South Carolina General Assembly
118th Session, 2009-2010
H. 3817
STATUS INFORMATION
General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Dillard, ...
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TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-240, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH11
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  1. 1. South Carolina General Assembly 118th Session, 2009-2010 H. 3817 STATUS INFORMATION General Bill Sponsors: Reps. Dillard, Brantley, Cobb-Hunter, Bannister, Allen, Nanney, Stavrinakis, Hutto, Mitchell, Brady, Anderson, Bedingfield, R.L. Brown, Clemmons, Clyburn, Delleney, Gunn, Horne, Hosey, Jefferson,King, Long, Lucas,Parks,Scott, G.R. Smith, J.R. Smith, Stringer, Umphlett, Williams, Wylie, A.D. Young and T.R. Young Document Path: l:councilbillsswb5833cm09.docx Companion/Similar bill(s): 174, 3719 Introduced in the House on March 31, 2009 Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary Summary: Missing person report HISTORYOF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS Date Body Action Description with journal page number 3/31/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-22 3/31/2009 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-23 View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site VERSIONS OF THIS BILL 3/31/2009
  2. 2. [3817] 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 A BILL9 10 TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-240, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH11 CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SUBMISSION OF A12 MISSING PERSON REPORT TO THE MISSING PERSON13 INFORMATION CENTER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY14 PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A MISSING PERSON, MAY15 SUBMIT A MISSING PERSON REPORT; TO AMEND16 SECTION 23-3-250, RELATING TO THE DISSEMINATION17 OF MISSING PERSON REPORT DATA, SO AS TO PROVIDE18 THAT ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A MISSING19 PERSON SHALL REPORT TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT20 AGENCY; TO AMEND SECTION 23-3-270, RELATING TO21 THE DUTY OF A PERSON WHO SUBMITS A MISSING22 PERSON REPORT TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR23 THE MISSING PERSON INFORMATION CENTER TO24 NOTIFY BOTH ENTITIES OF THE LOCATION OF AN25 INDIVIDUAL CONTAINED IN THE REPORT WHOSE26 LOCATION HAS BEEN DETERMINED, SO AS TO PROVIDE27 THAT ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A MISSING28 PERSON MAY SUBMIT A MISSING PERSON REPORT TO A29 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OR TO THE MISSING30 PERSON INFORMATION CENTER; AND BY ADDING31 SECTION 23-3-330 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE32 SYSTEM FOR THE RAPID DISSEMINATION OF33 INFORMATION REGARDING A MISSING PERSON WHO IS34 BELIEVED TO BE SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA OR35 OTHER COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT.36 37 Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South38 Carolina:39 40 SECTION 1. Section 23-3-240 of the 1976 Code is amended to41 read:42
  3. 3. [3817] 2 1 “Section 23-3-240. Any parent, spouse, guardian, legal2 custodian, or public or private agency or entity, or any person3 responsible for a missing person, may submit a missing person4 report to the MPIC on any missing child or missing person,5 regardless of the circumstances, after having first submitted a6 missing person report on the individual to the law enforcement7 agency having jurisdiction of the area in which the individual8 became or is believed to have become missing, regardless of the9 circumstances.”10 11 SECTION 2. Section 23-3-250 of the 1976 Code is amended to12 read:13 14 “Section 23-3-250. A law enforcement agency, upon receipt of a15 missing person report by a parent, spouse, guardian, legal16 custodian, or public or private agency or entity, or any person17 responsible for a missing person, immediately shall immediately18 make arrangements for the entry of data about the missing person19 or missing child into the national missing persons file in20 accordance with criteria set forth by the FBI/NCIC, immediately21 inform all of its on-duty law enforcement officers of the missing22 person report, initiate a statewide broadcast to all other law23 enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the individual, and24 transmit a copy of the report to the MPIC.”25 26 SECTION 3. Section 23-3-270 of the 1976 Code is amended to27 read:28 29 “Section 23-3-270. Any parent, spouse, guardian, legal30 custodian, or public or private agency or entity, or any person31 responsible for a missing person, who submits a missing person32 report to a law enforcement agency or to the MPIC, after having33 first submitted the missing person report to the appropriate law34 enforcement agency, immediately shall immediately notify the law35 enforcement agency and the MPIC of any individual whose36 location has been determined. The MPIC shall instigate and37 confirm the deletion of the individual’s records from the38 FBI/NCIC’s missing person file, as long as there are no grounds39 for criminal prosecution, and follow up with the local law40 enforcement agency having jurisdiction of the records.”41 42
  4. 4. [3817] 3 SECTION 4. Article 5, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is1 amended by adding:2 3 “Section 23-3-330. (A)There is established within the Missing4 Person Information Center the Silver Alert System. The purpose5 of the Silver Alert System is to provide a statewide system for the6 rapid dissemination of information regarding a missing person who7 is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive8 impairment.9 (B) If the center receives a report that involves a missing10 person who is believed to be suffering from dementia or other11 cognitive impairment, for the protection of the missing person12 from potential abuse or other physical harm, neglect, or13 exploitation, the center shall issue an alert providing for rapid14 dissemination of information statewide regarding the missing15 person.16 (C) The center shall adopt guidelines and develop procedures17 for issuing an alert for missing persons believed to be suffering18 from dementia or other cognitive impairment and shall provide19 education and training to encourage radio and television20 broadcasters to participate in the alert. The guidelines and21 procedures shall ensure that specific health information about the22 missing person is not made public through the alert or otherwise.23 (D) The center shall consult with the Department of24 Transportation and develop a procedure for the use of overhead25 permanent changeable message signs to provide information on the26 missing person who is believed to be suffering from dementia or27 other cognitive impairment when information is available that28 would enable motorists to assist in the recovery of the missing29 person. The center and the Department of Transportation shall30 develop guidelines for the content, length, and frequency of any31 message to be placed on an overhead permanent changeable32 message sign.”33 34 SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.35 ----XX----36 37

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