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H 3049 - Enacts the Law Enforcement Integrity Act

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Cezar McKnight
Last Action: 1/14/2021 - House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, J.L.Johnson
House Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires all law enforcement agencies to provide a body worn camera to officers and provide guidelines for use of body worn and dash cameras. This bill also requires SC Law Enforcement Division to provide an annual report containing information about law enforcement officer conduct.

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H 3049 General Bill, By McKnight, Robinson, Thigpen, Hosey, Henegan and J.L. Johnson
Summary: Law Enforcement Integrity Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 2 TO TITLE 23 SO AS TO ENACT THE "LAW ENFORCEMENT INTEGRITY ACT", TO REQUIRE ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES PROVIDE THEIR OFFICERS BODY-WORN CAMERAS AND PROVIDE WHEN THEY OR DASH CAMERAS MUST BE ACTIVATED, TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN FAILURE TO ACTIVATE A BODY-WORN OR DASH CAMERA IS UNLAWFUL, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RETENTION AND RELEASE OF BODY-WORN CAMERA RECORDINGS, TO PROVIDE THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION SHALL ISSUE AN ANNUAL REPORT CONTAINING INFORMATION REGARDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CONDUCT, TO PROVIDE THE TYPES OF FORCE A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MAY NOT USE IN RESPONSE TO A PROTEST OR DEMONSTRATION, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFUL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CONDUCT, TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN PHYSICAL OR DEADLY FORCE MAY BE USED, TO PROVIDE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SHALL PREVENT OR STOP ANOTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FROM USING PHYSICAL FORCE, TO PROVIDE WHEN A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MAY MAKE CONTACT WITH A PERSON AND FILE A REPORT OF THE CONTACT, AND TO PROVIDE THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SHALL PROVIDE HIS BUSINESS CARD TO A DETAINEE.
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12/09/20House Prefiled
12/09/20House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 42)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 42)
01/14/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, J.L.Johnson



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