SC H3665 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 30-1)
Status: Introduced on January 14 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-14 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 23-1-242 So As To Prohibit The Deletion Or Destruction Of Data From A Body-worn Camera With The Intent To Alter Or Influence A Criminal Action, Criminal Investigation, Internal Police Investigation, Civil Action, Or Potential Civil Action If Notice Is Provided By The Adverse Party, Or If Litigation Is Reasonably Anticipated, To Provide Penalties, And To Provide Exemptions; And To Amend Section 23-1-240, Relating To Policies And Procedures For The Use Of Body-worn Cameras, So As To Provide The Policies And Procedures Must Be Uniform, Provide For The Circumstances In Which The Policies And Procedures Established By The Agencies Must Include For The Activation Of The Recordings, To Provide The Circumstances When Data Recorded By A Body-worn Camera Is Subject To Disclosure Under The Freedom Of Information Act, And Provide A Trial Judge May Instruct A Jury That It May Infer Negligence If An Officer Wearing A Body-worn Camera Failed To Produce A Video.

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Body cameras



2021-01-14HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2021-01-14HouseIntroduced and read first time

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S0257 (Similar To) 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
H3563 (Similar To) 2021-01-13 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.L.Johnson

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
231240(n/a)See Bill Text
231242(n/a)See Bill Text

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