Terms Used In South Carolina Code 17-9-50
- Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
- Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
The Governor of this State may, when a hearing is demanded upon any extradition for a fugitive in this State for an offense committed within any other state, appoint the Attorney General to take or cause to be taken by any person in his office the testimony offered at such hearing and report the testimony to the Governor with his recommendations thereon. Such recommendations shall not be binding upon the Governor. It shall not be necessary for the party so designated to hold such hearing to be commissioned or give bond, but the only requirement necessary is that he shall take an oath that he will fairly and impartially conduct the hearing and report the testimony and his recommendations, and when the Attorney General acts personally in such capacity no oath shall be required.