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H*4387
Session 121 (2015-2016) 

H*4387Next(Rat #0303, Act #0264 of 2016)  General Bill, By Bamberg, Henegan, 
Clyburn, Pitts, Cobb-Hunter and Whipper
 AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION
 23-1-245 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR
 DIVISION MAY NOT REQUIRE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ISSUE A SPECIFIC AMOUNT
 OR MEET A QUOTA FOR THE NUMBER OF CITATIONS ISSUED, TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW
 ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR DIVISION MAY EVALUATE AN OFFICER'S
 PERFORMANCE BASED ON THE OFFICER'S POINTS OF CONTACT, TO ESTABLISH THAT AN
 OFFICER WHO ALLEGES A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION IS PROTECTED
 BY THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 27 OF TITLE 8, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY
 TERMS. - ratified title

   12/03/15  House  Prefiled
   12/03/15  House  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   01/12/16  House  Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 50)
   01/12/16  House  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
                     (House Journal-page 50)
   01/14/16  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pitts
   04/20/16  House  Committee report: Favorable with amendment
                     Judiciary (House Journal-page 357)
   04/26/16  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Whipper
   04/26/16  House  Amended (House Journal-page 144)
   04/26/16  House  Read second time (House Journal-page 144)
   04/26/16  House  Roll call Yeas-99  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 45)
   04/27/16  House  Read third time and sent to Senate
                     (House Journal-page 19)
   04/28/16  Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
   04/28/16  Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
                     (Senate Journal-page 7)
   05/24/16  Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
   05/25/16         Scrivener's error corrected
   06/01/16  Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 45)
   06/01/16  Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 45)
   06/01/16  Senate Roll call Ayes-41  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 45)
   06/02/16         Scrivener's error corrected
   06/02/16  Senate Read third time and returned to House with
                     amendments (Senate Journal-page 58)
   06/02/16  House  Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled
                     (House Journal-page 78)
   06/02/16  House  Roll call Yeas-97  Nays-2 (House Journal-page 78)
   06/06/16         Ratified R 303
   06/09/16         Signed By Governor
   06/15/16         Effective date 06/09/16
   06/16/16         Act No. 264





PreviousH. 4387

(A264, R303, H4387)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-245 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR DIVISION MAY NOT REQUIRE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER TO ISSUE A SPECIFIC AMOUNT OR MEET A QUOTA FOR THE NUMBER OF CITATIONS ISSUED, TO PROVIDE THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT, OR DIVISION MAY EVALUATE AN OFFICER'S PERFORMANCE BASED ON THE OFFICER'S POINTS OF CONTACT, TO ESTABLISH THAT AN OFFICER WHO ALLEGES A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION IS PROTECTED BY THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 27 OF TITLE 8, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.

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

Law enforcement, quotas prohibited

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 23-1-245.    (A)    A law enforcement agency, department, or division may not require a law enforcement officer employed by the agency, department, or division to issue a specific amount or meet a quota for the number of citations he issues during a designated period of time.

(B)    Nothing in this section shall prohibit a law enforcement agency, department, or division from evaluating an officer's performance based on the officer's points of contact.

(C)    An employee of a law enforcement agency, department, or division who files a report with an appropriate authority alleging a violation of the provisions contained in this section is protected by the provisions contained in Chapter 27, Title 8.

(D)    As contained in this section:

(1)    'law enforcement agency, department, or division' includes, but is not limited to, municipal police departments, sheriff departments, the Highway Patrol, SLED, and other agencies that enforce state and local laws;

(2)    'quota' means a fixed or predetermined amount;

(3)    'points of contact' means a law enforcement officer's interaction with citizens and businesses within their jurisdictions and the law enforcement officer's involvement in community-oriented initiatives."

Time effective

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

Ratified the 6th day of June, 2016.

Approved the 9th day of June, 2016.

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