South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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S. 646

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Alexander
Document Path: l:\s-res\tca\030eye .kmm.tca.docx

Introduced in the Senate on March 9, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs

Summary: Eyes and eye tissue

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    3/9/2021  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 3)
    3/9/2021  Senate  Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs 
                        (Senate Journal-page 3)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

3/9/2021

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A BILL

TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 43, TITLE 44 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE REVISED UNIFORM ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT, BY ADDING SECTION 44-43-372, TO PROVIDE THAT A FOR-PROFIT ENTITY SHALL NOT ENGAGE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE PROCUREMENT, TRANSFER, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ANY HUMAN EYE, CORNEA, EYE TISSUE, CORNEAL TISSUE, OR PORTION OF AN EYE.

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

SECTION    1.    Article 5, Chapter 43, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 44-43-372.    A for-profit entity shall not engage, directly or indirectly, in the procurement, transfer, or distribution of any human eye, cornea, eye tissue, corneal tissue, or portion of an eye."

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

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