South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 333

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator M.B. Matthews
Document Path: l:\s-res\mbm\004prob.sp.mbm.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 218

Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate

Summary: Probationer community service supervisors

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 187)
    1/8/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 187)
   1/10/2019  Senate  Recalled from Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 2)
   1/10/2019  Senate  Committed to Committee on Corrections and Penology 
                        (Senate Journal-page 2)
   1/16/2019  Senate  Polled out of committee Corrections and Penology 
                        (Senate Journal-page 9)
   1/16/2019  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Corrections and Penology 
                        (Senate Journal-page 9)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/8/2019
1/16/2019

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POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE

MAJORITY FAVORABLE

January 16, 2019

S. 333

Introduced by Senator M.B. Matthews

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

Read the first time January 8, 2019.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON CORRECTIONS AND PENOLOGY

To whom was referred a Bill (S. 333) to amend Article 5, Chapter 21, Title 24 of the 1976 Code, relating to probation, by adding Section 24-21-435, to provide that probation officers, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

Has polled the Bill out majority favorable.

A BILL

TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 21, TITLE 24 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PROBATION, BY ADDING SECTION 24-21-435, TO PROVIDE THAT PROBATION OFFICERS, COURT PERSONNEL, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL PERSONNEL, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, AND PRIVATE VOLUNTEERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS IN WHICH A PROBATIONER IS COMPLETING COMMUNITY SERVICE AS A CONDITION OF PROBATION ARE NOT LIABLE FOR CIVIL DAMAGES UNLESS AN INJURY OR DAMAGES RESULT FROM THE GROSS NEGLIGENCE, RECKLESSNESS, OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT OF SUCH PERSON.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 5, Chapter 21, Title 24 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 24-21-435.    (A)    Probation officers, court personnel, county and municipal personnel, public officials, charitable organizations, and private volunteers that allow those who are on probation to participate in community service programs pursuant to Section 24-21-430 are not liable for civil damages, unless an injury or damages result from the gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of such person or organization.

(B)    Nothing in this section shall be construed as granting immunity to a driver transporting a probationer to community service or a motorist who, by his negligence, injures a probationer on community service.

(C)    Nothing in this section shall be construed as granting a probationer who is voluntarily completing community service as a condition of probation pursuant to Section 24-21-430 any claim under workers' compensation."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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