South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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R63, S9

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Hutto and Rankin
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11049cz17.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the House on March 30, 2017
Last Amended on May 11, 2017
Passed by the General Assembly on May 11, 2017
Governor's Action: May 19, 2017, Signed

Summary: Medical expense policy

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/13/2016  Senate  Prefiled
  12/13/2016  Senate  Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance
   1/10/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 21)
   1/10/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Banking and Insurance 
                        (Senate Journal-page 21)
    3/9/2017  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Banking and 
                        Insurance (Senate Journal-page 14)
   3/23/2017  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 25)
   3/23/2017  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 25)
   3/23/2017  Senate  Roll call Ayes-37  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 25)
   3/29/2017  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 25)
   3/30/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7)
   3/30/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 7)
    5/2/2017  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, 
                        Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 5)
    5/4/2017  House   Amended (House Journal-page 35)
    5/4/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 35)
    5/4/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-94  Nays-2 (House Journal-page 39)
    5/4/2017  House   Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative 
                        day (House Journal-page 40)
    5/5/2017  House   Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments 
                        (House Journal-page 4)
   5/11/2017  Senate  House amendment amended (Senate Journal-page 145)
   5/11/2017  Senate  Roll call Ayes-31  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 145)
   5/11/2017  Senate  Returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 145)
   5/11/2017  House   Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled 
                        (House Journal-page 24)
   5/11/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-92  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 24)
   5/15/2017          Ratified R 63
   5/19/2017          Signed By Governor
   5/25/2017          Effective date 5/19/17

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/13/2016
3/9/2017
3/23/2017
5/2/2017
5/4/2017
5/11/2017

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

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R63, S9)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-380 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OPTIONAL INTOXICANTS AND NARCOTICS EXCLUSION PROVISION CONTAINED IN CERTAIN INSURANCE POLICIES THAT REQUIRE THE REPLICATION OF EXACT LANGUAGE AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 38-71-370 DOES NOT APPLY TO A MEDICAL EXPENSE POLICY, AND TO DEFINE MEDICAL EXPENSE POLICY.

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

Medical expense policy, optional intoxicants and narcotics exclusion inapplicable

SECTION    1. Subarticle 1, Article 3, Chapter 71, Title 38 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 38-71-380.    (A)    For purposes of this section, 'medical expense policy' means an accident and sickness insurance policy that provides hospital, medical, and surgical expense coverage.

(B)    The provisions of Section 38-71-370(9) may not be used with respect to a medical expense policy.

(C)    This section applies to policies issued or renewed after December 31, 2017."

Time effective

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

Ratified the 15th day of May, 2017.

Approved the 19th day of May, 2017. -- S.

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