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3436Ratification Number: 297Act Number: 244Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010201Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: Wilkins and HarrisonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20061sd01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020430Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020514Subject: Audit records and working papers of Legislative Audit Council, confidential at all timesHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020603 Act No. A244 ------ 20020514 Signed by Governor ------ 20020508 Ratified R297 Senate 20020430 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 20010502 Read second time Senate 20010425 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20010313 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20010309 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010308 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20010309 House 20010307 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 20010201 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 7, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 25, 2001 - Word format
(A244, R297, H3436)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2-15-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RECORDS OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL AND THEIR CONFIDENTIALITY PRIOR TO PUBLICATION OF THE FINAL AUDIT REPORT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL RECORDS AND AUDIT WORKING PAPERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL ARE CONFIDENTIAL AT ALL TIMES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Records and audit working papers confidential at all times
SECTION 1. Section 2-15-120 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 419 of 1998, is further amended to read:
"Section 2-15-120. 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. 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.
As used in this section, 'records' includes, but is not limited to, books, papers, maps, photographs, cards, tapes, recordings, or other documentary materials regardless of physical form or characteristics prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or retained by the Legislative Audit Council.
Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year. If the person convicted is an officer or employee of the State, he must be dismissed from office or employment and is ineligible to hold any public office in this State for a period of five years after the conviction."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of May, 2002.
Approved the 14th day of May, 2002.
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