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735Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990415Primary Sponsor: RavenelAll Sponsors: Ravenel and GieseDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\ar\001fire.kad.docCompanion Bill Number: 4390Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 26 HLCIDate of Last Amendment: 20000419Subject: Firefighters, registration required with Office of State Fire MarshalHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000425 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to Committee Senate 20000419 Amended, read third time, sent to House ------ 20000414 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000413 Amended, read second time ------ 20000315 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000314 Committee report: Favorable with 12 SLCI amendment Senate 19990415 Introduced, read first time, 12 SLCI referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 14, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 15, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 13, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 14, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 19, 2000 - Word format
AS PASSED BY THE SENATE
April 19, 2000
S. Printed 4/19/00--S.
Read the first time April 15, 1999.
TO AMEND TITLE 40 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS, BY ADDING SECTION 40-200-10 SO AS TO REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF A PROSPECTIVE FIREFIGHTER AND TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY NOT PERFORM FIREFIGHTER DUTIES AFTER JULY 1, 2000, IF THAT INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-200-10. (A) Prior to employment of any firefighter, paid or volunteer, the fire chief or other employer shall ensure that each prospective firefighter undergoes a criminal records check conducted by a law enforcement agency.
(B) The cost of the criminal records check shall not exceed five dollars.
(C) No person shall be allowed to perform firefighting duties in the State of South Carolina on or after July 1, 2000, who is convicted, pleads guilty, pleads no contest, or otherwise admits guilt, regardless of adjudication, to a felony, arson-related crime, or use of a controlled substance within the last ten years.
(D) No criminal records check shall be required of any firefighter employed on or before June 30, 2000."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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