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H 3586 - Requires the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to audit a local government's emergency telephone system fund

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: William Sandifer (R)
Last Action: 6/5/2019 - Act No. 60
House Committee: LCI
Senate Committee: Judy
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.30.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.
04.23.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee adopted the subcommittee amendment and carried this bill over.
04.17.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes the Sheriff's Association on the SC 911 Advisory Committee.
02.28.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.
02.20.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment preserves press access to certain information while protecting the personal information of alleged victims who may call, text or send video messaging containing personal information.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to audit a local government's emergency telephone system fund; and if funds are found to be missing or used for unauthorized purposes, requires the local government to return those funds in 90 days.

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H*3586 (Rat #0080, Act #0060 of 2019) General Bill, By Sandifer and Forrester
Summary: Public Safety Communications Center
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS REGARDING THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER, SO AS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-20, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS THAT PERTAIN TO A 911 SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING AND UPDATING A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC 911 AND NEXTGEN 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) SYSTEM, AND TO REVISE THE STANDARDS THAT GOVERN THE OPERATION OF 911 AND NG9-1-1 SYSTEMS; TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-40, RELATING TO 911 CHARGES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED UPON EACH LOCAL EXCHANGE ACCESS FACILITY SUBSCRIBED TO BY TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBERS WHOSE LOCAL EXCHANGE ACCESS LINES ARE IN THE AREA SERVED OR WHICH WOULD BE SERVED BY THE 911 SERVICE, SO AS TO REVISE THE LIST OF ITEMS THAT MAY BE FUNDED WITH THESE CHARGES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-50, RELATING TO SUBSCRIBER BILLING FOR THE PROVISION OF 911 SERVICE, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE "EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM" FUND MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE ANNUAL AUDIT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, TO PROVIDE THAT UPON THE FINDING OF INAPPROPRIATE USE OF 911 FUNDS PURSUANT TO AN AUDIT, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT MUST RESTORE THOSE FUNDS WITHIN NINETY DAYS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE A COPY OF THE AUDITED REPORT, TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS MAY BE WITHHELD FROM A LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE AUDIT PROVISIONS, AND TO REVISE THE PURPOSE FOR LEVYING A CMRS 911 CHARGE; TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-60, RELATING TO A LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDING STANDARD ADDRESSES FOR THEIR RESIDENTS BEFORE ENHANCED 911 IS PLACED IN SERVICE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE SHALL DESIGNATE ONE OFFICE WITHIN EACH COUNTY AS THE ADDRESSING OFFICIAL; TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-65, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE CREATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA 911 ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SO AS TO INCREASE ITS RESPONSIBILITIES, TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF ITS MEMBERSHIP, TO REVISE THE PROCESS OF APPOINTING MEMBERS, TO PROVIDE ITS MEMBERS COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES, TO INCREASE AND REVISE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE REVENUE AND FISCAL AFFAIRS OFFICE AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-75, RELATING TO CERTAIN 911 INFORMATION THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT OR DISCLOSURE, SO AS TO PROVIDE A LOCAL GOVERNMENT MAY EXEMPT CERTAIN INFORMATION FROM DISCLOSURE AND TO DEFINE THE TERM "IDENTIFYING INFORMATION"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 23-47-80, RELATING TO PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH UNLAWFULLY PLACING A 911 CALL, SO AS MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES. - ratified title
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01/15/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 74)
01/15/19House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 74)
02/28/19House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 51)
03/04/19 Scrivener's error corrected
03/06/19House Amended (House Journal-page 41)
03/06/19House Read second time (House Journal-page 41)
03/06/19House Roll call Yeas-94 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 45)
03/07/19House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 8)
03/07/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
03/07/19Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
03/07/19 Scrivener's error corrected
04/10/19Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Gambrell (ch), Hutto, Massey, Sabb, Climer
04/30/19Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 14)
05/01/19 Scrivener's error corrected
05/08/19Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 90)
05/09/19Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 13)
05/09/19Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 13)
05/09/19House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 164)
05/09/19House Roll call Yeas-98 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 166)
05/13/19 Ratified R 80
05/16/19 Signed By Governor
05/31/19 Effective date 05/16/19
06/05/19 Act No. 60



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