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1145Ratification Number: 410Act Number: 379Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20000210Primary Sponsor: HollandAll Sponsors: HollandDrafted Document Number: l:\s-jud\bills\holland\jud0096.dhh.docCompanion Bill Number: 4815Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000601Date of Last Amendment: 20000531Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000614Subject: Public Safety Department, Class 1 law enforcement officer, domestic violence training; Assistance program by SLEDHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000711 Act No. A379 ------ 20000614 Signed by Governor ------ 20000608 Ratified R410 House 20000601 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20000531 House amendments amended, returned to House with amendment House 20000531 Amended, read third time, returned to Senate with amendment House 20000530 Amended, read second time House 20000525 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment ------ 20000323 Companion Bill No. 4815 House 20000315 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20000314 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20000309 Read second time, notice of general amendments ------ 20000309 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000308 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 20000210 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on March 8, 2000 - Word format Revised on March 9, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 25, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 30, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 31, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 31, 2000-A - Word format
(A379, R410, S1145)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 6, TITLE 23, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION, BY ADDING SECTION 23-6-435 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A CLASS ONE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MUST COMPLETE CONTINUING LAW ENFORCEMENT EDUCATION CREDITS IN THE AREA OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE TRAINING BE PROVIDED FOR OR APPROVED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY, AND TO PROVIDE THE CURRICULUM FOR THE TRAINING; BY ADDING SECTION 23-3-65 TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION SHALL ADMINISTER THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE COUNSELING SERVICES TO REQUESTING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WHO EXPERIENCE DEATH OR OTHER TRAGEDY IN THEIR AGENCY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Continuing education in domestic violence curriculum for law enforcement officers; exemption
SECTION 1. Chapter 6, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-6-435. (A) A law enforcement officer who is Class 1-LE certified in this State is required to complete Continuing Law Enforcement Education Credits (CLEEC) in domestic violence each year of a three-year recertification period. The number of required annual CLEEC hours in domestic violence shall be determined by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Division of the Department of Public Safety but must be included in the forty CLEEC hours required over the three-year recertification period. The training must be provided or approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and must include, but is not limited to, the following curriculum: responding to crime scenes, Fourth Amendment issues, incident report writing, mutual restraining orders, orders of protection, determining primary aggressors, dual arrests, victim and offender dynamics, victims' resources, victims' rights issues, interviewing techniques, criminal domestic violence courts, victimless prosecution, offender treatment programs, and recognizing special needs populations.
(B) The Department of Public Safety shall develop guidelines to provide for an exemption from the requirement of certain Class 1-LE certified law enforcement officers whose job responsibilities may not include responding to domestic violence cases from completing CLEEC hours in domestic violence each year. The request for an exemption must be made by the chief executive officer of the law enforcement officer's employing agency. A waiver or exemption from domestic violence training must not reduce the forty CLEEC hours required over the three-year period."
Law Enforcement Assistance Program; support, counseling in officer deaths and tragedies
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-3-65. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division shall administer the South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program (SC LEAP). The purpose of this program includes, but is not limited to, responding to and providing counseling services to all requesting law enforcement agencies and departments in the State which have experienced deaths or other tragedies involving law enforcement officers or other employees, and providing any other critical incident support services for all South Carolina law enforcement agencies and departments upon their request. The SC LEAP may also utilize local critical incident support service providers including, but not limited to chaplains, mental health professionals, and law enforcement peers. In consultation with the professional staff of the SC LEAP and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Chaplains' Association, the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy shall develop a course of training for the critical incident stress debriefing and peer support team."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of June, 2000.
Approved the 14th day of June, 2000.
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