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Sponsors: Rep. Altman
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Introduced in the House on January 29, 2004
Introduced in the Senate on February 24, 2004
Last Amended on February 19, 2004
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance
Summary: Crime victims bill, paid leave for state employees, provisions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/29/2004 House Introduced and read first time HJ-33 1/29/2004 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-33 2/18/2004 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-21 2/19/2004 House Amended HJ-42 2/19/2004 House Read second time HJ-43 2/19/2004 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-43 2/20/2004 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-3 2/24/2004 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-10 2/24/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-10
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
February 19, 2004
S. Printed 2/19/04--H.
Read the first time January 29, 2004.
TO AMEND CHAPTER 11, TITLE 8, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 13 SO AS TO PROVIDE PAID LEAVE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES TO ATTEND COURT PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ADJUDICATION OF THE DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH A VIOLENT CRIME COMMITTED AGAINST THE STATE EMPLOYEE OR A MEMBER OF THE STATE EMPLOYEE'S IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND TO PROVIDE THE METHOD OF CLAIMING THIS LEAVE AND THE DEFINITION NECESSARY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS LEAVE.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 11, Title 8 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 8-11-1110(A) State employees eligible to earn annual leave pursuant to Section 8-11-610 also are entitled to paid leave to attend court proceedings for adjudicating the defendant charged with a crime triable in general sessions court committed against the state employee or a member of the state employee's immediate family. This paid leave shall not diminish any other paid leave allowed by law. An employee must provide his employer written advance confirmation of the date of the court proceedings from either the solicitor's office or the appropriate law enforcement department.
(B) For purposes of this section:
(1) 'court proceedings' include a preliminary hearing, a trial, sentencing, and hearing on revocation of probation;
(2) 'immediate family' is as provided in Section 8-11-40."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies for court proceedings scheduled on or after that date.
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