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Session 122 - (2017-2018)Printer Friendly
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H 3968 General Bill, By Sandifer and Forrester
Summary: Prior criminal conviction effects
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-1-140, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EFFECTS OF PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS ON PERSONS SEEKING AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE, PURSUE, OR ENGAGE IN REGULATED PROFESSIONS OR OCCUPATIONS, SO AS TO DELETE PROVISIONS PROHIBITING DENIALS OF SUCH AUTHORIZATIONS SOLELY FOR CERTAIN PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS, TO ALLOW THE DENIAL OF AN AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE WHICH WOULD POSE CERTAIN THREATS TO THE PUBLIC, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN MINIMUM CRIMINAL RECORD BACKGROUND CHECKS OF PERSONS SEEKING AUTHORIZATION TO PRACTICE, TO PROVIDE SUCH REQUIREMENTS ARE INTENDED TO OPERATE IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH REQUIREMENTS BUT DO NOT LIMIT OR OTHERWISE RESTRICT THE ABILITY OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND PANELS FROM IMPOSING MORE RESTRICTIVE AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, AND TO SPECIFY THE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND PANELS TO WHICH THESE BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS APPLY; TO AMEND SECTION 40-1-110, RELATING TO SPECIFIC GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE, PURSUE, OR ENGAGE IN REGULATED PROFESSIONS AND AUTHORIZATIONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE CERTAIN PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS OR PLEAS TO CRIMINAL CONDUCT; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT TAKE EFFECT TWO YEARS AFTER APPROVAL BY THE GOVERNOR.
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03/13/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 11)
03/13/17House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 11)
03/23/17House Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 29)



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