Debate brews on police body camera video access

...said Bruder.The bill, S. 47, which won approval last week, is scheduled to come up before the full Senate Judiciary Committee today.The debate has intensified in the wake of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager's arrest...

Have video ready to roll

...from a parent or legal guardian of a child being recorded.In South Carolina, a bill emerging from the Senate Judiciary Committee would require all state and local police officers to wear body cameras. The bill would make police videos taken...

SC lawmaker proposes firing squad added to execution list

...the last of 13 criminals burned to death in 1825, according to the center.The new bill, referred to the House Judiciary Committee, was introduced by Rep. Joshua Putnam. The Republican from Piedmont said he came up with the bill after hearing...

House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...officers across South Carolina with body-worn cameras advanced Tuesday in the House and Senate.Both chambers' judiciary committees unanimously approved their separate proposals, sending them to their respective floors. The votes come two weeks...

Ga. House extends suits for child-sex victims

...failed to clear it. The proposal from Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, was significantly changed in the House Judiciary Committee, but according to the author, it still provides new access to the courts for alleged victims."It's not...

Stalled 'religious freedom' measure's opponents, supporters ramp up pressure with days left

...stalled in a Georgia House committee as lawmakers enter the final two days of the legislative session.The House Judiciary Committee was to meet Monday morning and take up the bill, but the session was canceled. Members tabled the bill last week...

S.C. lawmakers seek data on racial profiling by law enforcement

...have taken a step closer to securing data about racial profiling by law enforcement in South Carolina.The Senate Judiciary Committee sent S. 48 to the full Senate on Tuesday, a bill that would create a panel of House and Senate members to review...

Ga. lawmakers address pygmy hedgehogs

...law already protects the owners of horses and llamas.The chairman of the Agriculture Committee, Rep. Tom McCall, R-Elberton, is a cosponsor of the livestock-liability bill, which is now pending in the House Judiciary Committee.

Highway robbery

...transferred control of forfeiture funds to county commissioners.This bill deserves to pass. Its sponsor, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, needs to resurrect it this legislative session."Finders keepers...

Haley: 'My dreams for South Carolina know no bounds'

...legislators investigating their colleagues and requiring them to disclose their income sources - advanced to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, the session's first day. In 2012, Haley said she didn't disclose her former work for an engineering...