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Sponsors: Senators Bryant, Verdin, Grooms, Bright, Shoopman and Rose
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Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2012
Introduced in the House on March 15, 2012
Last Amended on March 7, 2012
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: State funds may not pay for prisoner sexual reassignment surgery
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/10/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 34) 1/10/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 34) 3/6/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 16) 3/7/2012 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 29) 3/7/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 29) 3/7/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 29) 3/14/2012 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 24) 3/15/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 14) 3/15/2012 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 14)
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
March 7, 2012
Introduced by Senators Bryant, Verdin, Grooms, Bright, Shoopman and Rose
S. Printed 3/7/12--S.
Read the first time January 10, 2012.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 24 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE STATE PRISON SYSTEM, BY ADDING SECTION 24-3-83 TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FROM USING STATE FUNDS OR STATE RESOURCES TO PROVIDE A PRISONER WITH SEXUAL REASSIGNMENT SURGERY OR HORMONAL THERAPY.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 24-3-83. (A) As used in this section:
(1) 'Hormonal therapy' means the use of hormones to stimulate the development or alteration of a person's sexual characteristics in order to alter the person's physical appearance so that the person appears more like the opposite gender.
(2) 'Sexual reassignment surgery' means a surgical procedure to alter a person's physical appearance so that the person appears more like the opposite gender.
(B) The Department of Corrections is prohibited from using state funds or state resources to provide a prisoner in the state prison system sexual reassignment surgery; however, if a person is taking hormonal therapy at the time the person is committed to the Department of Corrections, the department shall continue to provide this therapy to the person as long as medically necessary for the health of the person."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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