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277Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20010206Primary Sponsor: LeathermanAll Sponsors: LeathermanDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1175dw01.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Legislative Audit Council, agency audit records and working papers to be confidential, exception; Agencies, StateHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010501 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20010427 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20010426 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20010427 Senate 20010425 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20010213 Committed to Committee 11 SJ Senate 20010213 Recalled from Committee 06 SF Senate 20010206 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 25, 2001 - Word format
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To whom was referred a Bill (S. 277) to amend Section 2-15-120, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to confidentiality of records, so as to make audit working papers, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
LARRY A. MARTIN for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 2-15-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS, SO AS TO MAKE AUDIT WORKING PAPERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL CONFIDENTIAL AND TO PROVIDE THAT THESE PAPERS AND ALL RECORDS OF THE COUNCIL WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FINAL AUDIT REPORTS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of Section 2-15-120 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 419 of 1998, Part II, Section 35C, is further amended to read:
"All records and audit working papers of the Legislative Audit Council with the exception of its final audit reports provided for by Section 2-15-60 are confidential and not subject to public disclosure
prior to the publication of the final audit report. The court in determining the extent to which any disclosure of all or any part of a council record is necessary shall impose appropriate safeguards against unauthorized disclosure."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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