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H 4404 - Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to develop a policy regarding the use of tasers and stun guns

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: JA Moore
Last Action: 5/13/2021 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires state and local law enforcement agencies to develop and maintain a written policy regarding the use of tasers and stun guns that meets or exceeds the policy developed by the SC Law Enforcement Training Council. 

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H 4404 General Bill, By J. Moore and Pendarvis
Summary: David Martin Retirement
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-250, SO AS TO REQUIRE STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO ADOPT AND MAINTAIN A WRITTEN POLICY REGARDING THE USE OF TASER DEVICES OR STUN GUNS THAT MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE MODEL POLICY TO BE DEVELOPED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL; TO REQUIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO DOCUMENT EACH USE OF A TASER DEVICE OR STUN GUN; TO REQUIRE EACH STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY DETAILING THE USE OF TASER DEVICES OR STUN GUNS; TO REQUIRE THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY TO POST THE ANNUAL REPORTS REGARDING TASER DEVICE OR STUN GUN USAGE ON ITS INTERNET WEBSITE; AND TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL TO DEVELOP AND PROMULGATE A MODEL POLICY PROVIDING GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF TASER DEVICES OR STUN GUNS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
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05/13/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 38)
05/13/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 38)



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