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903Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020122Primary Sponsor: MescherAll Sponsors: MescherDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5052djc02.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJDate of Last Amendment: 20020226Subject: Tort Claims Act, "volunteers" included in definition of "employees"; terrorism related provisionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020305 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20020228 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20020226 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20020220 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 20020122 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on February 20, 2002 - Word format Revised on February 26, 2002 - Word format
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
February 26, 2002
S. Printed 2/26/02--S.
Read the first time January 22, 2002.
TO AMEND SECTION 15-78-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA TORT CLAIMS ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE VOLUNTEERS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "EMPLOYEE"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 15-78-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM THE STATE'S LIABILITY UNDER THE TORT CLAIMS ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ACTIVITIES RELATING TO PREVENTION OF TERRORISM OR TERRORIST ATTACK AND ACTIVITIES IN RESPONSE TO A TERRORIST THREAT OR TERRORIST ATTACK ARE EXEMPTED UNDER THE TORT CLAIMS ACT.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 15-78-60(19) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 352 of 1988, is further amended to read:
"(19) emergency preparedness activities, activities relating to prevention of terrorism or a terrorist attack, activities in response to a terrorist threat or attack, and activities of the South Carolina National Guard and South Carolina State Guard while engaged in state or federal training or duty. This exemption does not apply to vehicular accidents;"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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