Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1333Primary Sponsor: Nell W. SmithCommittee Number: 03Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Administration of Aftercare ProgramResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Corrections and PenologyComputer Document Number: 1333Introduced Date: Feb 25, 1992Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Feb 25, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Nell W. Smith Mullinax Land O'Dell Reese HindsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1333 Senate Feb 25, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 03 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-2115, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF AFTERCARE PROGRAM, PLACEMENT INVESTIGATIONS, ROLE OF STAFF, AND THE EMPLOYMENT OF COUNSELORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF A DIRECTOR OF PAROLE AND OTHER STAFF BY THE PAROLE BOARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-2115 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"The Parole Board shall employ a Director of Parole and other staff as may be necessary to carry out the parole examinations, victim liaison, and functions of the conduction of revocation hearings. The Director of Parole and other staff shall be employees of the board and shall be directly responsible to the board for all job related functions. All employees shall serve at the pleasure of the board. Funds allocated for the provision of the functions designated herein shall be incorporated as a line item within the Department of Youth Services section of the annual general appropriation act are subject to control of the board. Funds appropriated for use by the board in the annual general appropriation act or in any supplemental appropriation shall be administered by the board in a manner consistent with state law and regulations, and any transfer of funds within the board account or between the board and the department must be approved by the board.
The Department department shall be charged with the responsibility of making aftercare investigations to determine suitable placement for children considered for conditional release from the correctional schools. The Department department shall also have the responsibility of supervising the aftercare program, making revocation investigations and submitting findings to the Parole Board board.
The Commissioner commissioner, Director of Parole, and such staff as he shall designate shall be designated in the performance of their duties of investigation, counseling and supervision, and revocation investigations, shall be regarded as official representatives of the Parole Board board.
The Commissioner commissioner, Director of Parole, and counsels shall be subject to the rules and regulations for parole and parole revocation promulgated by the Parole Board board and shall meet with the Parole Board board at its meetings when requested. Community-based counselors, or their supervisors, with assigned clients committed to institutions of the Department department shall periodically visit the institutions in order to counsel their clients and accomplish such duties as outlined in this subarticle.
Employees of the Department department that serve as counselors for the purpose of presenting juvenile progress reports and release recommendations to the Parole Board board and the immediate supervisor of these employees shall be employed by the Commissioner with the advice and consent of the Parole Board board. The service of these employees in such capacity shall continue at the pleasure of the Parole Board board.
The board shall exercise exclusive authority over any employees employed for the purpose of carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the board. All such employees shall have their performance evaluated on an annual basis by the board.
The Department of Youth Services shall continue to provide the budgetary, fiscal, personnel, training, information resources, and other support as may be considered necessary by the board to perform its mandated functions."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.