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S 0218 - Removes the civil liability of municipal personnel who participate in community service program for probationers

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Margie Matthews
Last Action: 1/8/2019 - Senate - Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology
Senate Committee: CP
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the civil liability of municipal personnel who participate in community service program for probationers unless an injury or damages result from gross negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of the municipal personnel.

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S 0218 General Bill, By M.B. Matthews
Similar (S 0333)
Summary: Probationer community service supervisors
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-21-435 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PROBATION OFFICERS, COURT PERSONNEL, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL PERSONNEL, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND PRIVATE VOLUNTEERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN CERTAIN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS IN WHICH A PROBATIONER IS COMPLETING COMMUNITY SERVICE AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION ARE NOT LIABLE FOR CIVIL DAMAGES UNLESS AN INJURY OR DAMAGES RESULT FROM THE GROSS NEGLIGENCE, RECKLESSNESS, OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT OF THESE PERSONS, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IMMUNITY IS NOT GRANTED TO CERTAIN DRIVERS OR MOTORISTS, WHO BY THEIR NEGLIGENCE, INJURES A PROBATIONER ON COMMUNITY SERVICE.
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12/12/18Senate Prefiled
12/12/18Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology
01/08/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 138)
01/08/19Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 138)



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