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Session 122 - (2017-2018)Printer Friendly
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S 0179 General Bill, By Hutto and Hembree
Similar (H 3818)
Summary: Drug or Alcohol-Related Overdose Medical Treatment
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 19 TO CHAPTER 53, TITLE 44 SO AS TO PROVIDE LIMITED IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION FOR CERTAIN DRUG AND ALCOHOL-RELATED OFFENSES COMMITTED BY A PERSON WHO SEEKS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL-RELATED OVERDOSE OR BY A PERSON WHO IS EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL-RELATED OVERDOSE AND SEEKS MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, TO ALLOW THE COURT TO CONSIDER AS A MITIGATING FACTOR IN PROCEEDINGS RELATED TO OTHER CRIMINAL OFFENSES WHETHER THE PERSON SOUGHT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR A PERSON EXPERIENCING AN OVERDOSE, TO LIMIT THE IMMUNITY TO ALLOW PROSECUTION OF A PERSON FOR OTHER CRIMES ARISING OUT OF THE DRUG OR ALCOHOL-RELATED OVERDOSE, TO ALLOW FOR ADMISSIBILITY OF CERTAIN EVIDENCE, TO PROVIDE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL IMMUNITY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS RELATING TO THE ARREST OF A PERSON LATER DETERMINED TO QUALIFY FOR LIMITED IMMUNITY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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12/13/16Senate Prefiled
12/13/16Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
01/10/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 95)
01/10/17Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 95)
03/07/17Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 9)
03/08/17 Scrivener's error corrected
03/09/17Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 24)
03/09/17Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 24)
03/09/17Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 24)



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