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H*2887 (Rat #0228, Act #0149 of 1985) General Bill, By  House Labor, Commerce and Industry
    A Bill to amend Chapter 25 of Title 41, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to private employment agencies, so as to rename the Chapter "The South Carolina Private Personnel Placement Services Act"; to raise the initial application fee from fifty to two hundred dollars and to make the application fee nonrefundable; to require an initial fee of fifty dollars; to require a thirty-day waiting period for a license; to give the Secretary of State authority on the basis of noncompliance or written complaint to deny issuance or to revoke the license; to prohibit a surety on the bond required for a license from cancelling the bond without permission of the Secretary of State; to make failure to maintain in effect the required bond grounds for revoking a license; to require an annual license renewal fee of fifty dollars during the month of December and to make failure to pay the annual license fee and other noncompliance factors reasons for denying or revoking a license; to require notice to be sent to the Secretary of State when changing a location; to require a license be returned to the Secretary of State when a business is closed or sold; to make a license nontransferable; to provide that private personnel placement services may not charge an applicant a fee until a service has been rendered that resulted in the applicant accepting and commencing employment, advertise without stating the personnel placement service name and clearly identifying itself as a private personnel placement service; to provide that private personnel placement services outside the boundaries of this State may not be allowed by an advertiser in this State to advertise without stating the firm's name and address and using wording that identifies it as a private personnel placement service; to provide that certain private personnel placement information is confidential belonging to the personnel service and provide protection against removal or use of the information by former employees; and to provide that all private personnel agencies licensed as of effective date of this Act are not required to apply for a new license.
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04/24/85House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-2654
04/30/85House Debate adjourned HJ-2752
04/30/85House Reconsidered HJ-2754
04/30/85House Read second time HJ-2755
05/01/85House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2796
05/02/85Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-1913
05/02/85Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-1914
05/08/85Senate Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-1985
05/30/85Senate Read second time SJ-2402
05/30/85Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-2404
05/31/85Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-2429
06/06/85 Ratified R 228
06/11/85 Signed By Governor
06/11/85 Effective date 06/11/85
06/11/85 Act No. 149
06/19/85 Copies available

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