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HouseBill Number: 5063Primary Sponsor: JaskwhichCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Circuit court jury listsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: GJK/20761SD.94Introduced Date: 19940412Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940412Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Jaskwhich Wilkins FairType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 5063 House 19940412 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-130, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PREPARATION OF CIRCUIT COURT JURY LISTS FROM A TAPE OF THOSE PERSONS HOLDING A VALID SOUTH CAROLINA DRIVER'S LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD, SO AS TO DELETE THIS PROVISION AND PROVIDE THAT THESE JURY LISTS MUST BE PREPARED BY THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSION FROM THE NAMES OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 14-7-130 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Section 256 of Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 14-7-130. In November of every year, the Department of Revenue and Taxation shall furnish the State Election Commission a computer tape of the name, address, date of birth, social security number, sex, and race of persons who are over the age of eighteen years and citizens of the United States residing in each county who hold a valid South Carolina driver's license or an identification card issued pursuant to Section 57-3-910. In December of every year, the State Election Commission shall furnish a jury list to county jury commissioners consisting of a tape or list derived by merging from the list of registered voters in the county with county residents appearing on the tape furnished by the department, but only those licensed drivers and identification cardholders who are eligible to register to vote may be included in the list. Prior to furnishing the list, the commission shall make every effort to eliminate duplicate names and names of persons disqualified from registering to vote or voting pursuant to the laws and Constitution of this State. As furnished to the jury commissioners by the State Election Commission, the list or tape constitutes the roll of eligible jurors in the county. Expenses of the Department of Revenue and Taxation and State Election Commission in implementing this section must be borne by these agencies it."
SECTION 2. The jury list for a county shall continue to be derived from those eligible persons holding a valid South Carolina driver's license or identification card until December, 1994, at which time the jury list furnished to the jury commissioners of a county and derived from the list of registered voters in the county shall be used.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.