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4710Ratification Number: 319Act Number: 420Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000229Primary Sponsor: HarrisonAll Sponsors: Harrison, Knotts, WhatleyDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22525cm00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000504Date of Last Amendment: 20000426Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000519Subject: Local Jail Task Force created, Prisons and Prisoners, Corrections Department, Commissions, Political SubdivisionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20001108 Act No. A420 ------ 20000519 Signed by Governor ------ 20000516 Ratified R319 House 20000504 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification ------ 20000428 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000427 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20000426 Amended, read second time ------ 20000426 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000425 Committee report: Favorable with 03 SCP amendment Senate 20000413 Introduced, read first time, 03 SCP referred to Committee House 20000412 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20000411 Amended, read second time ------ 20000406 Scrivener's error corrected House 20000406 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Knotts Whatley House 20000405 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 20000229 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 5, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 6, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 11, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 25, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 26, 2000 - Word format Revised on April 26, 2000-A - Word format Revised on April 28, 2000 - Word format
(A420, R319, H4710)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE A LOCAL JAIL TASK FORCE TO IDENTIFY AND STUDY THE MANY PROBLEMS CONFRONTING LOCAL JAILS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE TASK FORCE MEMBERSHIP; AND TO REQUIRE THE TASK FORCE REPORT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2001, AT WHICH TIME THE TASK FORCE IS ABOLISHED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Local Jail Task Force created
SECTION 1. (A) There is created a Local Jail Task Force to identify and study the many problems confronting local jails.
(B) The Local Jail Task Force is composed of the following twenty-three members:
(1) one member of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate;
(2) one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House;
(3) a representative from the Governor's Office;
(4) the Attorney General or his designee;
(5) a representative from the South Carolina Department of Corrections;
(6) a representative from the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services;
(7) a representative from South Carolina Court Administration appointed by the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court;
(8) a representative from the South Carolina Association of Counties;
(9) the following four representatives from the South Carolina Jail Administrators' Association: a jail administrator representing a county whose population is less than thirty thousand; a jail administrator representing a county whose population is at least thirty thousand but not more than eighty thousand; a jail administrator representing a county whose population is more that eighty thousand; and a jail administrator representing a regional jail;
(10) a county magistrate appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
(11) a family court judge appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
(12) a circuit court judge appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
(13) a county clerk of court;
(14) a circuit solicitor appointed by the Prosecution Coordination Commission;
(15) a public defender;
(16) a county chief administrative officer who oversees a county jail;
(17) a county council member;
(18) a sheriff who runs a jail;
(19) the Director of the Division of Victim Assistance; and
(20) a police chief who operates a jail.
The Governor must appoint all members of the Local Jail Task Force except the members identified in subitems (1), (2), (4), (7), (10), (11), (12), and (14).
The Local Jail Task Force shall elect one of its members as chairman and other necessary officers. It shall meet as often as necessary for the discharge of its business before making its report to the Governor and General Assembly.
(C) The Local Jail Task Force shall submit a report with recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly before February 1, 2001, at which time the task force is abolished.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of May, 2000.
Approved the 19th day of May, 2000.
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