SC S0597 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)
Status: Introduced on February 23 2021 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-02-23 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend Article V Of The Constitution Of South Carolina, 1895, Relating To The Judicial Department, To Provide That Supreme Court Justices, Judges On The Court Of Appeals, And Circuit Court Judges Shall Be Appointed By The Governor With The Advice And Consent Of The Senate Rather Than Being Elected By The General Assembly, And To Repeal Provisions Requiring The General Assembly To Establish A Judicial Merit Selection Commission.

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Judicial appointments by Governover with consent of Senate



2021-02-23SenateReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2021-02-23SenateIntroduced and read first time

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