South Carolina General Assembly
104th Session, 1981-1982

Bill 2368

                    Current Status

BillNumber:                2368
Ratification Number:       17
Act Number:                254
Introducing Body:          House
Subject:                   Marion Court Library Commission created

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(A254, R17, S2368)


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Marion Court Library Commission created

SECTION 1. There is hereby created the "Marion Court Library Commission", consisting of three members who shall be appointed by the Marion County Bar Association from its practicing members in good standing. The first commissioners shall be appointed for terms of one, two and three years, respectively, and their successors for terms of three years each. Each shall hold office until his successor has been appointed. Vacancy in an unexpired term shall be filled in the same manner for the unexpired portion of the term only. All commissioners shall serve without pay, and shall not serve consecutively more than two terms.

Officers and meetings

SECTION 2. The commission shall organize by the election of a chairman, secretary and such other officers as may be deemed expedient. Its meetings shall be held at the call of the chairman or a majority of its members.

Powers and duties

SECTION 3. The commission shall establish and exercise exclusive control over a law library in Marion County to be known as the "Marion Court Library". It shall maintain the library for the use and benefit of the courts of Marion County and the judges thereof, visiting judges, judges of other courts resident in Marion County, the officials of Marion County and the members of the Marion County Bar Association as hereinafter provided. The commission shall make and promulgate such rules, regulations and orders providing for the use, management, control and operation of the library as it may deem proper and advisable. It may accept donations of books, funds and other property for the use and benefit of the library, dispose of books and other equipment unnecessary or obsolete, purchase books and other necessary material and make any expenditure which it may deem reasonable and necessary for the proper upkeep and orderly management of the library, including a reasonable salary for a librarian. Funds received shall be deposited in and disbursed from the Marion Court Library Fund as provided in this act.


SECTION 4. The County Council of Marion County shall provide suitable housing for the library.

Rules and regulations-use of funds

SECTION 5. The commission shall form rules and regulations permitting the use of the library by the members of the Marion County Bar Association who are in good standing. One of such regulations shall require the payment of an annual charge to be determined by the commission; and no member of the bar shall be permitted to use the library until this has been paid. The commission may fix and assess fines for violation of the rules and regulations promulgated for the operation of the library and may deny the use thereof to any member of the bar failing to comply therewith. All funds derived under this section shall be deposited to and disbursed from the Marion Court Library Fund. These particular funds shall be used by the commission for the purchase of books, legal periodicals and other necessary library supplies and equipment; any balance remaining after such expenditures may be used for operating expenses of the library.

Funding-magistrate court fees

SECTION 6. In order to provide for the extension, maintenance and support of the law library, the sum of two dollars shall be taken from each fine imposed in magistrates' court in Marion County. Each magistrate in the county shall monthly forward the amount collected from each fine under this section to the clerk of court of the county. This fund shall be set apart and designated as the Marion Court Library Fund. It shall be deposited by the clerk of court in a bank designated for that purpose by the committee and shall be used solely for the purpose of extending, maintaining and operating the library. All checks on this account shall be drawn and signed by the chairman and secretary of the Marion Court Library Commission.

Annual reports

SECTION 7. The commission shall make annual reports to the Marion County Bar Association on the conduct of the library, including a detailed statement as to the receipt and disbursement of funds, such statement as to show each voucher issued against the Marion Court Library Fund, the amount thereof, to whom issued and any balance remaining at the end of the year.

Time effective

SECTION 8. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.

Vetoed by the Governor March 2, 1981.

Veto overridden by the House of Representatives March 4, 1981.

Veto overridden by the Senate March 31, 1981.