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H*3352 (Rat #0102) General Bill, By W. Newton, Taylor, Norrell and Erickson
Similar (S 0099, S 0481, H 3482)
Summary: Office of Freedom of Information Act Review
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RIGHTS TO INSPECT PUBLIC RECORDS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSIONS AMONG THE RECORD FORMATS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO PRISONERS, TO PROVIDE PUBLIC BODIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CREATE ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF PUBLIC RECORDS TO FULFILL RECORDS REQUESTS, TO REVISE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING RECORDS REQUEST FULFILMENT FEES, TO PERMIT PUBLIC BODIES TO CHARGE CERTAIN DEPOSITS BEFORE SEARCHING AND COPYING PUBLIC RECORDS IN RESPONSE TO RECORDS REQUESTS, AND TO REVISE THE TIME LIMITS AND MANNER FOR RESPONDING TO RECORDS REQUESTS AND COMPLYING WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-40, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO MATTERS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE IN THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO REVISE PROVISIONS CONCERNING LAW ENFORCEMENT RECORDS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-50, RELATING TO CATEGORIES OF MATTERS DECLARED TO BE PUBLIC INFORMATION IN THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE-MOUNTED VIDEOS AND AUDIO RECORDINGS OF CERTAIN INCIDENTS INVOLVING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES THROUGH WHICH ENFORCEMENT MAY SEEK EXEMPTION OF DISCLOSURE OF THE RECORDINGS FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT IF THERE IS CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF SPECIFIC HARM FROM THE RELEASE OF THE RECORDINGS, AND TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR RELATED COURT ORDERS; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-100, RELATING TO EQUITABLE REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE TIME CONSTRAINTS WITHIN WHICH DETERMINATIVE HEARINGS ON THE REQUESTS FOR RELIEF MUST BE MADE; TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-110, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO REMOVE CRIMINAL PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES OF PUBLIC BODIES FROM WHOM REQUESTS ARE MADE AND PERSONS WITH SPECIFIC INTERESTS IN EXEMPT INFORMATION FOR WHICH DISCLOSURE IS SOUGHT, AMONG OTHER THINGS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 30-2-50, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON OBTAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM A STATE AGENCY FOR COMMERCIAL SOLICITATION, SO AS TO EXTEND THE PROHIBITION TO INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE STATE. - ratified title
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12/15/16House Prefiled
12/15/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/10/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 171)
01/10/17House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 171)
02/08/17House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 16)
02/09/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Norrell
02/09/17 Scrivener's error corrected
02/14/17House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-8-17 (House Journal-page 7)
02/16/17House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson
03/08/17House Debate adjourned until Wed., 3-22-17 (House Journal-page 8)
03/22/17House Amended (House Journal-page 18)
03/22/17House Read second time (House Journal-page 18)
03/22/17House Roll call Yeas-93 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 21)
03/23/17House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 10)
03/23/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
03/23/17Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
04/20/17Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Young, Fanning
05/03/17Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 14)
05/09/17Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 64)
05/10/17Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 53)
05/10/17Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 53)
05/10/17Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 53)
05/11/17 Scrivener's error corrected
05/11/17Senate Amended
05/11/17Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 43)
05/11/17House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 63)
05/11/17House Roll call Yeas-89 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 64)
05/15/17 Ratified R 102
05/19/17 Signed By Governor
05/26/17 Effective date 5/19/17



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