Bills Assigned to Keyword - FOIA (5)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 4/9/2021


H 3190 Removes the legislative exemption in the Freedom of Information Act02.24.2015 The House Judiciary Committee recommitted this bill back to the subcommittee.02.10.2015 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.02.04.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Removes the existing FOIA exemption for members of the General Assembly and their immediate staff.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Corley Status Date: 3/3/2015
Keywords: FOIA
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H 3191 Creates the Office of Freedom of Information Act Review with in Administrative Law Court03.15.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. There was a minority report placed on the bill.03.01.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.16.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.09.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee carried this bill over.02.03.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment provides that an appeal from the Administrative Law Court automatically halts the the FOIA production requirement. The amendment also clarifies that a public body has the ability to appeal an action to the Office of FOIA review, it adds greater flexibility to the final documentation production time and protects public bodies from FOIA requests that seek personal information for commercial solicitation.01.21.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee met and heard testimony on this bill but did not take action.05.20.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill.05.13.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.05.06.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.10.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments set attorney's fees, remove two hours of free time for records retrieval that was included in the previous versions, and specifies that the 30 day production deadline doesn't start running until the 25 percent deposit has been paid by the party submitting a request. 02.04.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the Office of Freedom of Information Act Review within Administrative Law Court and reduces the time in which a public body has to respond to requests from 15 days to ten days.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 3/17/2016
Keywords: FOIA Week of 01.18.2016 Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.08.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 02.29.2016 Week of 03.14.2016
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H 3192 Requires an agenda for meetings of a public body02.10.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments added an emergency finding requirement in order to add an item at the time of a meeting and specifies that the requirement only applies when adding an action item.02.04.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments. The amendments remove the “irreparable harm” language and allows an agenda to be amended by a 2/3 vote at the beginning of the meeting.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an agenda for all meetings of a public body and requires 2/3 of the members of the body present and voting to add an item to the agenda after the meeting begins. The bill also requires that members make a finding that irreparable harm will come to the public if the item is not added after the meeting begins.
Sponsor: Weston Newton House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 2/18/2015
Keywords: FOIA
Priority
S 0011 Requires agendas for all regularly scheduled meetings of a public body04.21.2015 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.03.25.2015 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment strikes all of the language in S11 and replaces it with the language in H3192, the House version of the bill.01.27.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.22.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment only requires 2/3 vote when adding an item that requires a vote.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a public body to provide an agenda for all regularly scheduled meetings and that items shall not be added to that agenda later than 24 hours before the meeting except by a 2/3 vote of the body.
Sponsor: Larry A. Martin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Act No. 70 Status Date: 6/18/2015
Keywords: FOIA
Passed
S 0913 Includes police vehicle mounted video and audio recordings in the Freedom of Information Act05.19.2016 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.18.2016 The House Judiciary Constiututional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes all of the language in S913 and replaces it with the language from H3191, the House bill that creates the Office of FOIA Review within the Administrative Law Court. 03.22.2016 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.17.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment matches the language to the federal standard and allows the court to determine whether a video should be redacted or withheld if it includes last words.02.18.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.02.04.2016 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Includes law enforcement vehicle-mounted video and audio recordings in the list of specific categories of information that is to be made public under the Freedom of Information Act.
Sponsor: Larry Martin House Com: Senate Com:
Status: Senate - Conference committee appointed Larry Martin, Hembree, Bright Matthews Status Date: 6/1/2016
Keywords: FOIA Senate Week of 02.01.2016 Week of 02.15.2016 Week of 03.14.2016 Week of 03.21.2016 Week of 05.16.2016
Of Interest







Municipal Association of South Carolina
1411 Gervais St., PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803.799.9574, Fax: 803.933.1299, mail@masc.sc