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H 3855 General Bill, By Erickson, M.S. McLeod, Spires, Long, Munnerlyn, Sabb, Jefferson, H.A. Crawford, McCoy, Allison, Horne, Robinson-Simpson, Clyburn, Dillard, Felder, Henderson, Nanney, Powers Norrell, Stavrinakis and Wood
Similar (S 0440, S 0509, S 0520)
Summary: Use of restraints with juveniles in court
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 63-19-1435 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE USE OF RESTRAINTS ON JUVENILES APPEARING IN COURT ARE PROHIBITED UNLESS THE RESTRAINTS ARE NECESSARY TO PREVENT HARM OR IF THE JUVENILE IS A FLIGHT RISK AND THERE ARE NO LESS RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE; TO GIVE A JUVENILE'S ATTORNEY THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD BEFORE THE COURT ORDERS THE USE OF RESTRAINTS; AND IF RESTRAINTS ARE ORDERED, TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO MAKE FINDINGS OF FACT IN SUPPORT OF THE ORDER.
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03/21/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 12)
03/21/13House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 12)



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