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124Ratification Number: 43Act Number: 27Introducing Body: SenateSubject: Persons who may draw jurors
(A27, R43, S124)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-270, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERSONS WHO MAY DRAW JURORS SO AS TO ALLOW THE CLERK OF COURT TO DESIGNATE A RESPONSIBLE AND IMPARTIAL PERSON TO DRAW THE JURORS IF NO CHILD UNDER TEN OR BLIND PERSON IS PRESENT IN THE COURTROOM AND TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO BARNWELL COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Person who may draw names of jurors
SECTION 1. Section 14-7-270 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 14-7-270. When provision is made by law or by rule of court for a child under ten years of age to draw the names of the jurors for the purpose of impaneling a jury, either a person who is totally blind or a child under the age of ten years may draw the names of the jurors whenever the court may so direct with the same force and effect as a child under ten years of age. If a child under ten or a totally blind person is not present in the courtroom, the clerk of court with the approval of the presiding judge may designate a responsible and impartial person to draw the jury."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.