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Sponsors: Senator Reese
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Introduced in the Senate on April 16, 2003
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Burglary reports or related investigative reports
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/16/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-28 4/16/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-28
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE CONDITIONS UPON WHICH A PERSON MAY EXAMINE OR OBTAIN A COPY OF A REPORT OF A BURGLARY OR A RELATED INVESTIGATIVE REPORT AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A PERSON WHO VIOLATES A PROVISION CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 16 of the 1976 Code, is amended by adding:
"Section 16-11-15. (A) An employee of a law enforcement agency may not allow another person to examine or obtain a copy of a report of a burglary or a related investigative report when the employee knows or should reasonably know that the request for access to the report is for commercial solicitation purposes.
(B) A person may not request a law enforcement agency to permit him to examine or furnish him a copy of a report of a burglary or a related investigative report for commercial solicitation purposes.
(C) All persons, except law enforcement personnel and persons named in the report, must submit a written request to the law enforcement agency to obtain a report of a burglary or a related investigative report that contains the requestor's name, address, and intended use of the report in sufficient detail that the law enforcement agency may ascertain that the intended use is not for commercial solicitation purposes.
(D) A person who knowingly makes a false statement in a written request under this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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