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H 3593 - Eliminates the authority of police chief and their officers to perform certain pyrotechnic inspections

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Jimmy Bales (D)
Last Action: 2/16/2017 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Long
House Committee: LCI
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates the authority of police chiefs and their officers to perform certain inspections and turns over those duties to the State Board of Pyrotechnic Safety.

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H 3593 General Bill, By Bales, Clemmons and Long
Summary: Pyrotechnic Safety Board
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF PYROTECHNIC SAFETY, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS MAKING THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL AN OFFICIAL CONSULTANT TO THE BOARD AUTHORIZED TO ATTEND ALL MEETINGS, AND TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL TO THE BOARD IS BASED ON THE REQUEST OF THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-20, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS CONCERNING THE BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE A NECESSARY DEFINITION; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-35, RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS FROM PARTIES REQUIRED TO RECEIVE LICENSURE BY THE BOARD, SO AS TO INCLUDE INSPECTORS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-50, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT PROVIDED TO THE BOARD BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL APPOINT TWO INSPECTORS TO WORK SOLELY FOR THE BOARD TO INSPECT LICENSEES FOR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE, TO PROVIDE THE APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE THE APPOINTEES SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD WITH RENEWABLE TERM APPOINTMENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-70, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD HAS SOLE AUTHORITY TO DISCIPLINE LICENSEES AND TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS RELATING TO PYROTECHNICS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-80, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF FIRE CHIEFS AND THEIR INSPECTORS, SHERIFFS, POLICE CHIEFS AND THEIR OFFICERS, AND AGENTS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION TO PERFORM CERTAIN INSPECTIONS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THIS AUTHORITY AND PLACE IT WITH INSPECTORS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-115, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF ITS JURISDICTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-56-200, RELATING TO REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD HAS SOLE AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE SUCH REGULATIONS, TO PROVIDE LIMITED EFFECTS ON FIRE CODES AND REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, TO PROVIDE FIREWORKS BUSINESSES CONDUCTING BUSINESS ON JANUARY 1, 2018, ARE NOT REQUIRED TO INSTALL SPRINKLERS IN THEIR FACILITIES.
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01/25/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 38)
01/25/17House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 38)
02/07/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clemmons
02/16/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Long



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