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S*0074 (Rat #0130, Act #0086 of 1985) General Bill, By J.C. Hayes, H.U. Fielding, Giese, Moore, Ravenel, R.C. Shealy, T.E. Smith and Wilson
    A Bill to amend Chapter 1 of Title 53, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to Sundays and prohibited activities on Sundays by adding Section 53-1-5, so as to provide that the provisions of this Chapter do not apply after the hour of 1:30 p.m., to provide that an employee of any business which operates on Sunday under the provisions of this Section has the option of refusing to work during this time if he conscientiously objects to Sunday work, to prohibit employers from dismissing or demoting employees who conscientiously object to Sunday work and to subject employers to certain civil penalties, court costs, and attorney's fees if they do so dismiss or demote these employees, and to provide that no proprietor of a retail establishment who is opposed to working on Sunday may be forced by his lessor or franchisor to open his establishment on Sunday nor may there be discrimination against persons whose regular day of worship is Saturday; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 53 by adding Section 53-1-6, so as to provide that a determination that a sheriff or other law enforcement officer has failed to enforce the provisions of this Chapter to the best of his ability constitutes neglect of duty and misconduct; to amend Section 53-1-30, relating to amusement parks and state and county fairs being allowed to operate on Sundays after 1:00 p.m., so as to delete this 1:00 p.m. limitation; to amend Section 53-1-130, as amended, relating to exceptions to the prohibition against Sunday work for manufacturing establishments requiring continuous operation, so as to make conforming changes to the Section and to provide that the prohibitions against Sunday work do not apply to maintenance, repair, and other service personnel of manufacturing establishments; and to provide that certain counties are completely exempt from the provisions of Chapter 1 of Title 53 and to provide that employees, employers, proprietors, and persons whose regular day of worship is Saturday in these counties completely exempt have the same rights or are subject to the same sanctions as are afforded to or apply to these persons in Section 53-1-5 above.-amended title
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01/10/85Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-96
01/10/85Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-97
01/30/85Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-275
02/05/85Senate Debate interrupted SJ-345
02/06/85Senate Debate interrupted SJ-360
02/07/85Senate Debate interrupted SJ-376
02/12/85Senate Amended SJ-392
02/12/85Senate Debate interrupted SJ-398
02/13/85Senate Amended SJ-416
02/13/85Senate Debate interrupted SJ-422
02/14/85Senate Debate interrupted SJ-502
02/19/85Senate Read second time SJ-528
02/19/85Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-528
02/19/85Senate Special order SJ-529
02/20/85Senate Amended SJ-611
02/20/85Senate Debate interrupted SJ-618
02/21/85Senate Amended SJ-622
02/21/85Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-624
02/26/85House Introduced and read first time HJ-978
02/26/85House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-978
03/27/85House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-1833
03/27/85House Special order, set for Wed. 3/27/85-immediate consideration (Under H-2688) HJ-1854
03/27/85House Amended HJ-1861
03/27/85House Read second time HJ-1894
03/28/85House Read third time HJ-1925
03/28/85House Returned HJ-1926
04/09/85Senate Interrupted debate on amendments to house amendments SJ-1382
04/10/85Senate Debate interrupted SJ-1419
04/11/85Senate House amendment amended SJ-1471
04/11/85Senate Returned SJ-1485
04/12/85House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment HJ-3440
04/16/85Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Sens. Hayes, Long, & Branton
04/16/85House Conference committee appointed L. Hendricks, Sheheen & Wilkins HJ-3493
05/02/85House Conference report received HJ-2890
05/02/85House Conference report adopted HJ-2894
05/02/85Senate Conference report received SJ-1922
05/02/85Senate Conference report adopted SJ-1930
05/07/85House Ordered enrolled for ratification HJ-2937
05/07/85 Ratified R 130
05/08/85 Signed By Governor
05/08/85 Effective date 05/08/85
05/08/85 Act No. 86
05/22/85 Copies available

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