Current Status Bill Number:
3092Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: HarvinAll Sponsors: Harvin and J. HinesDrafted Document Number: DKA\3892CM.97Residing Body: HouseDate Tabled: 19970318Current Committee: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 26 HLCISubject: Private detective business, business license holder employee not required to be U.S. citizen; law enforcement
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970318 Tabled in Committee 26 HLCI House 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to Committee House 19961218 Prefiled, referred to Committee 26 HLCIView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 40-17-55, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF A PRIVATE DETECTIVE BUSINESS AND THE QUALIFICATIONS A PRIVATE DETECTIVE EMPLOYED BY A PRIVATE DETECTIVE BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDER MUST POSSESS, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PRIVATE DETECTIVE EMPLOYED BY A PRIVATE DETECTIVE BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDER MUST BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 40-17-55(C) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 407 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"(C) A private detective employed by a Private Detective Business License holder must:
(1) have a high school diploma or its equivalent;
(2) be at least eighteen years of age;
(3) be a citizen of the United States;
(4) not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude, even if pardoned for the disqualifying offense;
(5)(4) not be a person with a record of mental illness that has not been restored to legal capacity; and
(6)(5) not be a veteran who has received less than an honorable discharge from military service."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.