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A63, R79, H3340
Sponsors: Reps. Dillard, Henegan, Hyde, Felder, King, Howard, Bernstein and Williams
Document Path: LC-0117CM23.docx
Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Introduced in the Senate on February 23, 2023
Last Amended on February 22, 2023
Currently residing in the House
Summary: Missing person alerts
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|12/8/2022||House||Referred to Committee on Judiciary|
|1/10/2023||House||Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 140)|
|1/10/2023||House||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 140)|
|1/12/2023||House||Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hyde|
|1/31/2023||House||Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Felder|
|2/8/2023||House||Member(s) request name added as sponsor: King|
|2/16/2023||House||Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 5)|
|2/21/2023||House||Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Howard, Bernstein, Williams|
|2/22/2023||House||Amended (House Journal-page 8)|
|2/22/2023||House||Read second time (House Journal-page 8)|
|2/22/2023||House||Roll call Yeas-99 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 10)|
|2/23/2023||House||Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 21)|
|2/23/2023||Senate||Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5)|
|2/23/2023||Senate||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 5)|
|5/1/2023||Senate||Referred to Subcommittee: Talley (ch), Matthews, McLeod, Garrett, Gustafson|
|5/9/2023||Senate||Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 18)|
|5/10/2023||Senate||Read second time (Senate Journal-page 51)|
|5/10/2023||Senate||Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 51)|
|5/11/2023||Senate||Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 147)|
|5/17/2023||Ratified R 79|
|5/19/2023||Signed By Governor|
|5/26/2023||Effective date 05/19/23|
|5/26/2023||Act No. 63|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A63, R79, H3340)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 23-3-330, RELATING TO THE ENDANGERED PERSON NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE SYSTEM ALSO SHALL PROVIDE FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION REGARDING MISSING PERSONS BELIEVED TO BE SUFFERING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OR A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SUCH AS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER THROUGH THE USE OF WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT NOTIFICATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MESSAGE SIGNS, SLED WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS, AND CERTAIN MEDIA OUTLETS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Endangered person notification system
SECTION 1. Section 23-3-330 of the S.C. Code is amended to read:
Section 23-3-330. (A) The Endangered Person Notification System is established within the Missing Person Information Center. The purpose of the Endangered Person Notification System is to provide a statewide system for the rapid dissemination of information regarding a missing person who is believed to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, a developmental disability such as autism spectrum disorder, or some other cognitive impairment.
(B) If the center receives a report that involves a missing person who is believed to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, a developmental disability such as autism spectrum disorder, or some other cognitive impairment, for the protection of the person from potential abuse or other physical harm, neglect, or exploitation, the center shall issue a notification providing for the appropriate dissemination of information regarding the person.
(C) The center shall adopt guidelines and develop procedures for issuing notifications, including wireless emergency alert notifications, for missing persons believed to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, a developmental disability such as autism spectrum disorder, or some other cognitive impairment, provide education and training to local law enforcement agencies, and encourage radio and television broadcasters to participate in the notifications.
(D) The center shall consult with the Department of Transportation and develop a procedure for the use of overhead permanent changeable message signs to provide information on a missing person who is believed to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, a developmental disability such as autism spectrum disorder, or some other cognitive impairment when the person's vehicle and license tag information is available. The Department of Transportation shall utilize current protocol for the content, length, and frequency of any message to be placed on an overhead permanent changeable message sign.
(E) The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division shall be authorized to send wireless emergency alerts pursuant to this section.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 17th day of May, 2023.
Approved the 19th day of May, 2023.
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