View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 120

The Committee on Judiciary proposes the following amendment (LC-120.CM0043H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 24-3-580(B) and inserting:

 (B) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any identifying information of a person or entity that participates in the planning or administration of the execution of a death sentence shall be confidential. For all members of the execution team, identifying information shall not be subject to discovery, subpoena, or any other means of legal compulsion or process for disclosure to any person or entity in any administrative, civil, or criminal proceeding in the courts, administrative agencies, boards, commissions, legislative bodies, or quasilegislative bodies of this State, or in any other similar body that exercises any part of the sovereignty of the State.

Amend the bill further, SECTION 1, by striking Section 24-3-580(H) and (J) and inserting:

(H) The Office of the Comptroller General and the Office of the State Treasurer shall work with the South Carolina Department of Corrections to develop a means to ensure that the State's accounting and financial records related to any transaction for the purchase, delivery, invoicing, etc. of or for supplies, compounds, drugs, medical supplies, or medical equipment utilized in the execution of a death sentence are kept in a deidentified condition. 

(J) The Department of Corrections shall comply with federal regulations regarding the importation of any execution drugs.