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Session 121 - (2015-2016)Printer Friendly
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H 4716 General Bill, By Lowe, Clemmons, Duckworth, Johnson, Jordan, H.A. Crawford, Fry, Sandifer, Whitmire, Erickson, Long, Anderson, G.A. Brown, Herbkersman, Hosey, Pitts, Thayer, Weeks, White and Rivers
Summary: School Protection Officer Act
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "SCHOOL PROTECTION OFFICER ACT"; BY ADDING ARTICLE 3 TO CHAPTER 66, TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING WITH THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR, THE GOVERNING BOARDS OF PUBLIC K-12 SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION MAY DESIGNATE EMPLOYEES AS SCHOOL PROTECTION OFFICERS, TO PROVIDE ARMED PROTECTION AND OTHER RELATED PUBLIC SAFETY FUNCTIONS, TO DEFINE RELATED TERMINOLOGY, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS; BY ADDING SECTION 23-23-112 SO AS TO CREATE A CATEGORY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KNOWN AS CLASS 4 FOR THE DESIGNATION OF SCHOOL PROTECTION OFFICERS, TO PROVIDE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNCIL MUST DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR RELATED TRAINING THAT MUST BE OFFERED BY THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS TRAINING, AND TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DEFINITIONS; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-420, RELATING TO THE EXEMPTIONS FROM THE PROHIBITION OF POSSESSING FIREARMS ON PUBLIC SCHOOL PROPERTY, SO AS TO EXEMPT SCHOOL PROTECTION OFFICERS; TO REDESIGNATE CHAPTER 66, TITLE 59 AS "SCHOOL SAFETY", AND TO REDESIGNATE SECTIONS 59-66-20, 59-66-30 AND 59-66-40 AS "GENERAL PROVISIONS".
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01/21/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 4)
01/21/16House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 4)
05/03/16House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rivers



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