Bills Assigned to Keyword - Public Safety (54)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 7/10/2019


H 3066 Requires that the destruction of arrest records of persons arrested as a result of mistaken identity must occur no later than 180 days after a completed investigation05.07.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee adjourned debate on this bill.04.25.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that the destruction of arrest records of persons arrested as a result of mistaken identity must occur no later than 180 days after a completed investigation.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan Status Date: 1/15/2019
Keywords: Courts House Public Safety Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019 Week of 05.06.2019
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H 3073 Allows clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon while on dutySummary of the bill as introduced: Allows clerks of court to carry a concealed weapon while on duty.
Sponsor: Brandon Newton House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Courts House Public Safety
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H 3078 Adds an additional offense if a person injures a federal, state or local law enforcement officer, firefighter, corrections officer or EMS workerSummary of the bill as introduced: Adds an additional offense of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature if a person injures a federal, state or local law enforcement officer, firefighter, corrections officer or EMS worker.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins, Forrest Status Date: 1/31/2019
Keywords: Fire House Police Public Safety
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H 3104 Outlines procedures and rights for the retention and release by law enforcement of precious metals possessed by dealers and believed to be stolenSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures and rights for the retention and release by law enforcement of precious metals possessed by dealers and believed to be stolen.
Sponsor: Bill Taylor House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3176 Requires a person operating a motor vehicle which is involved in an accident that causes great bodily harm or death to submit to drug and alcohol testingSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a person operating a motor vehicle which is involved in an accident that causes great bodily harm or death to submit to drug and alcohol testing.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3275 Gives law enforcement the authority to seize a person's firearms and ammunition if the person poses a risk of imminent personal injury to himself or othersSummary of the bill as introduced: Gives law enforcement the authority to seize a person's firearms and ammunition if the person poses a risk of imminent personal injury to himself or others.
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3290 Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technology from a company that requires the purchaser to enter into a nondisclosure agreementSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technology from a company that requires the purchaser to enter into a nondisclosure agreement.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3307 Requires SLED to create a tracking system and searchable website that includes information about property seized by law enforcement and forfeited under state law05.02.2019 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes prosecutors in the reporting requirements.03.19.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.28.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires SLED to create a tracking system and searchable website that includes information about property seized by law enforcement and forfeited under state law.
Sponsor: Alan Clemmons House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/8/2019
Keywords: House Public Safety Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 03.18.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3309 Requires SLED to create and operate a statewide sexual assault kit tracking system04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.30.2019 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires SLED to create and operate a statewide sexual assault kit tracking system.
Sponsor: Gilda Cobb-Hunter House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 5/9/2019
Keywords: House Public Safety
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H 3311 Requires the driver and passengers to disclose to law enforcement officers the existence of firearms located in the vehicle during a traffic stop03.19.2019 The House Education and Public Works Motor Vehicles subcommittee adjourned debate on this bill. Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the driver and passengers to disclose to law enforcement officers the existence of firearms located in the vehicle during a traffic stop.
Sponsor: Jerry Govan House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety Week of 03.18.2019
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H 3316 Requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a mental health evaluation by the Law Enforcement Training Council before becoming certifiedSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a mental health evaluation by the Law Enforcement Training Council before becoming certified or recertified.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3317 Requires certified law enforcement officers to complete continuing education credits in diversity training annually Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires certified law enforcement officers to complete continuing education credits in diversity training annually.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.Williams Status Date: 1/29/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3355 Enacts the Driving Under the Influence of an Electronic Device or DUI-E Law02.06.2019 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.01.29.2019 The House Education and Public Works Transportation subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment increases the fine from $25 to $200. Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of driving while using an electronic device.
Sponsor: Bill Taylor House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Committed to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 3/20/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety Week of 01.28.2019 Week of 02.04.2019
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H 3356 Requires a bystander who is recording an incident scene to remain at least twelve feet away from a law enforcement officer when the officer is apprehending, arresting, searching or consulting an individual Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a bystander who is recording an incident scene to remain at least 12 feet away from a law enforcement officer when the officer is apprehending, arresting, searching or consulting an individual.
