South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014

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A323, R176, S900

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Senator Allen
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11279ahb14.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 14, 2014
Introduced in the House on April 2, 2014
Last Amended on April 1, 2014
Passed by the General Assembly on May 13, 2014
Governor's Action: May 16, 2014, Signed

Summary: Study Committee on Expungement of Criminal Offenses

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/17/2013  Senate  Prefiled
  12/17/2013  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/14/2014  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 66)
   1/14/2014  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 66)
   2/11/2014  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Corbin, Young
   3/26/2014  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 30)
   3/27/2014          Scrivener's error corrected
    4/1/2014  Senate  Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted 
                        (Senate Journal-page 14)
    4/1/2014  Senate  Roll call Ayes-37  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 14)
    4/2/2014          Scrivener's error corrected
    4/2/2014  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 16)
    4/2/2014  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 110)
    4/2/2014  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 110)
    4/3/2014  House   Recalled from Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 42)
   4/10/2014  House   Debate adjourned until Tues., 5-6-14
    5/6/2014  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 5-7-14 
                        (House Journal-page 27)
    5/8/2014  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 131)
    5/8/2014  House   Roll call Yeas-98  Nays-1 (House Journal-page 131)
   5/13/2014  House   Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 7)
   5/15/2014          Ratified R 176
   5/16/2014          Signed By Governor
   5/27/2014          Effective date 05/16/14
    9/8/2014          Act No. 323

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/17/2013
3/26/2014
3/27/2014
4/1/2014
4/2/2014
4/3/2014

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS COPY IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL PUBLISHED IN THE ADVANCE SHEETS TO THE ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS. WHEN THIS DOCUMENT IS PUBLISHED IN THE ADVANCE SHEET, THIS NOTE WILL BE REMOVED.

(A323, R176, S900)

A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE THE "STUDY COMMITTEE ON EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES" TO REVIEW THE CRIMINAL LAWS OF THE STATE AND DETERMINE CRIMINAL OFFENSES APPROPRIATE FOR EXPUNGEMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP AND STAFFING OF THE STUDY COMMITTEE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY COMMITTEE'S TERMINATION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Study Committee on Expungement of Criminal Offenses created

SECTION    1.    (A)    There is created the "Study Committee on Expungement of Criminal Offenses" to review the state's criminal laws for the purpose of determining criminal offenses which may be appropriate for expungement after a certain time period and under certain circumstances and to make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding proposed changes to the expungement laws affecting adults and juveniles. The study committee shall review information, including, but not limited to, statistics and other information available from the courts, the South Carolina Commission on Prosecution Coordination, and the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense regarding current expungement rates and types of criminal offenses that may be appropriate for expungement, in addition to expungement laws in other states.

(B)    The study committee must be composed of three members of the Senate, appointed by the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, and three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the House Judiciary Committee Chairman. Vacancies in the study committee's membership must be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in the manner of original appointment.

(C)    The Chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees shall provide appropriate staffing for the study committee.

(D)    The study committee shall make a report of the study committee's recommendations to the General Assembly by October 13, 2014, at which time the study committee must be dissolved.

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 15th day of May, 2014.

Approved the 16th day of May, 2014.

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