South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3382


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Sponsors: Rep. Rutherford
Document Path: LC-0099CM23.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works

Summary: Information collected by officers during traffic stop when not cited or arrested


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/8/2022 House Prefiled
12/8/2022 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
1/10/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 153)
1/10/2023 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 153)

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to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 56-5-6560, relating to Collection of motor vehicle stop data regarding age, gender, and race of driver; development of database; reports, so as to PROVIDE THIS PROVISION APPLIES ALSO TO MOTOR VEHICLE STOPs WHERE OFFICERs ISSUE CITATIONs OR MAKE ARRESTs AND TO REVISE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO REVIEW THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION.

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

SECTION 1.   Section 56-5-6560(A) and (D) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

   (A) Any time a motor vehicle is stopped by a state or local law enforcement officer with or without a citation being issued or an arrest being made, the officer who initiated the stop must complete a data collection form designed by the Department of Public Safety that must include information regarding the age, gender, and race or ethnicity of the driver of the vehicle. This information may be gathered and transmitted electronically under the supervision of the department which shall develop and maintain a database storing the information collected. The department must promulgate rules and regulations with regard to the collection and submission of the information gathered.

   (D) This section must be reviewed by the Senate Transportation Committee and the House of Representatives Education and Public Works Committee during the 2010 Session of the General Assembly biennially beginning 2023. The committees must conduct a hearing, consider the data, and take testimony during the legislative session in which the report is received. If the report is received while the legislature is not in session, the committees shall hold their hearings during the next legislative session. Both committees shall make a complete report setting forth recommendations of appropriate changes, if any, to this section existing law before the end of the 2010 Session session.

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


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