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A274, R318, H3710
Sponsors: Reps. J.E. Smith, Hayes, D.C. Moss and Sandifer
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 1107
Introduced in the House on February 17, 2011
Introduced in the Senate on May 1, 2012
Last Amended on June 21, 2012
Passed by the General Assembly on June 21, 2012
Governor's Action: June 26, 2012, Signed
Summary: Temporary license for a profession issued to spouses of armed forces
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/17/2011 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 6) 2/17/2011 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 6) 3/3/2011 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hayes, D.C.Moss, Sandifer 4/18/2012 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 4) 4/24/2012 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Lowe, Crawford, Southard, Toole, Atwater, Frye, Bedingfield, Thayer, Long, Putnam (House Journal-page 43) 4/25/2012 House Requests for debate removed-Rep(s). Bedingfield, GR Smith, Long, Putnam, Thayer, Atwater, Lowe, Toole (House Journal-page 36) 4/26/2012 House Amended (House Journal-page 130) 4/26/2012 House Read second time (House Journal-page 130) 4/26/2012 House Roll call Yeas-96 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 132) 4/26/2012 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 133) 4/27/2012 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 4) 5/1/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7) 5/1/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 7) 5/9/2012 Senate Polled out of committee Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 9) 5/9/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 9) 5/15/2012 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 36) 5/15/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 36) 5/15/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-33 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 36) 5/16/2012 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 14) 5/22/2012 House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment (House Journal-page 21) 5/22/2012 House Roll call Yeas-0 Nays-96 (House Journal-page 22) 5/29/2012 Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Lourie, Bryant, and Massey (Senate Journal-page 8) 5/30/2012 House Conference committee appointed Sandifer, Toole, JE Smith (House Journal-page 4) 6/21/2012 House Conference report received and adopted (House Journal-page 225) 6/21/2012 House Roll call Yeas-89 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 227) 6/21/2012 Senate Conference report adopted (Senate Journal-page 100) 6/21/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 100) 6/21/2012 Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification 6/22/2012 Ratified R 318 6/26/2012 Signed By Governor 7/2/2012 Effective date 06/26/12 7/9/2012 Act No. 274
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(A274, R318, H3710)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-1-77 SO AS TO PROVIDE A BOARD OR COMMISSION THAT REGULATES THE LICENSURE OF A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION UNDER TITLE 40 MAY ISSUE A TEMPORARY LICENSE FOR A PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION IT REGULATES TO THE SPOUSE OF AN ACTIVE DUTY MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING THIS LICENSE, TO PROVIDE TIME LIMITS ON THE VALIDITY OF THIS LICENSE, AND TO PROVIDE THE LICENSE MAY NOT BE RENEWED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Temporary professional licenses for military spouses
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-1-77. (A) A board or commission that regulates the licensure of a profession or occupation under Title 40 may issue a temporary professional license for a profession or occupation it regulates to the spouse of an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces if the member is assigned to a duty station in this State pursuant to the official active duty military orders of the member.
(B)(1) A person seeking a temporary professional license under subsection (A) shall submit an application to the board or commission from which it is seeking the temporary license on forms the board or commission shall create and provide. In addition to general personal information about the applicant, the application must include proof that the:
(a) applicant is married to a member of the United States Armed Forces who is on active duty;
(b) applicant holds a valid license issued by another state, the District of Columbia, a possession or territory of the United States, or a foreign jurisdiction for the profession for which temporary licensure is sought;
(c) applicant holds the license in subitem (b) in 'good standing' as evidenced by a certificate of good standing from the state, possession or territory of the United States, or foreign jurisdiction that issued the license;
(d)(i) applicant submitted at his expense to a fingerprint-based background check conducted by the State Law Enforcement Division to determine if the applicant has a criminal history in this State and a fingerprint-based background check conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine if the person has other criminal history, and the official results of these checks must be provided to the board or commission to which application for temporary licensure is made; and
(ii) the provisions of this subitem only apply if a similar background check is required to obtain ordinary licensure in the profession or occupation for which temporary licensure is sought by the applicant; and
(e) spouse of the applicant is assigned to a duty station in this State pursuant to the official active duty military orders of the member.
(C) A temporary license issued under this section expires one year from the date of issue and may not be renewed."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 22nd day of June, 2012.
Approved the 26th day of June, 2012.
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