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Bill Number: 3177 Ratification Number: 592 Act Number 485 Introducing Body: House Subject: Nuclear related businesses may obtain criminal record
(A485, R592, H3177)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 7 TO CHAPTER 7 OF TITLE 13 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE NUCLEAR RELATED BUSINESSES TO OBTAIN CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND PROVIDE FOR FEES CHARGEABLE BY THE DIVISION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Nuclear related businesses may obtain criminal record
Section 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding to Chapter 7 of Title 13:
Section 13-7-610. The security organization of any corporation or legal entity doing business in this State, engaged in the business of transporting, fabricating, storing or using in any manner nuclear material, shall be authorized to obtain from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division a copy of the confidential criminal history record of any employee or any applicant for employment only after a written release is obtained from the employee or applicant authorizing the security organization to obtain the record. For purposes of this section 'confidential criminal history record' shall only include pleas or convictions of the applicant. The criminal record shall only be used for (1) screening such applicants or employees whose duties would or do require unescorted access to nuclear power plants or storage facilities; (2) screening employees whose duties include having access to or control over nuclear material or sensitive information relating to nuclear power plants or facilities.
Section 13-7-620. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division shall charge a reasonable fee to defray the administrative costs of providing criminal history record information under the provisions of Section 13-7-610. The Division is authorized to charge additional fees as are necessary to discharge its duties under the provisions of Section 13-7-610."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.