Current Status Bill Number:
3839Ratification Number: 213Act Number: 132Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950322Primary Sponsor: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee HLCI 26All Sponsors: Labor, Commerce and Industry CommitteeDrafted Document Number: gjk\21567sd.95Companion Bill Number: 3496Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950601Date of Last Amendment: 19950601Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950628Subject: Banking records
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950628 Act No. A132 ------ 19950628 Signed by Governor ------ 19950613 Ratified R213 Senate 19950601 Ordered enrolled for ratification Senate 19950601 Receded from its amendments House 19950601 Non-concurrence in Senate amendment Senate 19950530 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19950529 Placed on the Calendar Senate 19950529 Reconsidered vote whereby read third time and enrolled for Ratification Senate 19950529 Recalled from Legislative Council Senate 19950526 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950525 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19950526 Senate 19950524 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19950330 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19950329 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950328 Read second time House 19950322 Introduced, read first timeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A132, R213, H3839)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 34-3-540, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO COPIES AND REPRODUCTIONS OF BANKING RECORDS AND THEIR ADMISSIBILITY INTO EVIDENCE, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE RECORDS MAY BE COPIED AND REPRODUCED, TO REVISE THE ENTITIES TO WHICH THIS SECTION APPLIES, AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH COPIES AND REPRODUCTIONS OF THESE RECORDS MAY BE ADMITTED INTO EVIDENCE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Copying of bank records; admissibility into evidence
SECTION 1. Section 34-3-540 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 34-3-540. Any corporation, institution, or association whose deposits are insured by the federal government or any agency or nonprofit corporation that has been designated by the State to originate or hold educational loans made to or on behalf of students may cause promissory notes, checks, drafts, and records kept by the corporation, institution, association, or agency to be copied or reproduced by:
(1) photostatic, photographic, or microfilming process, or
(2) electronic graphic imaging through scanning, digitizing, or other means.
These processes or means must correctly copy, reproduce, or form a medium for copying or reproducing the original record so that an accurate facsimile of the original can be printed or otherwise reproduced on paper, film, or similar medium. The printed reproduction is considered an original record for all purposes and must be treated as an original record in all courts or administrative agencies for the purpose of its admissibility into evidence, regardless of whether the institution retains or disposes of the original, provided:
(1) the original document otherwise qualified as a business record pursuant to the South Carolina Uniform Business Records as Evidence Act or the appropriate state or federal rules of evidence; and
(2) a custodian or other qualified witness as those terms are used in the appropriate state or federal rules of evidence certifies that the printed reproduction is a true and correct copy of the original."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 28th day of June, 1995.