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SCPBA 120th General Assembly Update February 2013

New Bills of Interest

New Firearm Bills:

    H 3560 – Prohibit mentally ill from possession
    H 3564 - Prohibit mentally ill from possession
    H 3575 – “Assault Weapon” defined
    H 3627 – Concealed carry reciprocation

    S 413 - Prohibit mentally ill from possession
    S 454 – Concealed Carry on College campus

H 3515 Whistle Blower Penalty Changes
Introduced: 2/7/13
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would alter the penalties in public employee “whistle blower” cases

H 3527 Exempt K-9 from Liability
Introduced: 2/7/13
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would offer K-9 and handlers liability protection


Bill Updates: (updates in yellow)

Labor

H 3196 Whistle Blower Protection
Introduced: 12/18/12
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would alter the public employee “whistle blower” protection (S 136)

S 62 Policy/Procedure Requirement
Introduced: 12/13/12
Current location: Education
This bill would require law enforcement policies/procedures and modifies campus law enforcement regulations.

S 136 Whistle Blower
Introduced: 12/18/12
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would change whistle blower protections (see H 3196)

S 180 Job Action - Smoking
Introduced: 1/8/13
Current location: Labor, Commerce & Industry
This bill would prohibit job action resulting from off-duty smoking.

S 302 State Longevity
Introduced: 1/29/13
Current location: Finance
This bill outlines a state employee “longevity pay” program

Working conditions

H 3039 Interrogation Videotape
Introduced: 12/11/12
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would require videotaping of all interrogations.

H 3043 SC Dept. of Law Enforcement
Introduced: 12/11/12
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would seek to create a SC Department of Law Enforcement.

H 3452 Task Force Guidelines
Introduced: 1/30/13
Current Location: Judiciary
This bill sets guidelines for multi-jurisdictional task forces

S 275 Task Force Pay
Introduced: 1/23/13
Current location: Judiciary
This bill defines payment procedure for joint task force officers

S 212 Assault on LEO
Introduced: 1/10/13
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would increase penalty for assault on law officer.


Benefits

H 3147 Mental Health Workers Comp
Introduced: 12/11/12
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would provide a mental health claim for workers comp.


Firearms

Several Firearm bills have been introduced in both chambers. I have listed them here for your reference. Details of these bills can be read at the link below.

    H 3160        Conceal carry on school property
    H 3399        Nullify any Presidential action to regulate 2nd Amend.
    H 3416        Medical personnel inquire into gun ownership
    
    S 115        Concealed Carry
    S 224        (see H 3399)
    S 285        SC firearms not regulated by Fed law
    S 309        Surrender weapon for domestic violence
    S 316        2nd Amendment Preservation Act

Copies of bills can be found at:
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php

 

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