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3779Ratification Number: 163Act Number: 90Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990324Primary Sponsor: DantzlerAll Sponsors: Dantzler and LawDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\9076ac99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990527Date of Last Amendment: 19990519Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19990611Subject: Amusement Rides Safety Code, serious injury redefined; Fairs, Record of injuries; Labor, Licensing and RegulationHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19990702 Act No. A90 ------ 19990611 Signed by Governor ------ 19990609 Ratified R163 House 19990527 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19990520 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19990519 Read second time Senate 19990519 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19990513 Committee report: Favorable with 12 SLCI amendment Senate 19990504 Introduced, read first time, 12 SLCI referred to Committee House 19990430 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990429 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19990428 Request for debate withdrawn by Representative J. Smith McGee Delleney House 19990428 Request for debate by Representative McGee Hawkins J. Smith Littlejohn Delleney House 19990427 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19990428 House 19990421 Committee report: Favorable 26 HLCI House 19990324 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 21, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 13, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 19, 1999 - Word format
(A90, R163, H3779)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 41-18-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA AMUSEMENT RIDES SAFETY CODE, SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF "SERIOUS INJURY" TO INCLUDE DEATH, IMMEDIATE INPATIENT HOSPITALIZATION, FRACTURES, AND DISFIGUREMENTS, AND TO REQUIRE THE OWNER OR LESSEE OF AN AMUSEMENT DEVICE TO MAINTAIN RECORDS OF ALL INJURIES SUSTAINED AND TO MAKE THESE RECORDS OPEN FOR INSPECTION BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Definition; records required
SECTION 1. Section 41-18-40(9) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 144 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"(9) 'Serious injury' means an injury that results in death or requires immediate in-patient hospitalization. A fracture or disfigurement is considered a serious injury even if no hospitalization is required. Notwithstanding the definition of serious injury, the owner or lessee of any amusement device under this section must maintain permanent records of all injuries sustained by participants utilizing the amusement. These records shall be open for inspection by any authorized representative of the department."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 9th day of June, 1999.
Approved the 11th day of June, 1999.
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