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  1. Introduced Dec 18, 2014
  2. Passed House Feb 19, 2015
  3. Passed Senate
  4. Signed into Law

H 3191

South Carolina House Bill

A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 1-23-665 So As To Create The Office Of Freedom Of Information Act Review Within The Administrative Law Court, To Provide For The Administration, Functions, And Related Procedures Of The Office, Its Hearing Officers, And Appeals From Decisions Of The Office; To Amend Section 30-4-30, Relating To The Right To Inspect Or Copy Public Records, So As To Expand The Right To Include Receipt Of Existing Electronic Transmissions Of Public Records, To Revise The Manner In Which Related Fees And Charges May Be Established And Collected, To Reduce The Time In Which A Public Body Must Respond With Notice Of Its Final Determination Concerning A Records Request From Fifteen To Ten Days, To Provide Two Sets Of Time Limits Within Which Records Subsequently Must Be Furnished Or Made Available For Inspection Or Copying Based On Whether The Documents Are Less Or More Than Two Years Old, To Include Among Those Records That Must Be Available For Copying And Inspection Without Written Request During Normal Business Hours All Documents Produced By The Public Body Or Its Agent That Were Distributed To Or Reviewed By Any Member Of The Public Body During A Public Meeting For The Preceding Six-Month Period, And To Provide That A Public Body May Comply With Requirements For Making Certain Records Available For Copying And Inspection Without Written Request During Normal Business Hours By Making The Records Available On A Publicly Available Internet Website; To Amend Section 30-4-100, Relating To Remedies Available For Violations, So As To Include Hearings Before The Office Of Freedom Of Information Act Review To Seek Specific Enforcement, To Challenge The Reasonableness Of Fees, And To Seek Relief From Unduly Burdensome, Overly Broad, And Otherwise Improper Requests To Public Bodies; And To Amend Section 30-4-110, Relating To Penalties For Violations, So As To Remove Existing Criminal Penalties, To Provide A Private Cause Of Action For A Violation, And To Provide For The Award Of Damages And Attorney Fees.
Session:
2015-2016 Regular Session
Bill Subjects:
State Agencies Government Reform Judiciary
Sponsors (32):

Votes

Actions

Date Chamber  
Mar 17, 2016 Other Scrivener's error corrected
Mar 16, 2016 Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary
Jan 19, 2016 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Malloy, Bright, Allen, Young
Apr 24, 2015 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Campsen (ch), Bright, Scott, Allen, Young
Feb 24, 2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Feb 24, 2015 Senate Introduced and read first time
Feb 19, 2015 Other Scrivener's error corrected
Feb 19, 2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate
Feb 18, 2015 House Roll call Yeas-90 Nays-16
Feb 18, 2015 House Read second time
Feb 18, 2015 House Amended
Feb 17, 2015 House Debate adjourned until Wed., 2-18-15
Feb 11, 2015 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
Jan 13, 2015 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Jan 13, 2015 House Introduced and read first time
Dec 18, 2014 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Dec 18, 2014 House Prefiled

Bill Text

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