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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-3-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, OR HIS DESIGNEE, MAY ISSUE AN ADMINISTRATIVE SUBPOENA FOR THE PRODUCTION OF RECORDS DURING THE INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL CASES THAT INVOLVE FINANCIAL CRIMES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-3-75. The Director of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, or his designee, may issue an administrative subpoena for the production of records during the investigation of criminal cases involving financial crimes. Investigations eligible for an administrative subpoena under this section shall include Section 16-13-230 (Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent), Section 16-13-240 (Obtaining a signature or property by false pretenses), Section 16-13-510 et seq (Financial Identity Fraud), Section 16-14-20 et seq (Financial transaction card or number theft), Section 16-14-60 et seq (Financial transaction card fraud), 16-16-10 et seq (Computer Crimes Act), and Section 34-3-110 (Crimes against a federally chartered or insured financial institution). Information that may be requested under this section includes, but is not limited to, records from financial institutions, public and private utilities, and communications providers."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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