Current Status Bill Number:
4765Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980305Primary Sponsor: BaileyAll Sponsors: BaileyDrafted Document Number: jic\5683htc.98Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Sheriffs, qualifications of; service as constable for ten years may be substituted for education requirements
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980305 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 23-11-110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS AND ELECTIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF, SO AS TO ALLOW SERVICE FOR AT LEAST TEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS AS A STATE CONSTABLE TO SUBSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OR SUMMARY COURT JUDGE EXPERIENCE OTHERWISE REQUIRED TO SERVE AS SHERIFF.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 23-11-110(A)(5) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 459 of 1996, is further amended to read:
(a) obtained a high school diploma, its recognized equivalent in educational training as established by the State Department of Education, and have at least five years' experience as a certified law enforcement officer; or
(b) obtained a two-year associate degree and three years' experience as a certified law enforcement officer; or
(c) obtained a four-year baccalaureate degree and one year's experience as a certified law enforcement officer; or
(d) served as a summary court judge for at least ten years.; or
(e) served as a state constable for at least ten consecutive years.
For purposes of this section, a 'certified law enforcement officer' is a person who has been issued a certificate as a law enforcement officer pursuant to Section 23-6-400(D)(1)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.