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RULE 234

RULE 263
TIME

(a) Computation.  In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by these Rules, by order of court, or by any applicable statute, the day of the act, event, or default after which the designated period of time begins to run is not to be included.  The last day of the period so computed is to be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or a state or federal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is neither a Saturday, Sunday nor such holiday.  When the period of time prescribed or allowed is less than seven (7) days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays and holidays shall be excluded in the computation.  A half holiday shall be considered as other days and not as a holiday.  No additional time shall be allowed after service by mail or upon a statutory agent.  Rule 6(e), SCRCP, is not applicable to these rules, and no additional time shall be allowed by reason of service by mail or upon a statutory agent.

(b) Extending and Diminishing Time Prescribed by These Rules.  The time prescribed by these Rules for performing any act except the time for serving the notice of appeal under Rules 203 and 243 may be extended or shortened by the appellate court, or by any judge or justice thereof.  The time prescribed by these Rules for performing any act or taking any action may not be extended by agreement of the parties.

Amended by Order dated January 29, 2009, effective April 29, 2009, by Order of the same date.