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About Gerald Malloy

Senator Gerald Malloy has represented District 29 for almost two decades, taking office in 2002. He is the proud son of John A. and Geraldine Malloy. He has been happily married to his wife, Davita McFarland, for 31 years, and they have four children: Donovan, Jonathan, Jordan, and Morgan. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in 1984 and continued his studies in the Professional Masters of Business Administration. After graduation, he was admitted to practice in the South Carolina Courts and Federal District Court.

 

Sen. Malloy has distinguished himself by taking on responsibilities to further his service to our state, such as serving as President of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, serving on the Judicial Qualifications Committee of the South Carolina Bar Association, being a representative for the Fourth Judicial Circuit for Young Lawyers Division, South Carolina Bar Association, and serving as chairman of the Public Defenders Board of Darlington County Bar Association. Other roles include, Chairman for the Hartsville Recreation Commission, former president of the Hartsville Northern Youth Baseball League, and serving on the Hartsville Downtown Development Board.

 

Sen. Malloy has been recognized for his dedication to South Carolina and has received many awards that include: the Home Rule Award by S.C Association of Counties in 2003, the S.C. Library Association Friend of the Libraries in 2004, and the S.C. Public Defender Association Legislator of the Year Award in 2007. He also received the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense Distinguished Service Award in 2008 that was later named the Gerald Malloy Distinguished Service Award and is awarded annually. Sen. Malloy has also been recognized by the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice for his support of the Teen After School Centers (TASC) Program in 2007.

He completed his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1988 and was admitted to practice law in the South Carolina Courts and Federal District Court. Senator Malloy, owner of the Malloy Law Firm, has practiced law in Hartsville, South Carolina since 1990.”

Sen. Malloy and his family currently reside in Hartsville, S.C.

“In leadership, life and all things it’s far wiser to judge people by their deeds than their speech - their track record rather than their talk”

– Rasheed Ogunlaru

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Gerald Malloy's recent sponsored bills that have passed.

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S*0326(Rat #0008, Act #0094 of 2019) Joint Resolution, By Massey, Setzler, Malloy, Turner, Alexander and Young 

Summary: SLED; distribute 250,000 dollars to the SC State Firefighters. Association to provide PTSD insurance and programs. 

A JOINT RESOLUTION TO DIRECT THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION TO DISTRIBUTE TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER INSURANCE AND PROGRAMS. - ratified title 

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S*0525(Rat #0122, Act #0120 of 2020) General Bill, By Grooms, Reese, Massey, J. Matthews, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Setzler, Gregory, Harpootlian, Sheheen, Alexander, Verdin, Talley, Campsen, Campbell, Hutto, Young, Turner, Cromer, Corbin, Davis, Climer, Johnson, Kimpson, McElveen, McLeod, Sabb, Williams, Leatherman, Malloy, Fanning, Hembree and Rankin

Summary: Superb Account and the Superb Financial Responsibility Fund 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-2-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF ACCRUED INTEREST IN THE SUPERB ACCOUNT AND THE SUPERB FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FUND, SO AS TO REPEAL THE ABOLITION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FEE. - ratified title

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 S*Oll6(Rat #0066, Act #0045 of 2017) General Bill, By Rankin and Malloy

Summary: Alcohol license requirements 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-2-145 SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A PERSON PERMITTED OR LICENSED TO SELL BEER, WINE, OR ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION SHALL MAINTAIN LIABILITY INSURANCE WITH COVERAGE OF AT LEAST ONE MILLION DOLLARS DURING THE PERIOD OF THE PERMIT OR LICENSE. -ratified title

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S*O13l(Rat #0198, Act #0182 of 2018) General Bill, By McLeod, Hutto, Jackson, Kimpson, M.B. Matthews, Fanning, Shealy, Senn and Malloy 

Summary: Disturbing schools

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-17-425 SO AS TO PROVIDE IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR SCHOOL OR COLLEGE STUDENTS TO MAKE THREATS TO TAKE THE LIVES OF OR TO INFLICT BODILY HARM UPON OTHERS BY USING ANY FORM OF COMMUNICATION WHATSOEVER, AND TO PROVIDE THE SECTION MAY NOT BE CONSTRUED TO REPEAL, REPLACE, OR PRECLUDE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER CRIMINAL STATUTE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-420, RELATING TO OFFENSES INVOLVING DISTURBING SCHOOLS, SO AS TO RESTRUCTURE THE OFFENSES TO PROVIDE A DELINEATED LIST OF THOSE ACTIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION, TO LIMIT ITS APPLICATION TO ACTIONS BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT STUDENTS, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMINOLOGY, TO REVISE THE PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF A DISTURBING SCHOOLS OFFENSE, AND TO ELIMINATE JURISDICTION OF SUMMARY COURTS AND FAMILY COURTS. - ratified title

