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Bill Number: 2193 Ratification Number: 11 Act Number 4 Introducing Body: House Subject: Fees paid by constables upon appointment
(A4, R11, H2193)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 23-1-65, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FEES PAID BY CONSTABLES UPON APPOINTMENT OR RENEWAL, SO AS TO ELIMINATE SUCH FEES FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION APPOINTED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF SUCH FEES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Subsections (A) and (B) of Section 23-1-65 of the 1976 Code, as added by Section 6, Part II, Permanent Provisions of Act 466 of 1982, are amended to read:
"(A) Commencing January 1, 1983, when making application for appointment, a nonrefundable fee of fifty dollars is required of all state constables appointed pursuant to the provisions of Section 23-1-60. Thereafter a fee of fifty dollars must be paid with each renewal application. No such fees are required of employees of the State or any political subdivision appointed in the line of duty.
(B) The fee must be paid to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The Division shall remit quarterly such fees to the state treasurer to be credited to the general fund of the State."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.