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H*4277 (Rat #0513, Act #0426 of 1996) General Bill, By Walker, J.M. Baxley and Fleming
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    A Bill to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 1-13-85 so as to include in unlawful employment practices the conducting of medical examinations and inquiries and to provide conditions under which they may be conducted; to amend Sections 1-13-20, 1-13-30, as amended, 1-13-70, 1-13-80, as amended, 1-13-90, and 1-13-100, relating to the State Human Affairs Commission and unlawful employment practices and the prohibition against discrimination in employment based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, and age, so as to also prohibit discrimination based on disability and to define "disability" and to further provide how discrimination based on a disability is an unlawful employment practice; to amend Sections 43-33-520, 43-33-530, 43-33-560, and 43-33-570, all relating to the Bill or Rights for Handicapped Persons, so as to delete provisions relating to employment; to repeal Section 43-33-550 relating to the jurisdiction of the State Human Affairs Commission over complaints of employment discrimination; and to repeal Section 43-33-580 relating to the exemption of contractors and subcontractors from State discrimination laws when they are subject to such Federal laws; to add Section 58-9-2550 so as to authorize the Public Service Commission to establish a distribution system for the telecommunications devices for the deaf; to amend Section 58-9-2510, relating to definitions regarding telephone service for hearing and speech impaired persons, so as to add a definition for "dual sensory impaired person" and revise the definition of "telecommunications device"; to amend Section 58-9-2520, relating to statewide telephone access programs for persons speech or hearing impaired, so as to revise the contents of the program; to amend Section 58-9-2530, relating to changes for a dual party relay telephone system so as to include in this funding the distribution system for telecommunications devices for the deaf; and to reauthorize the South Carolina Educational Television Commission until July 1, 2003.-amended title
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05/31/95House Introduced and read first time HJ-10
05/31/95House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-10
04/10/96House Committee report: Favorable Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-3
04/17/96House Read second time HJ-21
04/18/96House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-14
04/23/96Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-21
04/23/96Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-21
05/15/96Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-13
05/16/96Senate Read second time SJ-38
05/16/96Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-38
05/22/96Senate Amended SJ-31
05/23/96Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-104
05/30/96House Senate amendment amended HJ-55
05/30/96House Returned to Senate with amendments HJ-55
05/30/96Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-67
06/13/96 Ratified R 513
06/18/96 Signed By Governor
06/18/96 Effective date 06/18/96
07/02/96 Copies available
07/02/96 Act No. 426

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