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Sponsors: Reps. Rutherford, Weeks and King
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Introduced in the House on January 27, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on March 3, 2009
Last Amended on February 24, 2009
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Corrections and Penology
Summary: Jail or detention center
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/27/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-17 1/27/2009 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-17 2/18/2009 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-3 2/19/2009 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks 2/19/2009 Scrivener's error corrected 2/24/2009 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King 2/24/2009 House Amended HJ-24 2/24/2009 House Read second time HJ-25 2/26/2009 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-11 3/3/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-14 3/3/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology SJ-14
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 24, 2009
S. Printed 2/24/09--H.
Read the first time January 27, 2009.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 24-5-180 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE ADMINISTRATOR OF A JAIL OR DETENTION CENTER SHALL PROVIDE AN ATTORNEY ACCESS TO HIS CLIENTS WHO ARE CONFINED IN THESE FACILITIES DURING THE PERIOD OF EIGHT O'CLOCK A.M. TO SIX O'CLOCK P.M.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 5, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 24-5-180. (A) The administrator of a jail or local detention facility shall provide an attorney access to his clients who are confined in these facilities at any time the attorney requests such access.
(B) However, the administrator of a jail or local detention facility may reasonably delay the requested access when exigent circumstances exist or when, in the normal course of business, the jail or local detention facility is in lockdown for the purpose of maintaining safe and orderly operation of the jail or local detention facility. In all circumstances, the administrator of the jail or local detention facility shall schedule visitation space and times that accommodate the attorney's schedule, as well as the facility's needs, without unnecessary delay."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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