Summary: SC Data Privacy Act
By G.R. Smith, Rutherford, Magnuson, Jones, Burns, Chumley, Robinson, Thigpen, Stringer, Wooten, Taylor, B. Cox, May, Haddon, Long, Pope, McCabe, Caskey and J.L. Johnson
SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A CITATION, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO PROVIDE THAT A SEARCH WARRANT MUST BE ISSUED BEFORE CERTAIN ELECTRONIC DATA MAY BE SEIZED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, TO REQUIRE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO NOTIFY THE OWNER OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DATA, OR INFORMATION SPECIFIED IN THE SEARCH WARRANT, TO PROHIBIT A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FROM COLLECTING CERTAIN INFORMATION FROM A THIRD-PARTY WITHOUT A SEARCH WARRANT, TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 3, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS;
Summary: Corrections Department, Director
(A) The Director of the Department of Corrections may release an inmate committed to the department's custody upon a petition by the inmate before his scheduled supervised release date or target release date if he:
(1) is serving a sentence for the unlawful possession, manufacture, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance;
(2) committed the crime as a result of a controlled substance addiction;
(3) has served at least thirty-six months or one-half of his term of imprisonment, whichever is less;
Summary: Child support enforcement through license revocation
RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT THROUGH LICENSE REVOCATION, SO AS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF "LICENSE" TO EXCLUDE DRIVERS' LICENSES, COMMERCIAL HUNTING, FISHING, AND TRAPPING LICENSES, AND BUSINESS, OCCUPATIONAL, AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSES.
Summary: Critical thinking and media literacy skills
By Rose, Pope and Bernstein
SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE INTEGRATION OF CRITICAL THINKING AND MEDIA LITERACY SKILLS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE RELATED REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, AND LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Summary: Involuntary manslaughter
By Fry, Huggins, Dillard, Hewitt, Pendarvis, Trantham, Alexander, B. Newton, V.S. Moss, Pope, McGarry and Yow
SO AS TO REVISE THE DEFINITION OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER TO INCLUDE THE SALE OR DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, THEIR ANALOGUES, OR OTHER UNLAWFUL SUBSTANCES THAT CAUSE THE DEATH OF THE USER WHEN INGESTED, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Summary: Decriminalize certain weights of marijuana and allow for citation
SO AS TO DECRIMINALIZE POSSESSION OF TWENTY-EIGHT GRAMS OR ONE OUNCE OR LESS OF MARIJUANA OR TEN GRAMS OR LESS OF HASHISH AND AUTHORIZE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ISSUE A CIVIL CITATION FOR POSSESSION OF THAT SAME QUANTITY OF MARIJUANA OR HASHISH; TO DECREASE PENALTIES FOR FIRST OFFENSE POSSESSION OF LESS THAN ONE GRAM OF METHAMPHETAMINE OR COCAINE BASE AND REQUIRE COMPLETION OF A DRUG TREATMENT OR REHABILITATION PROGRAM AS PART OF THE SENTENCE; AND TO REQUIRE THE COURT TO PLACE PERSONS ON PROBATION WHO ARE GUILTY OF A FIRST OFFENSE POSSESSION OF CERTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
By Allison and Lucas
(A) A school district may hire noncertified teachers in a ratio of up to twenty-five percent of a school or career center's teaching staff if a certified teacher is not available and the following requirements are met:
(1) Noncertified teachers must possess baccalaureate degrees or graduate degrees from a regionally accredited college or university in the subject they are hired to teach and must have at least five years of relevant workplace experience as determined by the local school board.
Summary: Right to keep and bear arms
By Burns, Chumley, Haddon, Long, Taylor, B. Cox, Elliott, Jones, Huggins, Hixon, Hiott, Forrest and Pope
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 20, Article I of the Constitution of this State, be amended to read:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Every citizen has the fundamental and inalienable right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State. Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. No citizen shall be compelled by any international treaty or international law to take an action that prohibits, limits, or otherwise interferes with his fundamental and inalienable right to keep and bear arms in defense of himself and the State, if such treaty or law, or its adoption, violates the United States Constitution. As, in times of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they shall not be maintained without the consent of the General Assembly.
Summary: Home-based businesses or occupations
SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AND ALLOW HOME-BASED BUSINESSES OR OCCUPATIONS AS AN ACCESSORY USE IN RESIDENTIAL HOMES.
(B) Inside the home or accessory structure, a zoning or other ordinance may not:
(1) prohibit a home occupation from serving clients by appointment;
(2) prohibit two or fewer nonresident employees from working at the home occupation;
(3) prohibit or require structural modifications for a home occupation:
(4) restrict the amount of floor space a home-based business or occupation may use;
Summary: Employee leave for school functions
By R. Williams and Gilliard
SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN EMPLOYEE MAY BE GRANTED BY HIS EMPLOYER A SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL PAID LEAVE EACH YEAR FOR THE PURPOSE OF ATTENDING CERTAIN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CONFERENCES OR ACTIVITIES DURING THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK HOURS OR TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN VOLUNTEER TEACHING ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE THAT THE EMPLOYERS OF THESE EMPLOYEES ARE ENTITLED TO A SPECIFIED STATE INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR THESE ACTIVITIES, AND TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
Summary: Restricted Personal Information
SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM KNOWINGLY MAKING RESTRICTED PERSONAL INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE OF A COVERED PERSON OR THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY WITH THE INTENT TO THREATEN, INTIMIDATE, OR INCITE HARASSMENT OR THE COMMISSION OF A VIOLENT CRIME.
Summary: Israel Defense
By Bernstein, Alexander, Allison, Anderson, Atkinson, Bailey, Ballentine, Bamberg, Bannister, Bennett, Blackwell, Bradley, Brawley, Brittain, Bryant, Burns, Bustos, Calhoon, Carter, Caskey, Chumley, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cogswell, Collins, B. Cox, W. Cox, Crawford, Dabney, Daning, Davis, Dillard, Elliott, Erickson, Felder, Finlay, Forrest, Fry, Gagnon, Garvin, Gatch, Gilliam, Gilliard, Govan, Haddon, Hardee, Hart, Hayes, Henderson-Myers, Henegan, Herbkersman, Hewitt, Hill, Hiott, Hixon, Hosey, Howard, Huggins, Hyde, Jefferson, J.E. Johnson, J.L. Johnson, K.O. Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Kimmons, King, Kirby, Ligon, Long, Lowe, Lucas, Magnuson, Martin, Matthews, May, McCabe, McCravy, McDaniel, McGarry, McGinnis, McKnight, J. Moore, T. Moore, Morgan, D.C. Moss, V.S. Moss, Murphy, Murray, B. Newton, W. Newton, Nutt, Oremus, Ott, Parks, Pendarvis, Pope, Rivers, Robinson, Rose, Rutherford, Sandifer, Simrill, G.M. Smith, G.R. Smith, M.M. Smith, Stavrinakis, Stringer, Taylor, Tedder, Thayer, Thigpen, Trantham, Weeks, West, Wetmore, Wheeler, White, Whitmire, R. Williams, S. Williams, Willis, Wooten and Yow
RECOGNIZING ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO USE DECISIVE FORCE IN DEFENDING ITSELF AGAINST ATTACKS AND TO REAFFIRM SOUTH CAROLINA'S STRONG SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL.