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A188, R215, H3219
Sponsors: Reps. Harrison, Cotty and McLeod
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 250
Introduced in the House on January 11, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on January 22, 2008
Passed by the General Assembly on March 26, 2008
Governor's Action: March 31, 2008, Signed
Summary: Administrative Law Court hearing and proceedings
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/11/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-275 1/11/2007 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-275 1/23/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cotty 5/23/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McLeod 1/16/2008 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-2 1/17/2008 House Read second time HJ-15 1/17/2008 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-16 1/17/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 1/18/2008 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1 1/22/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-5 1/22/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-5 1/29/2008 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Martin (ch), Hutto, Ritchie, Lourie 3/12/2008 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-16 3/13/2008 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-17 3/13/2008 Senate Read second time SJ-17 3/17/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 3/18/2008 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-24 3/26/2008 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-32 3/27/2008 Ratified R 215 3/31/2008 Signed By Governor 4/2/2008 Copies available 4/2/2008 Effective date 01/01/09 4/7/2008 Act No. 188
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(A188, R215, H3219)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1-23-600, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT HEARINGS AND PROCEEDINGS, SO AS TO DELETE THE EXCEPTION PROVIDING THAT CONTESTED CASES ARISING UNDER THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT ARE NOT TO BE HEARD BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE; TO AMEND SECTION 41-15-310, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION HEARING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONTESTED CASES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PARTY AGGRIEVED BY A CITATION, PENALTY, OR ABATEMENT ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION, DIVISION OF LABOR MAY REQUEST A CONTESTED CASE HEARING BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR APPEARING IN AND APPEALING SUCH CASES; AND TO REPEAL ARTICLE 6, CHAPTER 15, TITLE 41 RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REVIEW BOARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Administrative law judge jurisdiction
SECTION 1. Section 1-23-600(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 387 of 2006, is further amended to read:
"(B) An administrative law judge shall preside over all hearings of contested cases as defined in Section 1-23-310 or Article I, Section 22, Constitution of the State of South Carolina, 1895, involving the departments of the executive branch of government as defined in Section 1-30-10 in which a single hearing officer, or an administrative law judge, is authorized or permitted by law or regulation to hear and decide these cases, except those matters which are otherwise provided for in Title 56, those matters arising under the Consolidated Procurement Code, those matters heard by the Public Service Commission, the Employment Security Commission, the Workers' Compensation Commission, or other cases or hearings which are prescribed for or mandated by federal law or regulation, unless otherwise by statute or regulation specifically assigned to the jurisdiction of the Administrative Law Court."
Appeal of Division of Labor decisions to administrative law judge
SECTION 2. Section 41-15-310 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 41-15-310. (A) Within thirty days after receipt of a citation, notice of penalty, or notice of abatement issued by the Division of Labor pursuant to the authority of this chapter, any aggrieved party may request a contested case hearing before the Administrative Law Court in accordance with Articles 3 and 5 of Chapter 23, Title 1 and the Rules of the Administrative Law Court. The parties to the contested case are the Division of Labor and any aggrieved employer, employee, or employee representative who requests a contested case hearing.
(B) Hearings must be conducted according to the Rules of the Administrative Law Court.
(C) A party aggrieved by the decision of the Administrative Law Court may appeal the decision as provided in Sections 1-23-380 and 1-23-610.
(D) An individual, partnership, corporation, or other business entity is not required to be represented by an attorney when appearing in a contested case before the Administrative Law Court pursuant to this section, but may appear by an officer or an employee.
(E) All matters pending before the South Carolina Occupational Health and Safety Review Board on the effective date of this act must be transferred to the Administrative Law Court for adjudication, and the South Carolina Occupational Health and Safety Review Board shall no longer provide administrative review."
Repeal of Occupational Health and Safety Review Board
SECTION 3. Article 6, Chapter 15, Title 41 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 4. This act takes effect January 1, 2009.
Ratified the 27th day of March, 2008.
Approved the 31st day of March, 2008.
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