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  • Introduced
    Feb 14, 2024
  • Passed Senate
    Mar 19, 2024
  • Passed House
    May 08, 2024
  • Signed into Law
S 1046
South Carolina Senate Bill
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A BILL TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-10, RELATING TO JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION, APPOINTMENT, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TERMS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION MEMBERS, INITIAL TERMS, AND SUBSEQUENT TERMS, TO AMEND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT, EXCEPT THOSE FIRST APPOINTED, THE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE SENATE PRESIDENT, THE SENATE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, AND THE HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN SHALL SERVE AN INITIAL TERM OF TWO YEARS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO NOMINEE MAY BE A FAMILY MEMBER OF A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE JUDICIAL MERIT SELECTION COMMISSION; BY ADDING SECTION 2-19-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-20, RELATING TO INVESTIGATION BY COMMISSION AND PUBLICATION OF VACANCIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE CRITERIA FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF JUDICIAL CANDIDATES; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-30, RELATING TO HEARINGS AND EXECUTIVE SESSION, SO AS TO REQUIRE ALL PUBLIC HEARINGS BE LIVE STREAMED; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-70, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST DUAL OFFICES, PRIVILEGES OF THE FLOOR, AND PLEDGES, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN FLOOR PRIVILEGES AND PROHIBITIONS FOR CANDIDATES AND ESTABLISHING SET TIMES FOR THE RELEASE OF REPORTS AND THE SEEKING OF PLEDGES AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE FORMAL RELEASE OF THE REPORT OF QUALIFICATIONS SHALL OCCUR NO EARLIER THAN TWELVE DAYS AFTER NOMINEES HAVE BEEN RELEASED TO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-80, RELATING TO NOMINATION OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHALL BE RELEASED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; BY AMENDING SECTION 2-19-90, RELATING TO THE APPROVAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN JOINT SESSION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CANDIDATE MUST RECEIVE A MAJORITY VOTE OF EACH HOUSE; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 22-1-10, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT, TERMS AND TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNOR SHALL RECEIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE FULL LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION OF THE COUNTY THE MAGISTRATE WILL SERVE.
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House • May 09, 2024: Conference committee appointed W Newton, Caskey, Stavrinakis

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    NO: 104

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    • May 09, 2024 | House
      • Conference committee appointed W Newton, Caskey, Stavrinakis
    • May 09, 2024 | Senate
      • Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Rankin, Malloy, Massey
    • May 09, 2024 | House
      • Non-concurrence in Senate amendment
      • Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-104
    • May 08, 2024 | Senate
      • Amended
      • Roll call Ayes-45 Nays-0
      • Returned to House with amendments
    • May 08, 2024 | House
      • Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments
    • May 07, 2024 | House
      • Amended
      • Read second time
      • Roll call Yeas-112 Nays-6
    • May 06, 2024 | legislature
      • Scrivener's error corrected
    • May 02, 2024 | House
      • Requests for debate-Rep(s). Ott, Hiott, B Newton, Felder, Carter, W Newton, O'Neal, Ligon, Session, Harris, T Moore, Magnuson, Guest, BL Cox, Cromer, Oremus, West, Anderson, Hewitt, Hosey, Kirby, JA Moore Cobb-Hunter, Spann-Wilder, Bauer, Robbins, Whitmire, Brewer, White, Chumley, Dilliard, W Jones, Wheeler, Weeks, May, Killmartin, Wetmore, Stavreinakis, Ballentine, Wooten, Caskey, Hager, McDaniel, Herbkersman
    • May 01, 2024 | House
      • Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
    • Mar 20, 2024 | House
      • Introduced and read first time
      • Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    • Mar 19, 2024 | Senate
      • Read third time and sent to House
      • Roll call Ayes-44 Nays-0
    • Mar 19, 2024 | legislature
      • Scrivener's error corrected
    • Mar 14, 2024 | Senate
      • Amended
      • Read second time
      • Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0
    • Mar 07, 2024 | Senate
      • Debate interrupted
    • Mar 06, 2024 | Senate
      • Debate interrupted
    • Mar 01, 2024 | legislature
      • Scrivener's error corrected
    • Feb 29, 2024 | Senate
      • Debate interrupted
    • Feb 28, 2024 | Senate
      • Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
      • Special order, set for February 28, 2024
      • Roll call Ayes-31 Nays-11
    • Feb 15, 2024 | legislature
      • Scrivener's error corrected
    • Feb 14, 2024 | Senate
      • Introduced and read first time
      • Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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