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H 3048 - SC Whistleblower and Public Employee Protection Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Laurie Funderburk
Last Action: 1/13/2015 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Eliminates the $2,000 cap on rewards for whistleblowers and removes the one year limitation on the period when the employee is protected from adverse employment actions.

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H 3048 General Bill, By Funderburk, McKnight and M.S. McLeod
Similar (S 0207, H 3202)
Summary: S.C. Whistleblower and Public Employee Protection Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 8-27-05 SO AS TO ENTITLE CHAPTER 27 THE "SOUTH CAROLINA WHISTLEBLOWER AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PROTECTION ACT"; TO AMEND SECTION 8-27-20, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO REWARDS FOR REPORTS RESULTING IN SAVINGS, SO AS TO ELIMINATE THE TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR CAP ON REWARDS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 8-27-30, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CIVIL ACTIONS AGAINST AN EMPLOYING PUBLIC BODY FOR RETALIATION AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE WHO REPORTS A VIOLATION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION, SO AS TO REMOVE THE ONE-YEAR LIMITATION ON THE PERIOD DURING WHICH THE EMPLOYEE IS PROTECTED FROM ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL REMEDIES.
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12/11/14House Prefiled
12/11/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 77)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 77)



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