Bills Assigned to Keyword - Public Safety (60)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 5/13/2021


H 3046 Requires a certified law enforcement officer to complete annual diversity trainingSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a certified law enforcement officer 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: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3047 Requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a mental health evaluation before being certifiedSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a mental health evaluation before being certified or recertified. This bill also requires the Law Enforcement Training Council to conduct the evaluation.
Sponsor: John King House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3049 Enacts the Law Enforcement Integrity ActSummary 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.
Sponsor: Cezar McKnight House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3050 Requires a noncertified law enforcement officer to be accompanied by a certified law enforcement officer04.20.2021 The House Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds several components from H3791, the PACT Act, including language related to failure to intervene, chokeholds, minimum standards for local agencies and compliance.04.14.2021 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires a noncertified law enforcement officer to be accompanied by a certified law enforcement officer while performing duties. 
Sponsor: Dennis Moss House Com: Judy Senate Com: Judy
Status: Scrivener's error corrected Status Date: 5/13/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3066 Enacts Fargo's and Hyco's LawSummary of the bill as introduced: Increases penalties for wilfully or maliciously torturing, mutilating, injuring, disabling, poisoning or killing a police dog or horse.
Sponsor: Neal Collins House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McGinnis Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3083 Designates certain individuals as first respondersSummary of the bill as introduced: Designates law enforcement officers, volunteer and paid firefighters, corrections officers, public safety telecommunicators, emergency medical technicians, responders or paramedics, and individuals who perform emergency management services as first responders.
Sponsor: Paula Rawl Calhoon House Com: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: Fire House Police Public Safety
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H 3092 Creates the SC Department of Law Enforcement and Public SafetySummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a new administrative agency of state government called the SC Department of Law Enforcement and Public Safety that includes a Division of Public Safety and a State Law Enforcement Division.
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Caskey Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3137 Allows a municipal law enforcement agency to use an automatic license plate reader systemSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows a municipal law enforcement agency to use an automatic license plate reader system in certain locations.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: EdPW Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3138 Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technologySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing or using cell-site simulator technology or devices.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3150 Prohibits a law enforcement agency from purchasing cell-site simulator technology from a company that requires 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: LCI Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety Telecommunications
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H 3159 Prohibits a municipal detention facility from monitoring communication between an inmate and attorneySummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits a municipal detention facility from intercepting, recording, monitoring or divulging any communication between inmates and their attorneys.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: General Governance House Public Safety
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H 3300 Makes changes to forfeiture proceduresSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows forfeiture proceedings to be held in magistrate's court if the property seized does not exceed $7,500.
Sponsor: Todd Rutherford House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3370 Enacts the Community-Law Enforcement Partnership for Deflection and Substance Use Disorder Treatment ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Authorizes law enforcement agencies to establish deflection programs in partnership with treatment facilities and community organizations to facilitate substance use disorder treatment.
Sponsor: David Weeks House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/12/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3409 Creates a Police Brutality Citizens Review Committee in every countySummary of the bill as introduced: Creates a 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 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3466 Develops procedures for a fire department to be reimbursed for training a firefighter when the firefighter leaves the job05.13.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment caps the training reimbursement at $1,000 for volunteer firefighters only. 05.05.2021 The Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Professions and Occupations subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report as amended. The amendment adds emergency medical technicians in the reimbursement training costs and also clarifies that the cost can only be reimbursed if the training occurred within the first two years of employment. The amendment also deletes "mandatory training" and replaces it with "training."03.03.2021 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee gave this bill a favorable report.02.24.2021 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee did not pass this bill out of committee. 02.11.2021 The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Military, Local Government and Public Affairs subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report.Summary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures for a fire department that assumes the cost of training a firefighter to be reimbursed for the training costs by other fire departments that subsequently hire the firefighter. 
Sponsor: Steven Long House Com: MMPMA Senate Com: LCI
Status: Senate - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry Status Date: 4/8/2021
Keywords: Fire House Public Safety
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H 3563 Prohibits the destruction or deletion of data from a body-worn camera Summary 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, internal police investigation, civil action or potential civil action. 
Sponsor: Ivory Thigpen House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson Status Date: 1/13/2021
Keywords: House Police Public Safety
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H 3619 Criminal Asset Forfeiture ActSummary of the bill as introduced: Outlines procedures for the forfeiture of money, property and other assets. 
Sponsor: Thomas Pope House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Willis, Jones Status Date: 2/2/2021
Keywords: General Governance Public Safety
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H 3665 Prohibits the deletion or destruction of data from a body-worn cameraSummary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits the deletion or destruction of data from a body-worn camera with the intent to alter or influence a criminal action, investigation or civil action. 
Sponsor: Rosalyn Henderson-Myers House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety
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H 3667 Requires a law enforcement agency with a high concentration of minority residents to make efforts to hire minority law enforcement officersSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a law enforcement agency with a high concentration of minority residents to make efforts to hire, recruit, retain and promote minority law enforcement officers.
Sponsor: Rosalyn Henderson-Myers House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety
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H 3668 Requires a local government body to establish a Law Enforcement Civilian Review BoardSummary of the bill as introudced: Requires a local government body to establish a Law Enforcement Civilian Review Board and provide for its responsibilities. 
Sponsor: Rosalyn Henderson-Myers House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety
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H 3687 Makes it illegal for a law enforcement officer or a paramedic to inject ketamine into a criminal suspectSummary of the bill as introduced: Makes it illegal for a law enforcement officer or a paramedic to inject ketamine into a criminal suspect as a means to incapacitate the suspect.
Sponsor: Jerry Govan House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/14/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety
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H 3723 Requires certain law enforcement officers to complete continuing education credits in racial sensitivity Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires certain law enforcement officers to complete continuing law enforcement education credits in racial sensitivity over a three-year recertification period.
Sponsor: Rosalyn Henderson-Myers House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/27/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety
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H 3724 Allows the director of the SC Law Enforcement Training Council to accept applicants with an associate degreeSummary of the bill as introduced: Allows the director of the SC Law Enforcement Training Council to accept applicants for training as a law enforcement officer with an associate degree or is enrolled in an associate degree program.
Sponsor: Rosalyn Henderson-Myers House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/27/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety
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H 3725 Requires a law enforcement agency to submit psychiatric examination results to the SC Law Enforcement Training Council for officer candidatesSummary of the bill as introduced: Requires a law enforcement agency to submit psychiatric examination results to the SC Law Enforcement Training Council for candidates for law enforcement certification.
Sponsor: Rosalyn Henderson-Myers House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/27/2021
Keywords: Police Public Safety
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H 3728 Creates the offense of threatening to kill or inflict bodily harm to a public officialSummary of the bill as introduced: Creates the offense of threatening to kill or inflict bodily harm to a public official, public employee, teacher, principal or immediate family member when the threat is accompanied by an overt act.
Sponsor: Max Hyde House Com: Judy Senate Com:
Status: House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary Status Date: 1/27/2021
Keywords: General Governance Public Safety
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