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191Ratification Number: 235Act Number: 205Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010124Primary Sponsor: WaldrepAll Sponsors: Waldrep, McConnell, Leventis, Hawkins, Hutto, Thomas, Giese, PinckneyDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11189ac01.docCompanion Bill Number: 3372Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020405Date of Last Amendment: 20020206Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020422Subject: Animals, abandoned, ill, injured; person rendering emergency care without pay immune from liabilityHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020514 Act No. A205 ------ 20020422 Signed by Governor ------ 20020416 Ratified R235 House 20020405 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 20020404 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 20020403 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 20020212 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to Committee Senate 20020207 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20020206 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20020205 Committee report: Favorable with 01 SANR amendment ------ 20010213 Companion Bill No. 3372 Senate 20010124 Introduced, read first time, 01 SANR referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on February 5, 2002 - Word format Revised on February 6, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 3, 2002 - Word format
(A205, R235, S191)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 47-1-75 SO AS TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITY TO A PERSON ACTING IN GOOD FAITH AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION WHO RENDERS EMERGENCY CARE TO A DOMESTIC ANIMAL THAT IS ABANDONED, ILL, OR INJURED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Immunity from civil and criminal liability
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 47-1-75. Any person, including a person licensed to practice veterinary medicine, or an animal control officer or agent of the South Carolina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or any society incorporated for that purpose, who in good faith and without compensation for services provided, acting without malice, recklessness, or gross negligence, renders emergency care or treatment to a domestic animal which is abandoned, ill, injured, or in distress related to an accident or disaster shall not be liable or subject to any civil or criminal liability for any injuries or harm to such animal resulting from the rendering of such care or treatment, or any act or failure to act to provide or arrange for further medical treatment or care for such animal."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of April, 2002.
Approved the 22nd day of April, 2002.
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