South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3325

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. King, Murray, Rivers, M.M. Smith and Parks
Document Path: l:\council\bills\rt\17854wab21.docx

Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Last Amended on March 2, 2021
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Death certificates

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/9/2020  House   Prefiled
   12/9/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs
   1/12/2021  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 158)
   1/12/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and 
                        Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 158)
   2/10/2021  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Murray, Rivers, 
                        M.M.Smith, Parks
   2/25/2021  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, 
                        Military, Public and Municipal Affairs 
                        (House Journal-page 4)
    3/2/2021  House   Amended
    3/2/2021  House   Amended (House Journal-page 44)
    3/2/2021  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 44)
    3/2/2021  House   Roll call Yeas-116  Nays-1 (House Journal-page 44)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/9/2020
2/25/2021
3/2/2021

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AMENDED

March 2, 2021

H. 3325

Introduced by Reps. King, Murray, Rivers, M.M. Smith and Parks

S. Printed 3/2/21--H.

Read the first time January 12, 2021.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 44-63-74, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING OF DEATH CERTIFICATES WITH THE BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO ELIMINATE EXEMPTIONS FOR PHYSICIANS WHO CERTIFY FEWER THAN TWELVE DEATHS ANNUALLY.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Section 44-63-74(A)(4) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(4)    Death certificates must be transmitted electronically between the funeral home, or funeral home director, and the physician, coroner, or medical examiner certifying the cause of death in order to document the death certificate information prescribed by this chapter. Required signatures on death certificates must be provided by electronic signature. An individual who acts, without compensation, as a funeral director on behalf of a deceased family member or friend, physicians certifying fewer than twelve deaths per year, and funeral homes that perform fewer than twelve funerals per year are is exempt from the requirement to file electronically but must comply with the requirements of items (2) or (3), as applicable."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect July 1, 2021.

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