South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3265

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Caskey
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\15393zw19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 150)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 150)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 58-1-70 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC UTILITY EMPLOYEE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT", TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 27, TITLE 8 REGARDING PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WHO REPORT CERTAIN VIOLATIONS OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION ALSO SHALL APPLY TO THE EMPLOYEES OF A PUBLIC UTILITY WHO REPORT VIOLATIONS OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION, AND TO DEFINE PUBLIC UTILITY.

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

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 58 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 58-1-70.    (A)    This section may be cited as the 'South Carolina Public Utility Employee Whistleblower Protection Act'.

(B)    Notwithstanding another provision of law, the provisions of Chapter 27, Title 8 regarding public employees who report violations of state or federal law or regulation or other wrongdoings also shall apply to the employees of a public utility who report violations of state or federal law or regulation or other wrongdoings.

(C)    For purposes of this section, 'public utility' means public utility as defined in Section 58-5-10, or electrical utility as defined in Section 58-27-10."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to qualifying reports of violations or other wrongdoings made after the effective date of this act.

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