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A203, R249, S329
Sponsors: Senators Fair and Campsen
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Introduced in the Senate on January 28, 2009
Introduced in the House on March 26, 2009
Last Amended on May 25, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on May 27, 2010
Governor's Action: June 7, 2010, Signed
Summary: Execution team
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/28/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-5 1/28/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology SJ-5 3/11/2009 Senate Committee report: Favorable Corrections and Penology SJ-15 3/24/2009 Senate Amended SJ-27 3/24/2009 Senate Read second time SJ-27 3/25/2009 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-11 3/26/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-9 3/26/2009 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-9 5/12/2010 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-9 5/20/2010 House Amended HJ-20 5/20/2010 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 25, 2010 HJ-20 5/25/2010 House Debate adjourned 5/25/2010 House Debate adjourned HJ-35 5/25/2010 House Amended HJ-73 5/25/2010 House Read second time HJ-73 5/26/2010 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-12 5/27/2010 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-67 6/1/2010 Ratified R 249 6/7/2010 Signed By Governor 6/11/2010 Effective date 06/07/10 6/15/2010 Act No. 203
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(A203, R249, S329)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-580 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE DISCLOSURE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE IDENTITY OF MEMBERS OF AN EXECUTION TEAM AND TO ALLOW FOR CIVIL PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION OF THE SECTION; AND BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-590 SO AS TO PROHIBIT LICENSING AGENCIES FROM TAKING ANY ACTION TO REVOKE, SUSPEND, OR DENY A LICENSE TO ANY PERSON SOLELY FOR HIS PARTICIPATION ON AN EXECUTION TEAM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Disclosure of the name of a member of an execution team
SECTION 1. Article 5, Chapter 3, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 24-3-580. A person may not knowingly disclose the identity of a current or former member of an execution team or disclose a record that would identify a person as being a current or former member of an execution team. However, this information may be disclosed only upon a court order under seal for the proper adjudication of pending litigation. Any person whose identity is disclosed in violation of this section shall have a civil cause of action against the person who is in violation of this section and may recover actual damages and, upon a showing of a wilful violation of this section, punitive damages."
Denial of a license to a member of an execution team
SECTION 2. Article 5, Chapter 3, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 24-3-590. No licensing agency, board, commission, or association may file, attempt to file, initiate a proceeding, or take any action to revoke, suspend, or deny a license to any person solely because that person participated in the execution of a sentence of death on a person convicted of a capital crime as authorized by law or the director."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 1st day of June, 2010.
Approved the 7th day of June, 2010.
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