Current Status Bill Number:
627Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970409Primary Sponsor: CourtneyAll Sponsors: CourtneyDrafted Document Number: jud6033.ctcResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee 27 H3MDate of Last Amendment: 19970430Subject: Highway Patrol Division, trooper may wear uniform and use weapon for private job during off-duty hours, Law Enforcement
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970501 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Senate 19970430 Amended, read third time, sent to House Senate 19970429 Read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19970423 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19970409 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AS PASSED BY THE SENATE
April 30, 1997
S. Printed 4/30/97--S.
Read the first time April 9, 1997.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 23 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE HIGHWAY PATROL DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, BY ADDING SECTION 23-6-143, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COMMISSIONED TROOPER OR OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT MAY WEAR HIS UNIFORM AND USE HIS WEAPON WHILE PERFORMING A PRIVATE JOB IN HIS OFF-DUTY HOURS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 6, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-6-143. A commissioned trooper or officer of the department may wear his uniform and use his weapon and like equipment while performing a private job involving security or traffic, crowd, or pedestrian control in his off-duty hours if an indemnity agreement is entered into by the department and the off-duty employer. The indemnity agreement must provide that the department is not liable for any workers' compensation claims of the trooper or officer or for any acts or omissions which occur while the trooper or officer is performing his off-duty job. The indemnity agreement must require the off-duty employer to provide sufficient sureties and insurance to protect the department from such claims."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.