SC H3535 | 2023-2024 | 125th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 10 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-01-10 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Amending Section 22-1-10, Relating To Appointment Of Magistrates, So As To Reference Judicial Screening Requirements Before A Magistrate May Be Appointed; By Adding Section 2-19-115 So As To Require Candidates For The Office Of Magistrate To Be Screened By The Judicial Merit Selection Commission And Provide The Circumstances By Which Magistrates May Be Appointed By The Governor With Advice And Consent Of The Senate; By Repealing Section 22-2-10 Relating To The Optional Screening Committee To Assist In Selection Of Magistrates; And By Repealing Section 22-2-15 Relating To The Optional Special Election For Nonpartisan Preferential Selection Of Magistrates.

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Judicial Merit Selection Commission, magistrate screening



2023-01-10HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-01-10HouseIntroduced and read first time
2022-12-15HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
219115(n/a)See Bill Text
22110(n/a)See Bill Text
22210(n/a)See Bill Text
22215(n/a)See Bill Text

South Carolina State Sources

Bill Comments