View Amendment Current Amendment: 271R001.DR.SRM.docx to Bill 271     The Committee on Corrections and Penology proposed the following amendment (271R001.DR.SRM):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:

/SECTION     1.     Article 1, Chapter 3, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 24-3-220.     (A)     Notwithstanding another provision of law, when the parent or parent substitute identified on an inmate's visitation list, sibling, spouse, child, grandparent, or grandchild of an inmate becomes seriously ill to the point of imminent death, or dies, and when the department has determined that there is no security risk to the public or institution, an inmate must be offered the choice either to attend the person's viewing or funeral service or, prior to the person's death, to visit the person in the hospital. The location of the viewing, funeral, or hospital visit must be in South Carolina.
    (B)     The department must verify the person's relationship to the inmate and the person's illness or death.
    (C)     The department shall provide the necessary security and transportation for the inmate. The department also may engage the services of the sheriff of the county in which the funeral service or hospital visit is located, in order to provide the necessary security and transportation for the inmate. The department or sheriff may collect the actual cost for security and transportation. The charge may not exceed the actual expense incurred by the department or sheriff. The charge must be collected in advance from a third party on behalf of the inmate or, if no third party pays, through a deduction from the inmate's trust account.
    (D)     When applicable, the department shall notify the victim of the crime, of which the inmate was convicted or adjudicated guilty of committing, or the relatives of the victim who have applied for notification, as provided in Section 16-3-1530."             /

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.