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Bill Number: 276 Ratification Number: 110 Act Number 65 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Judicial sales by referees
(A65, R110, S276)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 15-39-635 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR JUDICIAL SALES OF REAL PROPERTY BY A REFEREE IN COUNTIES WHICH DO NOT HAVE A MASTER-IN-EQUITY AND TO DECLARE THAT SALES BY A REFEREE BEFORE THIS SECTION'S EFFECTIVE DATE ARE VALID.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Judicial sales by referees
SECTION 1. Article 5, Chapter 39, Title 15 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 15-39-635. In the counties which do not have a master-in-equity, judicial sales of real property which a master has authority to perform may be performed by a referee in those matters referred to him by the presiding judge of the court of common pleas, or by a referee appointed by the presiding judge for this purpose.
The provisions of law governing these sales by masters also apply to referees acting pursuant to this section. These referees have the same powers and are entitled to the same fees as masters when performing these sales.
Judicial sales of real property by referees prior to the effective date of this section, in those counties that did not have a master-in-equity and which sales a master had authority to perform, are confirmed, ratified, and declared valid."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.