Each hardbound volume of the South Carolina Code Annotated is updated annually by either a supplement inserted in the back of the book called a pocket part or a separate softbound supplement shelved next to the hardbound volume.
Supplements include any amendments or repeals of statutes as well as additional research materials and cases decided since the hardbound volume was last revised. Supplements also contain new laws that do not yet appear in the hardbound volumes.
Because supplements to the South Carolina Code Annotated are published only once a year, the South Carolina General Assembly could amend or repeal a statute before a new supplement or hardbound volume is printed. Therefore, you should compare the language of the statute in the print South Carolina Code Annotated to the statute on the South Carolina Legislature's website.
The history line at the end of each statute shows when it was last amended. For example, the following Payment of Wages statute on the South Carolina Legislature website was enacted in 1986 and amended in 1990.
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Citators also provide secondary sources and cases that cite a statute.
KeyCite is the citator for Westlaw. Shepard's is the citator for Lexis. Some public libraries in South Carolina provide access to Westlaw for their patrons, while some South Carolina colleges and universities, including the University of South Carolina, provide access to Nexis Uni (by Lexis).