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Request for Written Comments and Notice of Public Hearing
on Proposed South Carolina Criminal Rules

By order dated October 6, 2008, a Task Force was established to study and propose revisions to the South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure.   The Task Force has proposed that the current South Carolina Rules of Criminal Procedure be replaced with the attached South Carolina Criminal Rules and the Rules Advisory Committee has recommended adoption of the proposed rules.1

Persons or entities desiring to submit written comments regarding the proposed South Carolina Criminal Rules may do so by filing an original and seven (7) copies of their written comments with the Supreme Court.  The written comments must be sent to the following address:

          The Honorable Daniel E. Shearouse
          Clerk of Court
          Supreme Court of South Carolina
          P.O. Box 11330
          Columbia, South Carolina 29211

The Supreme Court must receive any written comments by Tuesday, December 29, 2009.  Additionally, the Court requests that an electronic version of the comments in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect be e-mailed to CriminalRules@sccourts.org by that same deadline.

The Court will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed South Carolina Criminal Rules on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom in Columbia, South Carolina.  Those desiring to be heard shall notify the Clerk of the Supreme Court no later than Tuesday, December 29, 2009. 

Columbia, South Carolina
December 2, 2009


1  Attached to the proposed rules is a Commentary prepared by the Task Force.  The Commentary has three attachments.