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S*0229 (Rat #0157, Act #0108 of 1985) General Bill, By J.V. Smith, T.W. Mitchell, N.A. Theodore, Thomas and Wilson
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    A Bill to amend Title 60, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to libraries, archives, museums, and arts, by adding Chapter 4, so as to provide that records related to registration and circulation of library materials which contain names or other personally identifying details regarding the users of public, private, school, college, technical college, university, and state institutional libraries and library systems, supported in whole or in part by public funds or expending public funds are confidential information; to include as confidential information records which reveal the identity of the library patron checking out or requesting an item from the library or using other library services; to exclude from confidential records nonidentifying administrative and statistical reports of registration and circulation; to allow for disclosure of the confidential information to persons acting within the scope of their duties in the administration of the library or library system or persons authorized by the library patron to inspect his records, or in accordance with proper judicial order if the disclosure is necessary to protect public safety, to prosecute a crime , or upon showing of good cause before the presiding judge in a civil matter; to define "registration records" and "circulation records"; and to provide penalties for violations; and to amend Section 30-1-10, relating to public records, reports, and official documents, and Act 593 of 1978, as amended, relating to the Freedom of Information Act, so as to exclude from the definition of "public records" the records identified in Chapter 4 of Title 60 as confidential information.-amended title
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02/12/85Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-386
02/12/85Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-387
03/13/85Senate Committee report: Favorable Education SJ-842
03/19/85Senate Read second time SJ-914
03/19/85Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-914
03/20/85Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-952
03/21/85House Introduced and read first time HJ-1541
03/21/85House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-1542
05/07/85House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works HJ-2939
05/08/85House Amended HJ-3004
05/08/85House Debate adjourned HJ-3005
05/09/85House Debate adjourned HJ-3088
05/09/85House Read second time HJ-3110
05/10/85House Read third time HJ-3129
05/10/85House Returned HJ-3129
05/15/85Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-2067
05/21/85 Ratified R 157
05/23/85 Signed By Governor
05/23/85 Effective date 05/23/85
05/23/85 Act No. 108
06/03/85 Copies available

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