South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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S. 728

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Gustafson
Companion/Similar bill(s): 4680
Document Path: SR-0352KM23.docx

Introduced in the Senate on April 13, 2023
Introduced in the House on March 28, 2024
Last Amended on March 21, 2024
Labor, Commerce and Industry

Summary: Firefighter residency

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date Body Action Description with journal page number
4/13/2023 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
4/13/2023 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 4)
3/19/2024 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 7)
3/21/2024 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 26)
3/21/2024 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 26)
3/21/2024 Senate Roll call Ayes-44 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 26)
3/26/2024 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 26)
3/28/2024 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 13)
3/28/2024 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 13)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

04/13/2023
03/19/2024
03/21/2024



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Committee Amendment Adopted

03/21/24

S. 728

Introduced by Senator Gustafson

 

S. Printed 03/21/24--S.

Read the first time April 13, 2023

 

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A bill

 

TO AMEND THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS BY AMENDING SECTION 23-9-197(A)(3), RELATING TO THE FIREFIGHTER CANCER HEALTH CARE BENEFIT PLAN, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEFINITION OF "FIREFIGHTER" SHALL INCLUDE NON-RESIDENTS OF SOUTH CAROLINA WHO WORK IN THE STATE.

    Amend Title To Conform

 

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

 

SECTION 1.  Section 23-9-197(A)(3) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

 

    (3) "Firefighter" means any person, paid or unpaid, who is a resident of this State and engages in rescue, fire suppression, or related activities, under the supervision of a fire chief or fire department in this State or who is employed by the State Commission of Forestry, South Carolina State Fire, or a forestry district for the purpose of fire protection.

 

SECTION 2.  Section 23-9-197(B) of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

 

    (B) There is established the "Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan" to provide a supplemental insurance policy upon a firefighter being diagnosed with cancer on or after July 1, 2021. The plan shall provide benefits to a firefighter only if the firefighter has served in a South Carolina fire department for at least five continuous years and been in active service within ten years of the diagnosis.

 

SECTION 3.  This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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