The Supreme Court of South Carolina
RE: Rule Amendments
On January 31, 2013, the following orders1 were submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to Article V, § 4A of the South Carolina Constitution.
(1) An order amending Rule 4 of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure (SCRCP) and Rule 6 of the South Carolina Rules of Magistrates Court (SCRMC);
(2) An order amending the South Carolina Court-Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules;
(3) An order amending the South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure.
A copy of these orders is attached. Since ninety days have passed since submission without rejection by the General Assembly, the amendments contained in the above orders are effective immediately.
s/Jean H. Toal C.J.
s/Costa M. Pleicones J.
s/Donald W. Beatty J.
s/John W. Kittredge J.
s/Kaye G. Hearn J.
1 An order amending Rule 16 and Rule 19 of the South Carolina Rules of Magistrates Court was withdrawn from consideration.
Columbia, South Carolina
May 1, 2013