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610Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990316Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: FairDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22236cm99.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Freedom of Information, state agencies not to release records of persons, provisionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990316 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 30-4-85 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE AGENCY SHALL NOT RELEASE THE NAME, ADDRESS, PICTURE, OR INFORMATION OF A PERSONAL OR IMPERSONAL NATURE CONTAINED IN ITS RECORDS OF A PERSON WITHOUT HIS WRITTEN PERMISSION, TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE PERSON IS A MINOR, THE AGENCY MUST RECEIVE THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE MINOR'S PARENT OR GUARDIAN BEFORE THE INFORMATION IS RELEASED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN RECORDS OF A MINOR ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS PROVISION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 30-4-85. Notwithstanding another provision of law, a state agency shall not release the name, address, picture, or information of a personal or impersonal nature contained in its records of a person without his written permission. If the person is a minor, the written permission of the minor's parent or legal guardian must be obtained before the information contained in this section is released. However, a minor's school records may be transferred to a school in which he newly has enrolled as a student, but his new school shall not release his school records to a person, institution, or agency without the written permission of his parent or legal guardian."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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