in Section 14-1-215, and to require a retired judge or justice to make an election upon retirement as to whether or not he wishes to practice law or be eligible for appointment to serve as a judge or justice in the courts of this State in the manner authorized by law; to amend the 1976 Code by adding Section 14-1-216 so as to provide that no active family court judge may be assigned to preside over any official proceeding in the circuit court; to amend the 1976 Code by adding Section 2-19-80 so as to provide that where the screening committee finds an incumbent judge for a family court, circuit court, court of appeals, or Supreme Court judgeship not qualified for the office sought or an incumbent withdraws or dies before the election, the election for that office may not be held until additional candidates have been given an opportunity to file for election to the office, hearings on these candidates, if necessary, have been conducted, and the committee has rendered its report concerning these additional candidates; to provide that no candidate for judicial office may seek directly the pledge of a member of the General Assembly's vote until the qualifications of all candidates for that office have been determined by the screening committee, nor may a member offer the pledge until the qualifications of all candidates for that office have been determined by the screening committee; to provide that a retired judge or justice may draw retirement compensation while employed by a public institution of education under certain conditions; and to provide for the effective dates of the above provisions.-amended title
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01/18/90House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-19
01/25/90House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, January 30, 1990 HJ-31
01/25/90House Special order, set for Wednesday, January 31, 1990 at 2:30 p.m. (Under H 4496) HJ-38
01/31/90House Amended HJ-19
01/31/90House Read second time HJ-33
02/01/90House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-25
02/06/90Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-16
02/06/90Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-16
03/21/90Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-15
04/24/90Senate Amended SJ-36
05/02/90Senate Special order SJ-21
05/09/90Senate Debate interrupted SJ-37
05/10/90Senate Debate interrupted SJ-38
05/29/90Senate Debate interrupted SJ-24
05/31/90Senate Amended SJ-50
05/31/90Senate Read second time SJ-54
05/31/90Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-54
06/04/90Senate Special order SJ-19
06/05/90Senate Amended SJ-39
06/05/90Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-53
06/06/90House Senate amendment amended HJ-17
06/06/90House Returned to Senate with amendments HJ-32
06/07/90Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-33
06/07/90House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Wilkins, Gentry & Hayes HJ-29
06/07/90Senate Conference committee appointed Sens. Holland, Stilwell, Mullinax SJ-33
06/07/90House Conference report received and adopted HJ-68
06/19/90Senate Conference report received and adopted SJ-40
06/19/90Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification SJ-40
06/19/90 Ratified R 752
06/25/90 Signed By Governor
06/25/90 Effective date 07/01/91
06/25/90 Act No. 610
06/25/90 See act for exception to or explanation of effective date
07/25/90 Copies available

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