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Sponsors: Reps. Brady, Pinson, Emory, Bales, Barfield, Chellis, Dantzler, Kennedy, Leach, Lucas, Martin, J.M. Neal, M.A. Pitts, G.R. Smith and Mahaffey
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 506
Introduced in the House on February 10, 2005
Introduced in the Senate on April 28, 2005
Last Amended on April 26, 2005
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Fidelity bonds purchased by counties
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/10/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-6 2/10/2005 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-6 2/14/2005 Scrivener's error corrected 3/30/2005 House Recalled from Committee on Ways and Means HJ-28 3/30/2005 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-28 4/19/2005 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-6 4/26/2005 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Mahaffey 4/26/2005 House Amended HJ-28 4/26/2005 House Read second time HJ-29 4/27/2005 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-13 4/28/2005 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-10 4/28/2005 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-10 5/9/2005 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Martin (ch), Malloy, Campsen, Williams
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 26, 2005
Introduced by Reps. Brady, Pinson, Emory, Bales, Barfield, Chellis, Dantzler, Kennedy, Leach, Lucas, Martin, J.M. Neal, M.A. Pitts, G.R. Smith and Mahaffey
S. Printed 4/26/05--H.
Read the first time February 10, 2005.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-11-65 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY TO PURCHASE A FIDELITY BOND ON ALL COUNTY OFFICIALS OR A PORTION OF THEM INSTEAD OF THE AMOUNT REQUIRED BY LAW AND REQUIRE A RESOLUTION TO BE ADOPTED BY THE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY WHEN A FIDELITY BOND IS USED TO REPLACE THE EXISTING BOND REQUIRED BY LAW, WHICH MUST MEET OR EXCEED THAT REQUIREMENT.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 11, Title 4 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 4-11-65. (A) If bonding of a county official or employee is statutorily required, the governing body of a county may purchase a fidelity bond to cover all or a portion of the county officials and employees. A fidelity bond may be used instead of specific statutory bond requirements including, but not limited to, those found in Sections 12-39-10, 12-45-10, 14-17-40, 14-17-60, 14-17-350, 14-23-1050, 17-5-20, 17-5-70, 22-1-150, 22-1-160, 23-11-30, and 23-13-20. An official or employee not covered by a fidelity bond must be bonded as required by statute.
(B) The purchase of a fidelity bond as provided in subsection (A) or the replacement of an existing bond with a fidelity bond covering one or more county officials or employees must be evidenced by passage of a resolution by the county's governing body. A fidelity bond must meet or exceed the minimum value of the bond required by any statute for the covered officials or employees."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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