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H*3380 (Rat #0135, Act #0078) General Bill, By J.V. Gregory, Boan, J. Brown, Kirsh, E.L. Nettles, P.E. Short and Wilkins
    A Bill to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 40-17-55 so as to provide the qualifications of applicants and requirements of applications for private detective businesses; to amend Section 40-17-20, relating to definitions in the Private Detective and Private Security Agencies Act, so as to change the reference to licensed private detective to registered private detective; to amend Section 40-17-30, relating to the powers and duties of the Chief of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, so as to provide separate powers and duties for private security and detective businesses and provide that company training officers certified before October 3, 1986, are not required to be recertified within one year of the enactment of this amendment; to amend Section 40-17-50, relating to qualifications of applicants and requirements of applications for private security and detective businesses, so as to delete references to private detective businesses and the character requirement; to amend Section 40-17-60, relating to bonds of applicants, so as to provide for the bond requirements to apply to private security businesses; to amend Section 40-17-70, relating to licenses for private detective and security businesses, so as to delete the character requirement, provide for registration instead of licensing of private detectives, delete the authorization of the Division to set license fees by regulation, require private security business licensees to display the license certificate; to amend the 1976 Code by adding Section 40-17-75 so as to require registered private detectives to provide the Division the address of each business location and branch office and change of address; to amend Section 40-17-80, relating to registration of employees of licensees, so as to delete the references to agents and character; to amend Section 40-17-120, relating to permits to carry firearms, so as to change the reference to licensed private detective to registered private detective; to amend Section 40-17-140, relating to suspension and revocation of licenses and registrations, so as to provide for the Section to apply to registered private detectives and revise the circumstances for suspension and revocation as regards services to be provided; to amend the 1976 Code by adding Section 40-17-145 so as to require a private detective to maintain and make available for inspection copies of written contracts outlining services to be rendered for three years; to reauthorize the existence of the Private Detective and Private Security Program for six years, and provide for the continuation of current licenses.-amended title
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01/31/91House Introduced and read first time HJ-451
01/31/91House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-451
03/06/91House Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-7
03/19/91House Debate interrupted HJ-40
03/20/91House Read second time HJ-15
03/21/91House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-6
03/21/91Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-18
03/21/91Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-19
04/04/91Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-19
04/17/91Senate Amended SJ-19
04/17/91Senate Read second time SJ-20
04/17/91Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-20
04/18/91Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-14
04/24/91House Debate adjourned on amendments HJ-33
04/25/91House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-82
05/21/91 Ratified R 135
05/27/91 Signed By Governor
05/27/91 Effective date 05/27/91 Act No. 78
06/25/91 Copies available



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