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A159, R186, S1097
Sponsors: Senators Alexander, L. Martin, Sheheen, O'Dell, Land, Mulvaney and Malloy
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 4560
Introduced in the Senate on January 26, 2010
Introduced in the House on April 20, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on May 5, 2010
Governor's Action: May 12, 2010, Signed
Summary: Future Volunteer Firefighters Act
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/26/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-5 1/26/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-5 4/14/2010 Senate Polled out of committee Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-60 4/14/2010 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry SJ-60 4/15/2010 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-20 4/15/2010 Senate Read second time SJ-20 4/20/2010 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-10 4/20/2010 House Introduced and read first time HJ-46 4/20/2010 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-47 4/22/2010 House Committee report: Favorable Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-4 4/27/2010 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 4, 2010 HJ-55 5/4/2010 House Read second time HJ-38 5/5/2010 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-12 5/6/2010 Ratified R 186 5/12/2010 Signed By Governor 5/21/2010 Effective date 05/12/10 5/25/2010 Act No. 159
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(A159, R186, S1097)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 41-21-110 SO AS TO ENACT THE "FUTURE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA" AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION IN COOPERATION WITH THE STATE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION MAY ESTABLISH A JUNIOR FIREFIGHTERS PROGRAM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Future Volunteer Firefighters Act of South Carolina
SECTION 1. This act shall be known and cited as the "Future Volunteer Firefighters Act of South Carolina".
Junior firefighters program
SECTION 2. Chapter 21, Title 41 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 41-21-110. (A) The Director of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, in cooperation with the State Firefighters Association, may establish a junior firefighters program, consistent with all applicable state and federal child labor laws, for the purpose of encouraging, educating, and training qualified youth to enter the fire service as a career. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, qualified youth under eighteen years of age shall be allowed to participate in training activities offered by local fire departments, the Office of the State Fire Marshall, and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. As used in this subsection, the term 'qualified youth' means an uncompensated fire department or rescue squad member who is between fourteen and eighteen years of age.
(B) Participants in the junior firefighters program are not considered employees of the State and are not considered eligible for unemployment compensation upon termination from the program; however, participants are entitled to all other work benefits, including workers' compensation or its equivalent."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of May, 2010.
Approved the 12th day of May, 2010.
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