Current Status Bill Number:
3262Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950117Primary Sponsor: HarrisonAll Sponsors: Harrison, Baxley, Jennings, Cobb-Hunter, Beatty, Huff, Martin, S. Whipper, L. Whipper and HodgesDrafted Document Number: PFM\7075BDW.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJDate of Last Amendment: 19950221Subject: Breast implant victims
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950223 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19950222 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950221 Amended, read second time House 19950215 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19950117 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
February 21, 1995
Introduced by REPS. Harrison, Baxley, Jennings, Cobb-Hunter, Beatty, Huff, Martin, S. Whipper, L. Whipper and Hodges
S. Printed 2/21/95--H.
Read the first time January 17, 1995.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 15-3-547 SO AS TO ENSURE THE RIGHT OF BREAST IMPLANT VICTIMS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE SETTLEMENT CLASS OF THE IN RE SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANT PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION (MDL 926) TO BRING AN ACTION FOR PERSONAL INJURIES OR DEATH.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The l976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 15-3-547. A cause of action or derivative claim for personal injury or death related to breast implant or breast implant materials for a member of the Settlement Class of the In Re Silicone Gel Breast Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 926) is continued or revived, and an action for personal injury or death may be commenced within thirty days after the date a class member opts out of the settlement, completion of nonbinding mediation, or, for those who do not opt-out, within thirty days after the termination of the Breast Implant Litigation Settlement Agreement in the In Re Silicone Gel Breast Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 926), whichever is later. A cause of action for personal injury or death related to breast implant or breast implant materials of a member commenced before the effective date of this section must not be dismissed based upon a period of limitations."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.