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710Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990408Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: FairDrafted Document Number: l:\s-jud\bills\jud0052.mlf.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Corrections and Penology Committee 03 SCPSubject: Freedom of information, release of agency record without permission unlawful, provisions for minorsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990408 Introduced, read first time, 03 SCP referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 1-24-10, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A STATE AGENCY OR OTHER ENTITY SHALL NOT RELEASE TO ANY PERSON THE NAME, ADDRESS, PICTURE, OR OTHER INFORMATION OF A PERSONAL NATURE RELATING TO A MINOR EXCEPT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 1-24-10. A state agency, department, board, commission, or other entity shall not release to any person, institution, or agency the name, address, picture, or other information of a personal nature relating to a minor without the written permission of the minor's parent or legal guardian. However, nothing in this section prohibits a minor's school records from being transferred to another school in which the minor has enrolled as a student."
SECTION 2. Nothing in this act may be interpreted or construed to affect the disclosure of public records pursuant to Chapter 4 of Title 30.
SECTION 3. Nothing in this act may be interpreted or construed to prohibit or limit the release of information to a law enforcement officer who requests the information in the regular course of his duties.
SECTION 4 Nothing in this act may be interpreted or construed to limit a person's right to obtain an accident report pursuant to Chapter 5 of Title 56.
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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