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S 0117 - Requires psychological testing as part of the certification to be a law enforcement officer

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Margie Matthews
Last Action: 1/10/2017 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires psychological testing as part of the certification to become a law enforcement officer.

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S 0117 General Bill, By M.B. Matthews and McLeod
Summary: Law Enforcement Officer certification requirements
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-60, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, SO AS TO INCLUDE AMONG THOSE REQUIREMENTS A PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST CERTIFYING THAT THE CANDIDATE FOR CERTIFICATION IS PSYCHOLOGICALLY SUITED TO PERFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT DUTIES, TO PROVIDE THAT IF A CERTIFICATE LAPSES, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST MUST BE PERFORMED BEFORE BEING REINSTATED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING IS REQUIRED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING.
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12/13/16Senate Prefiled
12/13/16Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/10/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 68)
01/10/17Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 68)



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