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3367 Prohibits a law enforcement officer from using excessive restraint when detaining a person, or unreasonable force while making an arrest Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a law enforcement officer from using excessive restraint when detaining a person, or unreasonable force while making an arrest.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3368 Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technology or devicesSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technology or devices, and requires any law enforcement agency currently using cell-site simulator technology to discontinue use.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3373 Provides first responders immunity from civil liability for damage resulting from providing first aid services to a domestic animal while responding to an emergencySummary of the bill as introduced: Provides first responders immunity from civil liability for damage resulting from providing first aid services to a domestic animal while responding to an emergency.
Sponsor: Chip Huggins House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: Fire House Police Public Safety
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H 3378 Allows a sheriff or local government to enforce law related to the abandonment of watercraft and outboard motors01.30.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.01.23.2019 The House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Wildlife subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment removed the language of the current bill and replaced it with language that clarifies that a watercraft identified as abandoned by the SC Department of Natural Resources may be removed by the local government or sheriff with jurisdiction at their expense.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows a sheriff or local government to enforce law related to the abandonment of watercraft and outboard motors.
Sponsor: Peter McCoy House Com: ANREA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell Status Date: 1/24/2019
Keywords: General Governance House Public Safety Week of 01.21.2019 Week of 01.28.2019
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H 3424 Allows an inmate who is confined to a state, county or municipal detention facility to have access to legal counsel when requestedSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows an inmate who confined to a state, county or municipal detention facility to have access to legal counsel when requested.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Public Safety
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H 3427 Prohibits a person from being placed under custodial arrest when charged with a traffic offense under a uniform traffic ticketSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a person from being placed under custodial arrest when charged with a traffic offense under a uniform traffic ticket.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3429 Prohibits a municipal detention facility from intercepting, recording, monitoring or divulging any communication between an inmate and his attorneySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipal detention facility from intercepting, recording, monitoring or divulging any communication between an inmate and his attorney.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/8/2019
Keywords: House Public Safety
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H 3456 Enacts the SC Constitutional Carry Act of 201902.28.2019 The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws subcommittee carried this bill over.Summary of the bill as introduced: Deletes references to a concealed weapons permit and allows a handgun to be carried by a person in a vehicle.
Sponsor: Jonathon Hill House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Jones Status Date: 5/2/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.07.2019 Week of 02.25.2019
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H 3586 Requires the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to audit a local government's emergency telephone system fund04.30.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report.04.23.2019 The Senate Judiciary Committee adopted the subcommittee amendment and carried this bill over.04.17.2018 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment includes the Sheriff's Association on the SC 911 Advisory Committee.02.28.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.02.20.2019 The House Labor, Commerce and Industry Public Utilities subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment preserves press access to certain information while protecting the personal information of alleged victims who may call, text or send video messaging containing personal information.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office to audit a local government's emergency telephone system fund; and if funds are found to be missing or used for unauthorized purposes, requires the local government to return those funds in 90 days.
Sponsor: William Sandifer House Com: LCI Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 60 Status Date: 6/5/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.14.2019 Week of 02.18.2019 Week of 02.25.2019 Week of 04.15.2019 Week of 04.22.2019 Week of 04.29.2019
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H 3590 Makes sexual conduct between an arresting law enforcement officer and a person arrested a criminal offenseSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes sexual conduct between an arresting or custodial law enforcement officer and a person arrested or within police custody a criminal offense.
Sponsor: Mandy Norrell House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Clary, Bamberg Status Date: 1/17/2019
Keywords: Police Public Safety Week of 01.14.2019
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H 3592 Requires a therapeutic transport unit for state and local law enforcement officers responsible for transporting mental health patientsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a therapeutic transport unit for state and local law enforcement officers responsible for transporting mental health patients. 
Sponsor: Gary Clary House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/15/2019
Keywords: Public Safety Week of 01.14.2019
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