Current Status Bill Number:
289Ratification Number: 346Act Number: 355Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970130Primary Sponsor: AndersonAll Sponsors: AndersonDrafted Document Number: egm\18551djc.97Companion Bill Number: 3463Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980324Date of Last Amendment: 19980319Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19980526Subject: Corrections Department Director, program involving prison labor by nonprofit organization to be established
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980617 Act No. A355 ------ 19980526 Signed by Governor ------ 19980521 Ratified R346 Senate 19980324 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19980319 Amended, read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 19980318 Amended, read second time House 19980312 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19970401 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19970326 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19970325 Read second time Senate 19970325 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19970320 Committee report: Favorable with 03 SCP amendment Senate 19970130 Introduced, read first time, 03 SCP referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A355, R346, S289)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-430, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INMATE LABOR IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF INMATE LABOR BY A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, TO PROVIDE THAT A VIOLENT OFFENDER NOT PERFORM LABOR FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF A CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, AND TO PROVIDE, FURTHER, THAT AN INMATE PARTICIPATING IN LABOR FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION NOT BENEFIT IN ANY MANNER CONTRADICTORY TO EXISTING STATUTES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Private and nonprofit use of inmate labor
SECTION 1. Section 24-3-430(A) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 7 of 1995, is amended to read:
"(A) The Director of the Department of Corrections may establish a program involving the use of inmate labor by a nonprofit organization or in private industry for the manufacturing and processing of goods, wares, or merchandise or the provision of services or another business or commercial enterprise considered by the director to enhance the general welfare of South Carolina. No violent offender shall be afforded the opportunity to perform labor for nonprofit organizations if such labor is outside the confines of a correctional institution. Inmates participating in such labor shall not benefit in any manner contradictory to existing statutes."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 26th day of May, 1998.