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H 3653 - Allows law enforcement agencies to enter into a multijurisdictional task force agreement

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Thomas Pope (R)
Last Action: 6/9/2016 - Act No. 222
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04.19.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment restricts political subdivisions from entering into mutual aid agreements for the sole purpose of "speed enforcement."
04.12.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.
04.05.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.
03.23.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment prohibits municipalities from entering into mutual aid agreements for the enforcement of municipal ordinances or for the sole purpose of speed enforcement.
02.24.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
02.09.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment resolves a conflict between counties and sheriffs.
02.04.2016 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment allows city and town councils to enter into multijurisdictional agreements once and let it stand until revoked rather than entering into an agreement each time it is needed.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes a law enforcement agency to enter into mutual aid agreements or multi jurisdictional task force agreements with other law enforcement providers as may be necessary.

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H*3653 (Rat #0253, Act #0222 of 2016) General Bill, By Pope, Quinn, Huggins, Allison, Spires, Hardee, Gagnon, Yow, Stavrinakis, H.A. Crawford, Kirby, McEachern, Anthony, Corley, Bales, Kennedy, Erickson, Hosey, Whitmire, Crosby, Southard, Tallon, McCoy, Burns, Atwater, Ballentine, Bannister, Bedingfield, Bernstein, R.L. Brown, Chumley, Clary, Collins, Felder, Finlay, Forrester, Funderburk, Gambrell, Hamilton, Herbkersman, Hicks, Hiott, Hixon, Hodges, Loftis, Long, V.S. Moss, Norman, Norrell, Pitts, Ridgeway, Riley, Sandifer, Simrill, G.R. Smith, Taylor, Thayer, Toole, Weeks, Wells, Willis, Mitchell, W.J. McLeod and Rivers
Similar (S 0302)
Summary: Law enforcement officer transfers
    AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 20, TITLE 23, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT ACT, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY" AND THE TERM "LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES", TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM "MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT", TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT ALLOWS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES, TO ALLOW POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO ENTER INTO MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONTENT OF A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT, TO SPECIFY THE OFFICIALS WHO MAY ENTER INTO AND ENFORCE A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE LEGAL RIGHTS, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN A MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; AND TO REPEAL SECTIONS 23-1-210, 23-1-215, AND 23-20-50 RELATING TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TRANSFERRING AN OFFICER TO ANOTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, AGREEMENTS BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO TRANSFER OFFICERS BETWEEN AGENCIES TO INVESTIGATE CRIME, AND THE APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO UNDER THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT ACT. - ratified title
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02/12/15House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 44)
02/12/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 44)
02/04/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Mitchell
02/10/16House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 33)
02/11/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.J.McLeod, Rivers
02/11/16House Amended (House Journal-page 72)
02/11/16House Read second time (House Journal-page 72)
02/11/16House Roll call Yeas-96 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 77)
02/11/16House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 78)
02/12/16House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 5)
02/16/16Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/16/16Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 5)
02/18/16Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Campsen, Hembree, McElveen, Turner
04/20/16Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/21/16 Scrivener's error corrected
05/12/16Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 19)
05/12/16Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 19)
05/12/16Senate Roll call Ayes-44 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 19)
05/16/16 Scrivener's error corrected
05/18/16Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 37)
05/18/16Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 37)
05/26/16House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 50)
05/26/16House Roll call Yeas-85 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 51)
06/02/16 Ratified R 253
06/03/16 Signed By Governor
06/09/16 Effective date 06/03/16
06/09/16 Act No. 222



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