South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 326

STATUS INFORMATION

Joint Resolution
Sponsors: Senators Massey, Setzler, Malloy, Turner, Alexander and Young
Document Path: l:\s-res\asm\024ptsd.kmm.asm.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Introduced in the House on January 23, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Ways and Means

Summary: SLED; distribute 250,000 dollars to the SC State Firefighters Association to provide PTSD insurance and programs

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    1/8/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 184)
    1/8/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Finance 
                        (Senate Journal-page 184)
   1/16/2019  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Finance 
                        (Senate Journal-page 9)
   1/22/2019  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 19)
   1/22/2019  Senate  Roll call Ayes-42  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 19)
   1/23/2019  House   Introduced and read first time
   1/23/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Ways and Means

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/8/2019
1/16/2019

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COMMITTEE REPORT

January 16, 2019

S. 326

Introduced by Senator Massey

S. Printed 1/16/19--S.

Read the first time January 8, 2019.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (S. 326) to direct the State Law Enforcement Division to distribute two hundred fifty thousand dollars to the South Carolina State Firefighters Association, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:

HUGH K. LEATHERMAN, SR. for Committee.

            

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT

Explanation of Fiscal Impact

Introduced on January 8, 2019

State Expenditure

This bill requires SLED to disburse $250,000 of appropriated funds to the South Carolina State Firefighters Association for the reimbursement to firefighters and emergency medical technicians who incur out-of-pocket expenses for mental injury as a result of a critical incident during the scope of their employment. SLED will receive a total of $51,288,539 in general fund appropriations pursuant to Act 264 of 2018.

Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO DIRECT THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION TO DISTRIBUTE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER INSURANCE AND PROGRAMS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    From the funds appropriated to it in Act 264 of 2018, the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Appropriations Act, the State Law Enforcement Division shall distribute two hundred fifty thousand dollars to the South Carolina State Firefighters Association for the South Carolina Firefighter Assistance Support Team to reimburse firefighters and emergency medical technicians who incur mental injury as a result of a critical incident during the scope of their employment, for actual out-of-pocket expenses not covered through workers' compensation claims or other insurance. The funds can also be utilized to provide services through the South Carolina Firefighters Assistance Support Team.

SECTION    2.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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