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Sponsors: Reps. G.R. Smith, Bedingfield and Willis
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Introduced in the House on April 30, 2013
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: Fire Departments
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/30/2013 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 186) 4/30/2013 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 186) 5/21/2013 House Recalled from Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 50) 5/23/2013 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Howard, King, Neal, Atwater, DC Moss, Clemmons, Knight, Sabb, Ott, Hart, GR Smith, Felder, Toole (House Journal-page 22) 1/15/2014 House Debate adjourned until Thurs., 1-16-14 (House Journal-page 49) 2/6/2014 House Recommitted to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 31)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 21, 2013
S. Printed 5/21/13--H.
Read the first time April 30, 2013.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 5-7-125 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY, BY ORDINANCE, MAY PROVIDE THAT ALL MEMBERS OF A MUNICIPAL FIRE TRUCK COMPANY OR OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT MAY DIRECT AND CONTROL TRAFFIC AT THE SCENE OF ANY FIRE IN THE MUNICIPALITY AND ENFORCE THE LAWS OF THIS STATE OR ORDINANCES OF THE MUNICIPALITY RELATING TO THE FOLLOWING OF A FIRE APPARATUS, THE CROSSING OF A FIRE HOSE, AND INTERFERING WITH FIREMEN IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES IN CONNECTION WITH A FIRE IN THE SAME MANNER AS PROVIDED FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF SUCH LAWS OR ORDINANCES BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 7, Title 5 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 5-7-125. The governing body of a municipality, by ordinance, may provide that all members of a municipal fire truck company or other employees of the fire department may direct and control traffic at the scene of any fire in the municipality and enforce the laws of this State or ordinances of the municipality relating to the following of a fire apparatus, the crossing of a fire hose, and interfering with firemen in the discharge of their duties in connection with a fire in the same manner as provided for the enforcement of such laws or ordinances by law enforcement or code enforcement officers."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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