Bill Text: SC H3243 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Licensures

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-9)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-25 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell [H3243 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-H3243-Introduced.html


House:    Collins, Bernstein, Kimmons, Forrest, Herbkersman, Erickson, W. Cox, Elliott, Carter, Cobb-Hunter, Rutherford, King, Henegan, Wheeler, Thigpen, Pendarvis, Rose, Bamberg, Dillard, McKnight, Garvin, Stavrinakis, Ott, Weeks, Atkinson, R. Williams, Jefferson, Kirby

Attorney:    Beeson                Drafting Assistant:    Turner

Date:    December 8, 2020            Doc Name: L:\Council\Bills\RT\17880WAB21.DOCX

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-1-35 SO AS TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WHO ARE LAWFULLY PRESENT IN THIS STATE AND ARE NOT PRECLUDED FROM ESTABLISHING RESIDENCY UNDER FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW MAY ESTABLISH RESIDENCY AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR OCCUPATIONAL OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER, PROVIDED OTHER LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS ARE MET.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 41 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 41-1-35.    (A)    A person who has a lawful presence in this State and is not precluded from establishing residency under federal immigration law may establish residency and be eligible for occupational or professional licensure under the provisions of this chapter, provided other licensure requirements are met.

    (B)    The provisions of this section apply notwithstanding another provision of law."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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