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S 0281 - Establishes penalties for intentionally misrepresenting a service animal

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Scott Talley
Last Action: 6/5/2019 - Act No. 44
Senate Committee: ANR
House Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.
03.28.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendments change the criminal penalties to civil penalties that can be cited on a Uniform Traffic Ticket; amends the definition of a service animal to only dogs and miniature horses and restricts to people with a documented medical condition; defines emotional support animal; allows landlords to ask questions and request documentation.
03.14.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.
02.28.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.
02.14.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.
01.24.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee carried this bill over.
01.15.2019 The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Animal Welfare subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment incorporates ADA definitions of service animals.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a misdemeanor charge and penalties for intentionally misrepresenting a service animal. 

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S*0281 (Rat #0064, Act #0044 of 2019) General Bill, By Talley, Campbell and Martin
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    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTIONS 47-3-980 AND 47-3-990 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT INTENTIONAL MISREPRESENTATION OF A SERVICE ANIMAL IS UNLAWFUL, TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-7-10, RELATING TO OFFENSES FOR WHICH UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKETS MUST BE USED, SO AS TO ADD THE OFFENSE OF MISREPRESENTING SERVICE ANIMALS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 47-3-920 AND 47-3-970, RELATING TO TERMS DEFINED IN LAYLA'S LAW AND RESTITUTION REQUIREMENTS, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 31-21-70, RELATING TO FAIR HOUSING APPLICATIONS, SO AS TO ALLOW LANDLORDS TO ASK CERTAIN QUESTIONS REGARDING A TENANT'S OR PROSPECTIVE TENANT'S ANIMAL FOR PURPOSES OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS. - ratified title
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12/12/18Senate Prefiled
12/12/18Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
01/08/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 166)
01/08/19Senate Referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 166)
04/02/19Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Agriculture and Natural Resources (Senate Journal-page 16)
04/03/19 Scrivener's error corrected
04/03/19Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 29)
04/09/19Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 62)
04/09/19Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 62)
04/10/19 Scrivener's error corrected
04/10/19Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 80)
04/10/19Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 80)
04/10/19Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 80)
04/11/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 59)
04/11/19House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 59)
04/11/19 Scrivener's error corrected
05/02/19House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 13)
05/03/19 Scrivener's error corrected
05/08/19House Read second time (House Journal-page 124)
05/08/19House Roll call Yeas-106 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 124)
05/09/19House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 132)
05/13/19 Ratified R 64
05/16/19 Signed By Governor
05/31/19 Effective date 05/16/19
06/05/19 Act No. 44



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