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SCPBA 120th General Assembly Update May 2013

 

 
New Bills of Interest
 
H 4094 Freedom of Information Act Exemptions
Introduced: 5/2/13
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would exempt Officer’s personal info from release. 
 
H 4196 SCPORS Disability Changes
Introduced: 5/22/13
Current location: Ways & Means
This bill would change requirements and benefits to SCPORS disability program
 
H 4224 Columbia Firefighters to Law Enforcement (S 707)
Introduced: 5/23/13
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would require City of Columbia firefighters to qualify as law enforcement officers
 
H 4226 Concealed Carry Permit Information Privacy
Introduced: 5/23/13 
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would keep the concealed carry permit information private
 
S 739 Recorded Interrogations
Introduced: 5/29/13 
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would require interviews and interrogations to be recorded
 
 
New Firearm Bills:
 
None
 
 
Bill Updates: (updates in Red)
 
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)
 
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
 
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
 
H 3782 Prohibit Public Employee Association Dues Deduction
Introduced: 3/7/13
Current location: Labor Cmte.
This bill would prohibit member dues collected from public pay.
 
 
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.
 
H 3527 Exempt K-9 from Liability
Introduced: 2/7/13
Current location: Judiciary
This bill would offer K-9 and handlers liability protection
 
S 523 Campus Police Criminal Investigation Cooperation Requirement
Introduced: 3/13/13
Current location: Education Cmte.
This bill would allow campus police to cooperate with local law enforcement.
 
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.
 
H 3750 Retirement Changes
Introduced: 3/6/13
Current location: Ways & Means 
This bill would make changes that are unknown at this time.
 
S 484 Law Enforcement Disability Retirement Changes
Introduced: 3/6/13
Current location: Passed Senate - House Ways and Means
This bill would delete requirement to prove Social Security benefits.
 
H 3923 State Employee Holiday Comp Time
Introduced: 4/10/13
Current Location: Ways and Means
This bill sets guidelines for state employees time worked on holidays
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.
 
HOUSE:
 
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
H 3560  Prohibit mentally ill from possession-RATIFIED Act #22
H 3564 Prohibit mentally ill from possession
H 3575 “Assault Weapon” defined
H 3627 Concealed carry reciprocation
H 3822 Concealed Weapons Law Modifications-passed House to Senate
 
 
SENATE:
 
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
S 413 Prohibit mentally ill from possession
S 454 Concealed Carry on College campus
S 650 Assault Weapon Purchase Background Check
 
 
 
Copies of bills can be found at:

 

 

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