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A312, R313, S1338
Sponsors: Senator Fair
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Introduced in the Senate on March 31, 2010
Introduced in the House on April 28, 2010
Last Amended on May 26, 2010
Passed by the General Assembly on June 1, 2010
Became law without Governor's signature, June 14, 2010
Summary: Greenville Hospital System
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/31/2010 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on local & uncontested calendar SJ-6 4/1/2010 Scrivener's error corrected 4/22/2010 Senate Read second time SJ-19 4/27/2010 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-15 4/28/2010 House Introduced and read first time HJ-15 4/28/2010 House Referred to Greenville Delegation HJ-15 5/18/2010 House Delegation report: Favorable Greenville Delegation HJ-43 5/20/2010 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 25, 2010 HJ-11 5/25/2010 House Debate adjourned HJ-12 5/25/2010 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, May 26, 2010 HJ-35 5/26/2010 House Amended HJ-5 5/26/2010 House Read second time HJ-5 5/27/2010 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments HJ-32 6/1/2010 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled SJ-149 6/7/2010 Ratified R 313 6/14/2010 Became law without Governor's signature 7/1/2010 Effective date 06/14/10 9/9/2010 Act No. 312
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(A312, R313, S1338)
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 432 OF 1947, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE GREENVILLE HOSPITAL SYSTEM, ITS CREATION, BOARD, POWERS, AND DUTIES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE GREENVILLE HOSPITAL SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY ESTABLISH A POLICE DEPARTMENT, EMPLOY POLICE AND SECURITY OFFICERS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, POWERS, FUNCTIONS, AND JURISDICTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Greenville Hospital System Police Department
SECTION 1. Act 432 of 1947, as last amended by Act 379 of 2008, is further amended by adding the following appropriately numbered section:
"SECTION __. (A)(1) The Board of Trustees of the Greenville Hospital System may establish a police department and appoint and employ police and security officers to carry out the functions of the department. While on duty, uniformed police and security officers shall wear distinctive uniforms prescribed by the board of trustees or its designees.
(2) The police officers must be commissioned as constables pursuant to Section 23-1-60 and take the oath of office prescribed by law and the State Constitution for those officers.
(3) The jurisdiction of a police officer is limited to the grounds and streets and roads through and contiguous to the property of the Greenville Hospital System and not more than one hundred yards beyond its boundary.
(B) While performing his duties, a Greenville Hospital System police officer has all the powers of municipal and county law enforcement officers to make arrests for both felonies and misdemeanors and possess all of the common law and statutory powers, privileges, and immunities of police officers. A Greenville Hospital System police officer shall:
(1) preserve the peace, maintain order, and prevent unlawful use of force or violence or other unlawful conduct on the hospital grounds and protect all persons and property located there from injury, harm, and damage;
(2) enforce and assist hospital officials in the enforcement of the laws of the State and county and municipal ordinances, and the lawful regulations of the institution, and assist and cooperate with other law enforcement agencies and officers.
(C) The jurisdiction of police officers of the Greenville Hospital System does not extend beyond the boundaries set by the provisions of subsection (A)(3) of this section, and these police officers may not arrest a person outside these boundaries. If the person leaves these boundaries, the police officer shall contact the appropriate law enforcement agency to effectuate an arrest.
(D) Greenville Hospital System police officers may designate and operate emergency vehicles and patrol cars in the manner provided by law for municipal and county law enforcement officers. These regular assigned patrol vehicles or units must bear distinctive and conspicuous lettering and markings on the sides and rear of the vehicle which provide clear identification of the institution. The Chief Law Enforcement Executive for the Greenville Hospital System may designate unmarked vehicles assigned to administrative, special, or investigative duties which must be operated in the manner provided by law for municipal and county law enforcement officers.
(E) The chief law enforcement executive or other appropriate official, with the approval of the board of trustees shall establish within the police department a system of ranks and grades and a promotion policy to insure efficient operation of the department and the establishment of responsibility within it.
(F) The police department may install, maintain, and operate radio systems on radio frequencies under licenses issued by the Federal Communications Commission, or its successor.
(G) It is unlawful for a person to falsely represent himself to be a Greenville Hospital System police officer, agent, or employee of its police department and act upon its representation to arrest, detain, search, or question the person or property of a person, nor may a person without the authority of the board of trustees wear its official uniform, insignia, badge, or identification.
(H) A person arrested by a Greenville Hospital System police or security officer must be processed in the manner in which a person arrested is processed by municipal and county law enforcement officers."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 7th day of June, 2010.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 6/14/2010.
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