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SCPBA 120th General Assembly Session Summary June 2014

Bills of Interest Passed this session
 
S 1001 Criminal Justice Academy
Introduced: 2/5/2014
RATIFIED (R144) Signed by Gov (3-13-14)
This bill approves regulations on officer and 911employee training at Justice Academy
 
H 4630 Law Enforcement Certification
Introduced: 2/6/2014
RATIFIED 5/29/14 (R259) Retroactive to January 2013
This bill would retain officer certification if absent due to work related injury
 
S 1076 Concealed Carry Fee Waiver
Introduced: 3/4/14
RATIFIED 5/29/14 (R-233) Effective 6/2/14
This bill addresses concealed carry provisions for retired officers
 
S 707 Columbia “Public Safety”
Introduced: 5/15/13
This bill would give law enforcement powers to Columbia Firefighters on limited basis.
RATIFIED 6/11/13 (R-88) VETOED by the Governor
 
 
Bills of Interest Which Died this Session
 
Labor
 
H 4390 Department of Public Safety Changes
Introduced: 1/14/2014
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would dismantle the Department of Public Safety.
 
H 4400 State Minimum Wage
Introduced: 1/14/2014
Current location: Labor, Commerce & Industry
This bill would set a minimum wage.
 
H 4519 Establish Capitol Police Force
Introduced: 1/21/2014
Current location: Senate Judiciary
This bill would establish a Capitol police agency.
 
S 808 Job Protection for Voluntary Service
Introduced: 1/14/2014
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would protect the job of employees who miss work for volunteer emergency services.
 
S 814 Prohibit Public Employee Collective Bargaining
Introduced: 1/14/2014
Current location: Labor, Commerce & Industry
This bill would prohibit any governing body from recognizing any public employee union or association with regard to collective bargaining.
 
H 4648 “Public Servant” drug testing
Introduced: 2/18/2014
Current location: Judiciary
This bill addresses mandatory drug testing for state “public servants”
 
 
Work Conditions
 
H 4496 Progressive Discipline for Public Safety Officers
Introduced: 1/15/2014
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would set up a progressive disciplinary process for Dept. of Public Safety officers.
 
H 4566 Restrict Arrest Authority Traffic Offenses
Introduced: 1/22/2014
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would place restrictions on arrests by officers
 
H 4567 Prohibit Arrest for Revoked Driving Offense
Introduced: 1/22/2014
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would prohibit physical arrest for DWLR.
 
H 4742 False Liens against Officers
Introduced: 2/20/2014
Current location: Passed House – Senate Banking
This bill would prevent false liens against officers (anti-sovereign citizen)
 
H 4883 Criminal Throwing of Body Fluids by Persons in Custody
Introduced: 3/10/2014
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would establish the crime of throwing of body fluids by inmate or prisoner upon an officer
S 1313, 1314, 1315 SC Justice Academy regulation changes for 911 operators
Introduced: 5/21/2014
Current location: Judiciary
 
 
Benefits
 
H 4459 Health Insurance SCPORS Disability Retirees
Introduced: 1/14/2014
Current location: Labor, Commerce & Industry
This bill would require health coverage for SCPORS disability retirees.
 
S 906 Sick Leave Use Protection 
Introduced: 1/14/2014
Current location: Labor, Commerce & Industry
This bill would set up an earned, paid sick leave law.
 
S 954 SCPORS Member Class Three
Introduced: 1/21/2014
Current location: Senate Second Read Passed
This bill would establish a member class “three” in SCPORS.
 
H 4623 SC Retirement
Introduced: 2/6/2014  
Current location: Ways and Means
This bill would waive the earning limit for retired officers returning to certain work. 
 
H 4925 State Minimum Wage
Introduced: 3/12/2014
Current location: Labor, Commerce & Industry
This bill would establish the state minimum wage at $9.25/hr.
 
H 4960 Merit System for Compensation
Introduced: 3/25/2014
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would allow a merit system for compensation of state and local employees.
 
 
 
Firearm Bills:
 
House
H 4503 Firearm Purchase Background Checks
            H 4628 Forbid local government from enacting firearm laws
H 4880 Restrict Regulation of Firearms during State of Emergency
 
 
Senate
S 836 Concealed Carry by Law Enforcement Chaplains
S 885 Prohibit Local Regulation of Firearms
            S 1045 Remove conceal carry permit fee for retired law enforcement
 
 
Copies of bills can be found at: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php

 

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