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TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MATTERS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO PROVIDE PUBLIC BODIES MAY NOT DISCLOSE THE NAMES OR OTHER PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF JURORS, TO PROHIBIT DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN RELATED DOCUMENTS CONCERNING JURORS, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 30-4-40 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered subsection to read:
"(__)(1) A public body may not disclose the name or other personally identifying information of a juror pursuant to a request under the Freedom of Information Act. The rolls of grand jurors and petit jurors in attendance provided by Section 14-17-310, venire lists of individuals summoned to serve as jurors, and other lists of jurors, slips of juror names used in capsules manually drawn for juror selection, juror information forms, and juror response forms are exempt from disclosure also may not be disclosed.
(2) For purposes of this section, 'personally identifying information' has the same meaning as found in Section 30-2-30(1)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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