Senate Prefiled Bills – Round 2

//Senate Prefiled Bills – Round 2

Senate Prefiled Bills – Round 2

2015-12-09T18:50:05+00:00December 10th, 2015|Legislation|Comments Off on Senate Prefiled Bills – Round 2

On Wednesday, senators prefiled bills for the upcoming South Carolina legislative session.  Some of the bills that effect law enforcement:

Senate Pre-Filed Legislation

S. 946 (Word version) — Senator Hayes: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2774 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE REGISTERED OWNER OF A VEHICLE THAT UNLAWFULLY OVERTAKES A SCHOOL BUS MAY BE ISSUED A CIVIL CITATION IF THE DRIVER OF HIS VEHICLE CAN NOT BE IDENTIFIED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING DEVICE MOUNTED ON A SCHOOL BUS, TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE WHEREBY THE CITATION MAY BE DISMISSED, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURE WHEREBY THE CITATION IS ISSUED.

S. 950 (Word version) — Senators Grooms and Thurmond: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE INTERSECTION LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 162 AND SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 165 IN CHARLESTON COUNTY “CHARLESTON COUNTY POLICEMAN STEVEN BUIST HIOTT, JR. MEMORIAL HIGHWAY” AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THE WORDS ” CHARLESTON COUNTY POLICEMAN STEVEN BUIST HIOTT, JR. MEMORIAL HIGHWAY “.

S. 955 (Word version) — Senator Thurmond: A BILL TO AMEND SECTIONS 56-7-10 AND 56-7-15, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE — USE OF UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKETS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET MUST BE — USED IN LIEU OF CUSTODIAL ARREST FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES WITH EXCEPTIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 56-7-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNIFORM ORDINANCE SUMMONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A UNIFORM ORDINANCE SUMMONS MUST BE — USED IN LIEU OF CUSTODIAL ARREST FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-25-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NONRESIDENT TRAFFIC VIOLATOR COMPACTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO ISSUES A UNIFORM TRAFFIC CITATION SHALL ALLOW A PERSON TO PROCEED ON PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE WITHOUT HAVING TO POST BOND OR APPEAR BEFORE A JUDICIAL OFFICER; AND TO AMEND SECTION 56-25-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NONRESIDENT TRAFFIC VIOLATOR COMPACTS, SO AS TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS FOR A PERSON TO PROCEED ON PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE.

S. 958 (Word version) — Senator M. B. Matthews: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 23-23-60 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, TO INCLUDE AMONG THOSE REQUIREMENTS A PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST CERTIFYING THAT THE CANDIDATE FOR CERTIFICATION IS PSYCHOLOGICALLY SUITED TO PERFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT DUTIES; TO PROVIDE THAT IF A CERTIFICATE LAPSES THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST MUST BE PERFORMED BEFORE BEING REINSTATED; AND TO PROVIDE THAT PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING IS REQUIRED FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING.

 

 

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