Post & Courier: State senate bill would require Clemson, South Carolina to pay athletes

Post & CourierAs the major money-making schools in college athletics draw closer to paying student-athletes – or at least providing them “full cost of attendance” scholarships – one South Carolina state senator wants to make paying college athletes a state law.

Under a bill pre-filed by state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina would be required to pay some of their athletes both a weekly stipend and a trust-fund payment upon graduation.

The Charleston Democrat’s bill, pre-filed on Dec. 3, calls for state schools with athletic revenues of at least $50 million – in other words, Clemson and USC – to pay a weekly stipend of about $150 to student-athletes in good academic standing, and to set up a trust fund to pay athletes who graduate and take a financial literacy course. Read more ›


Sen. Kimpson Prefiled Bills for the 2015-16 Legislative Session

S. 47 — Senators Malloy, Kimpson and Johnson:
A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-240, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH BODY-WORN CAMERAS.
Prefiled and referred to the Committee on Judiciary. Read more ›


South Carolina Senators Malloy and Kimpson File Body Camera Legislation

December 2, 2014
For Immediate Release

Senators Malloy and Kimpson will pre-file legislation tomorrow requiring all law enforcement officers in the State of South Carolina to wear body cameras that can record any and all contact with persons in the performance of the law enforcement officers’ official duties.

“As chair of the Criminal Task Force, Sentence Reform Commission, Sentencing Oversight Commission and author of numerous bills in the criminal arena, my experience informs me that police officers should be collecting more evidence all the time,” stated Senator Malloy. “History has demonstrated that eyewitnesses are not always the most reliable form of evidence. It is time for South Carolina to invest in common sense technology. This investment is critical to preserving the integrity of our system of justice.” Read more ›


WLTX: Senators Want to Require Body Cameras for SC Police

Columbia, SC (WLTX) – Two South Carolina state senators say they play to pre-file a bill that would require all law enforcement officers in the state to wear body cameras.

Senators Gerald Malloy of Darlington and Marlon Kimpson of Charleston intend to put in the paperwork Wednesday. The two says the recording devices would capture all of an officer’s contact with people while the officer is conducting his or her official duties.

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Official Contact Info
Marlon E. Kimpson
Telephone: (803) 212-6056
Fax: (803) 212-6299
Email: marlonkimpson@scsenate.gov
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 142
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Physical Address:
613 Gressette Bldg.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201