SC S0056 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend Chapter 1, Title 23 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Law Enforcement And Public Safety, By Adding Section 23-1-250, To Provide That Certain Statements Made During Questioning Or Interrogation Must Be Audio Or Video Recorded, To Provide That A Court Must Instruct A Jury That It May Draw An Adverse Inference For A Law Enforcement Officer Who Fails To Record A Statement, To Provide The Circumstances In Which A Person's Statement May Be Used For Impeachment Purposes, To Provide The Circumstances In Which A Statement Obtained In Another State Or By The Federal Government Is Admissible In This State, To Provide That An Inaudible Portion Of A Recording Does Not Render It Inadmissible, And To Define Necessary Terms.

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Law enforcement and public safety



2021-01-12SenateReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2021-01-12SenateIntroduced and read first time
2020-12-09SenateReferred to Committee on Judiciary

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
231250(n/a)See Bill Text

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