SC S0147 | 2023-2024 | 125th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)
Status: Engrossed on April 18 2023 - 50% progression
Action: 2023-04-19 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #6) [HTML]


Amend The South Carolina Code Of Laws By Adding Section 16-25-130 So As To Establish The Address Confidentiality Program Whereby A Victim Of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Human Trafficking, Stalking, Harassment, Or Sexual Offenses May Use A Designated Address Rather Than His Residential Address To Conceal His Place Of Residence From His Assailants Or Probable Assailants, To Provide That The Program Shall Be Administered By The Attorney General, To Provide For The Process Through Which A Person May Participate In The Program, And To Define Necessary Terms; By Adding Section 16-3-1656 So As To Require Nonprofit Victim Assistance Organizations That Serve Victims Of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Human Trafficking, Stalking, Harassment, Or Sexual Offenses To Protect The Confidentiality And Privacy Of Clients, With Exceptions; And By Adding Section 19-11-110 So As To Prohibit Employees, Agents, Or Volunteers Of Such Organizations From Testifying In Actions Or Proceedings About Communications Made By A Client Or Records Kept During The Course Of Providing Services To The Client, With Exceptions, And For Other Purposes.

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Address Confidentiality and Advocate Privilege


Roll Calls

2023-03-09 - Senate - Senate: 2nd Reading (Y: 41 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2023-04-19HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-04-19HouseIntroduced and read first time
2023-04-18SenateRead third time and sent to House
2023-04-14 Scrivener's error corrected
2023-03-09SenateRoll call Ayes-41 Nays-0
2023-03-09SenateRead second time
2023-02-27 Scrivener's error corrected
2023-02-22SenateCommittee report: Favorable Judiciary
2023-02-02SenateReferred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Matthews, Rice, Senn, Adams
2023-01-10SenateReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2023-01-10SenateIntroduced and read first time
2022-11-30SenateReferred to Committee on Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

S0226 (Similar To) 2023-01-10 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1625130(n/a)See Bill Text
1631656(n/a)See Bill Text
1911110(n/a)See Bill Text

South Carolina State Sources

Bill Comments