2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 12 - Taxation
SECTION 12-39-30. Suspension and removal from office; designation of substitute.

SC Code § 12-39-30 (2013) What's This?

When any county auditor shall, during a recess of the Senate, be shown, by evidence satisfactory to the Governor, to be guilty of misconduct in office or crime or for any reason shall become incapable or legally disqualified to perform his duties, in any such case and in no other the Governor may suspend such officer and designate some suitable person to perform, temporarily, the duties of such office until the next meeting of the Senate and until the case shall be acted upon by the Senate. Such person so designated shall take the oath and give the bond required by law to be taken and given by the person duly appointed to fill such office and, in such case, the Governor shall, within ten days after the first day of the next meeting of the Senate, report to the Senate such suspension, with the evidence and reason for his action and the name of the person so designated to perform the duties of such office. If the Senate shall concur in such suspension and advise and consent to the removal of such officer, it shall so certify to the Governor, who may thereupon remove such officer, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint another person to such office. But if the Senate shall refuse to concur in such suspension such officer so suspended shall forthwith resume the functions of his office and the powers of the person so performing its duties in his stead shall cease; but the official salary and emoluments of such officer shall, during such suspension, belong to the person so performing the duties of such office and not to the officer so suspended. If in any case the Governor shall become satisfied that such suspension was made on insufficient grounds, he may at any time before reporting such suspension to the Senate as provided in this section revoke such suspension and reinstate such officer in the performance of the duties of his office.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 65-1749; 1952 Code Section 65-1749; 1942 Code Section 2701; 1932 Code Section 2701; Civ. C. '22 Section 434; Civ. C. '12 Section 382; Civ. C. '02 Section 340; G. S. 222; R. S. 273; 1881 (17) 1007; 1897 (22) 439.

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