Bills Assigned to Keyword - Public Safety (50)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/30/2024


H 3036 Creates the offense of unlawful trackingSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of unlawful tracking and defines the term "tracking device."
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Courts House Public Safety
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H 3045 Provides for the expedited return of certain seized property and money when forfeiture proceedings have not been institutedSummary of the bill as introduced: Provides for the expedited return of certain seized property and money when forfeiture proceedings have not been instituted or charges have not been filed within 30 days of the seizure.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3263 Creates a Police Brutality Citizens Review Committee in every countySummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a Police Brutality Citizens Review Committee in every county to investigate instances of alleged police brutality and publish a report. 
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3346 Requires all law enforcement agencies to employ or maintain contracts with licensed mental health professionalsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all law enforcement agencies to employ or maintain contracts with licensed mental health professionals.
Sponsor: Jermaine Johnson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3347 Allows people who are subjects in data recorded by a body-worn cameras to request and receive the dataSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows people who are subjects in data recorded by a body-worn cameras to request and receive the data without pursuing action under the Rules of Criminal Procedure or Civil Procedure.
Sponsor: Jermaine Johnson House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3352 Requires law enforcement officers to complete annual continuing law enforcement education credits in diversity trainingSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires law enforcement officers to complete annual continuing law enforcement education credits in diversity training.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3353 Requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a mental health evaluation before they can become certifiedSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a mental health evaluation conducted by the Law Enforcement Training Council before they can become certified or recertified.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3359 Defines the term "utility terrain vehicle" and outlines the registration and operation of these vehicles on highways and streets05.01.2024 A Senate Transportation subcommittee carried this bill over.04.16.2024 A Senate Transportation subcommittee carried this bill over.03.28.2023 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.28.2023 The House Education and Public Works Motor Vehicles subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Defines the term "utility terrain vehicle" and outlines the registration and operation of these vehicles on highways and streets.
Sponsor: Russell Ott House Com: EdPW Senate Com: Tran
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Transportation Status Date: 4/4/2023
Keywords: House Public Safety Transportation
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H 3394 Enacts the SC Hands-Free and Distracted Driving ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a person who is operating a motor vehicle on any public highway in the state from holding a mobile device, texting from a mobile device or watching anything on a mobile device.
Sponsor: Bill Taylor House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: White Status Date: 5/16/2023
Keywords: House Public Safety
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H 3411 Prohibits motor vehicle modifications that result in a motor vehicle's front fender being raisedSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits motor vehicle modifications that result in a motor vehicle's front fender being raised 4 or more inches above the height of the rear fenders.
Sponsor: Kevin Hardee House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 House Public Safety
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H 3413 Allows the millage rate limitation to be suspended and millage rate increased to purchase equipment for law enforcement, fire rescue and EMSSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the millage rate limitation to be suspended and millage rate increased to purchase equipment and make expenditures to improve law enforcement, fire rescue and EMS. This bill also requires a minimum salary for law enforcement and expenditures for body-worn cameras and post-traumatic stress disorder services.
Sponsor: Christopher Wooten House Com: WM Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/31/2023
Keywords: Finance/Revenue/Taxes House Police Public Safety
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H 3414 Prohibits motor vehicle modifications that result in a motor vehicle's front fender being raised03.28.2023 The House Education and Public Works Committee gave this bill a favorable report.03.28.2023 The House Education and Public Works Motor Vehicles subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits motor vehicle modifications that result in a motor vehicle's front fender being raised 4 or more inches above the height of the rear fenders.
Sponsor: Christopher Wooten House Com: EdPW Senate Com: Tran
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 4/5/2023
Keywords: House Public Safety Transportation
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H 3476 Creates the offense of fentanyl-induced homicideSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of fentanyl-induced homicide and adds fentanyl-induced homicide in the statute of violent crimes.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/31/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 House Public Safety
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H 3496 Allows candidates for certification as a law enforcement officer to hold a driver's license from South Carolina or a contiguous stateSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows candidates for certification as a law enforcement officer to hold a driver's license from South Carolina or a contiguous state.
Sponsor: Heath Sessions House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3503 Creates an offense for trafficking in fentanyl05.09.2023 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee.05.04.2023 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes the House language in the bill and replaces it with Senate language. An additional amendment adds language that includes penalties for felony gun possession charges.01.24.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. The full committee amended the first and second offense sentencing language further.01.24.2023 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment strikes homicide by fentanyl language, removes mandatory minimum sentences and alters sentencing guidelines for first and second offenses. 01.19.2023 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee met and heard testimony but did not take action on this bill.Summary of the bill as introduced: Creates an offense for trafficking in fentanyl.
Sponsor: Doug Gilliam House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 72 Status Date: 6/17/2023
Keywords: Advocacy Initiatives 2023 House Public Safety
Passed
H 3516 Provides conditions for when a county may authorize the maintenance or improvements of private roadsSummary of the bill as introduced: Provides conditions for when a county may authorize the maintenance or improvements of private roads.
Sponsor: Michael Rivers House Com: MMPMA Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard, Williams, Henegan, Hosey, Cobb-Hunter, Jefferson, Anderson, Kirby Status Date: 2/8/2023
Keywords: House Public Safety Transportation
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H 3530 Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to adopt and maintain written policies on taser and stun gunsSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to adopt and maintain written policies on taser and stun gun use that meets or exceeds the model policy developed by the SC Law Enforcement Training Council.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 1/31/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3541 Prohibits law enforcement officers from using excessive force when detaining or arresting a personSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits law enforcement officers from using excessive force when detaining or arresting a person.
Sponsor: JA Moore House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3543 Enacts the Law Enforcement Officers Helping Alleviate Lawful Obstruction ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires bystanders to remain at least 12 feet away from law enforcement officers when the officers are apprehending, arresting, searching or consulting an individual when the bystanders are recording the officers.
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3545 Prohibits the destruction or deletion of data from a body-worn cameraSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the destruction or deletion of data from a body-worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, investigation or civil action.
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henderson-Myers Status Date: 2/28/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3560 Enacts the Red Flags Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Gives authority to law enforcement officers to seize a person's firearms and ammunition if the person poses a risk of imminent self-injury or injury others.
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/10/2023
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3594 Enacts the SC Constitutional Carry/Second Amendment Preservation Act of 202303.05.2024 The Conference Committee agreed on a version of this bill and reported the bill out to the House and Senate.02.14.2023 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds mandatory minimum sentences for the amount of time loss to carry for violations of the bill. The amendment also includes an expungement provision, maintains authority of private detectives to carry and allows clerks of court to carry. 02.08.2023 The House Judiciary General Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment addresses unlawful possession of a firearm.Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows anyone to carry a handgun, whether concealed or not, without a permit.
Sponsor: Bobby Cox House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Act No. 111 Status Date: 3/14/2024
Keywords: Public Safety
Passed
H 3612 Enacts the South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2023Summary of the bill as introduced: Allows anyone to carry a handgun, whether concealed or not, without a permit.
Sponsor: Thomas Beach House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gibson Status Date: 1/31/2023
Keywords: General Governance Public Safety
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H 3822 Enacts the First Responders Protection Act Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires that certain injured first responders be paid by the employer on the same basis as before the injury.
Sponsor: Marvin Smith House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Landing Status Date: 5/9/2023
Keywords: Employment/Personnel Public Safety
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H 3904 Outlines increased penalties and punishments for possession and trafficking fentanylSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines increased penalties and punishments for possession and trafficking fentanyl.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 2/28/2023
Keywords: Courts Police Public Safety
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