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H 3153 - Requires certain statements made during a police interrogation to be audio or video recorded

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: James Smith
Last Action: 1/16/2015 - Scrivener's error corrected
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires certain statements made during a questioning or interrogation to be audio or video recorded.

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H 3153 General Bill, By J.E. Smith and McKnight
Similar (S 0222)
Summary: Recording of interrogation by law enforcement
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-240 SO AS TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS, RELATING TO THE RECORDING OF STATEMENTS OBTAINED DURING THE QUESTIONING OR INTERROGATION CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN STATEMENTS MADE DURING QUESTIONING OR INTERROGATION MUST BE AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDED, TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MUST INSTRUCT A JURY THAT IT MAY DRAW AN ADVERSE INFERENCE FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO FAILS TO RECORD A STATEMENT AS REQUIRED, TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH A PERSON'S STATEMENT MAY BE USED FOR IMPEACHMENT PURPOSES, TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN A STATEMENT OBTAINED IN ANOTHER STATE OR BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ADMISSIBLE IN THIS STATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT AN INAUDIBLE PORTION OF A RECORDING DOES NOT RENDER IT INADMISSIBLE.
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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 117)
01/13/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 117)
01/16/15 Scrivener's error corrected



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