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A314, R360, S1172
Sponsors: Senators Knotts, Ford, Fair, Elliott, Thomas, Short, O'Dell, Reese and Anderson
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gjk\20565sd08.doc
Companion/Similar bill(s): 4698
Introduced in the Senate on March 4, 2008
Introduced in the House on April 30, 2008
Passed by the General Assembly on June 5, 2008
Governor's Action: June 11, 2008, Signed
Summary: Coroner's office
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/4/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 3/4/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-6 3/17/2008 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Martin (ch), Malloy, Campsen, Williams, Massey 4/23/2008 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-22 4/24/2008 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-81 4/24/2008 Senate Read second time SJ-81 4/29/2008 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-55 4/30/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-9 4/30/2008 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-9 6/3/2008 House Recalled from Committee on Judiciary HJ-35 6/4/2008 House Read second time HJ-73 6/5/2008 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-54 6/5/2008 Ratified R 360 6/11/2008 Signed By Governor 6/20/2008 Copies available 6/20/2008 Effective date 06/11/08 7/11/2008 Act No. 314
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A314, R360, S1172)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17-5-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FILLING OF VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE CORONER, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE VACANCIES SHALL BE FILLED AND FOR THE PERSON WHO SHALL ACT IN THE CORONER'S PLACE IF A VACANCY OR SUSPENSION IN THE OFFICE EXISTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Vacancies; person to act in place
SECTION 1. Section 17-5-50 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 52 of 2007, is further amended to read:
"Section 17-5-50. (A) Except as provided in subsection (B), in the event of a vacancy in the office of coroner, the Governor shall fill the office by appointing a qualified replacement to serve until the earlier of the following:
(1) the next general election for the office of coroner; or
(2) the next general election, in which case an election shall be to fill the unexpired term.
In either circumstance, the person appointed by the Governor shall hold office until his successor shall qualify.
(B) If a county coroner is suspended by the Governor upon the coroner's indictment or for other reasons, the chief magistrate of that county shall act as coroner until the suspended coroner is reinstated or until a coroner is elected and qualifies in the next general election for coroners, whichever occurs first.
(C) Except as provided in subsection (B), the chief deputy or second in command of the coroner's office shall act as coroner until the vacancy is filled by the Governor's appointment. While acting as coroner, the chief deputy or second in command is subject to the duties and liabilities incident to the office of coroner and shall receive the same salary as the former coroner at the time of the vacancy."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 5th day of June, 2008.
Approved the 11th day of June, 2008.
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