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A78, R92, S67
Sponsors: Senators Short, Elliott and Ford
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Introduced in the Senate on January 11, 2005
Introduced in the House on March 16, 2005
Last Amended on March 15, 2005
Passed by the General Assembly on May 20, 2005
Governor's Action: May 26, 2005, Signed
Summary: Volunteer Firefighter Job Protection Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/8/2004 Senate Prefiled 12/8/2004 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 1/11/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-112 1/11/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-112 3/10/2005 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-9 3/11/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 3/15/2005 Senate Amended SJ-24 3/15/2005 Senate Read second time SJ-24 3/16/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 3/16/2005 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-28 3/16/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-90 3/16/2005 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-90 5/18/2005 House Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-51 5/19/2005 House Read second time HJ-73 5/19/2005 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-75 5/20/2005 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-6 5/24/2005 Ratified R 92 SJ-27 5/26/2005 Signed By Governor 6/1/2005 Copies available 6/1/2005 Effective date 05/26/05 6/7/2005 Act No. 78
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(A78, R92, S67)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-11-1460 SO AS TO ENACT THE "VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL JOB PROTECTION ACT", PROHIBITING AN EMPLOYER FROM FIRING A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL WHO IS RESPONDING IN THE COURSE OF PERFORMING HIS DUTIES AS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL TO AN EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE PRESIDENT OR THE GOVERNOR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Emergency volunteers jobs protected
SECTION 1. Chapter 11, Title 6 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 6-11-1460. (A) This section may be cited as the 'Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services Personnel Job Protection Act'.
(B) As used in this section, 'volunteer firefighter' means a firefighter who does not receive monetary compensation for services to a fire authority and who does not work for another fire authority for monetary compensation.
(C) As used in this section, 'volunteer emergency medical services personnel' means an emergency medical services employee who does not receive monetary compensation for services to a first responder agency, an organized rescue squad, or a county emergency medical service system and who does not work for another related entity for monetary compensation.
(D) An employer may not fire an employee who is a volunteer firefighter or a volunteer emergency medical services personnel and who, when acting as a volunteer firefighter or a volunteer emergency medical services personnel, is part of the firefighter mobilization plan established pursuant to Chapter 49 of Title 23 and is responding to an emergency where the President of the United States has declared a state of emergency or where the Governor has declared a state of emergency in a county in the State."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 24th day of May, 2005.
Approved the 26th day of May, 2005.
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