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S*0263(Rat #0005, Act #0001 of 2017) General Bill, By Peeler, Malloy, Alexander, Grooms, Campbell, Turner, Corbin, Gambrell, Martin and Rice 

Summary: Clemson license plates

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 140 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL ISSUE "CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 2016 FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES. - ratified title 

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S*0365(Rat #0011, Act #0005 of 2017) General Bill, By Rankin, Hembree, Goldfinch, Sabb and Malloy 

Summary: Special license plates

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 141 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 56 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES SHALL ISSUE "2016 BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES. - ratified title 

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S*O415(Rat #0034, Act #0087 of 2017) General Bill, By Malloy and Campsen 

Summary: Probate Court

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 62-1-112 SO AS TO CLARIFY THE PROBATE COURT'S AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE PENALTIES FOR CONTEMPT AND TO GRANT A MOTION FOR A PARTY TO PROCEED IN FORMA PAUPERIS; TO AMEND SECTION 8-21-800, RELATING TO RELIEF FROM FILING FEES, COURT COSTS, AND PROBATE COSTS, SO AS TO CLARIFY THAT THE PROBATE JUDGE MAY WAIVE FILING FEES FOR INDIGENT PERSONS IN THE SAME MANNER AS OTHER CIVIL CASES; TO AMEND SECTION 62-1-302, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION AND CONCURRENT JURISDICTION WITH FAMILY COURT, SO AS TO CLARIFY THE COURT'S JURISDICTION IN MATTERS INVOLVING THE ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION, OR TERMINATION OF A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS AND TO REVISE OUTDATED TERMINOLOGY; TO AMEND SECTION 62-1-401, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO NOTICE, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE NOTICE TO BE MADE BY A QUALIFYING COMMERCIAL DELIVERY SERVICE AND IS SIMILAR TO NOTICE BY REGISTERED MAIL OR CERTIFIED MAIL; TO STRIKE PARTS 1, 2, 3, 4, AND 7, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 62, AND TO ADD NEW AND REVISED PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY AND THEIR PROPERTY, SO AS TO PROMOTE UNIFORMITY AMONG THE STATE'S FORTY-SIX PROBATE COURTS, TO SAFEGUARD ADEQUATE DUE PROCESS PROTECTIONS FOR THE STATE'S ALLEGED INCAPACITATED INDIVIDUALS, TO ELIMINATE OVERRELIANCE UPON RESTRICTIVE FULL OR PLENARY GUARDIANSHIPS, TO REDUCE THE COSTS OF PROCEEDINGS, TO ESTABLISH CONSISTENCY BETWEEN GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP PROCEEDINGS, AND TO CREATE AN ADEQUATE SYSTEM FOR MONITORING GUARDIANS AND CONSERVATORS. ratified title

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S*O499(Rat #0170, Act #0159 of 2018) General Bill, By Malloy 

Summary: Driver's licenses 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-148, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, 
RELATING TO THE IDENTIFYING CODE AFFIXED TO THE DRIVER'S LICENSE OF A PERSON CONVICTED OF CERTAIN CRIMES, SO AS TO REMOVE THE FIFTY DOLLAR FEE ASSOCIATED WITH PLACING THE IDENTIFYING CODE ON A DRIVER'S LICENSE. - ratified title 

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S*O918(Rat #0219, Act #0201 of 2018) General Bill, By Peeler, Malloy, Hembree and M.B. Matthews

Summary: Opioid prescriptions, limits, prescription report cards

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-360, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, 
RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH LIMITATIONS FOR INITIAL OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS; BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-1655 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PROVIDE PRESCRIPTION REPORT CARDS TO 
PRACTITIONERS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-1650, RELATING TO CONFIDENTIALITY OF PRESCRIPTION MONITORING PROGRAM DATA, SO AS TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR 
PURPOSES OF PRACTITIONER PRESCRIPTION REPORT CARDS. -ratified title 

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S*OO47(Rat #0100, Act #0071 of 2015) General Bill, By Malloy, Kimpson, Johnson, Pinckney, Thurmond, Setzler, Grooms, Lourie, McElveen, Allen, Shealy, Coleman, 
Campsen, Scott and Nicholson

Summary: Body-worn cameras worn by law enforcement 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-240 SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "BODY-WORN CAMERA"; TO REQUIRE ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO IMPLEMENT THE USE OF BODY-WORN CAMERAS
PURSUANT TO GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING COUNCIL; TO REQUIRE STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO SUBMIT POLICIES AND
PROCEDURES RELATED TO THE USE OF BODY-WORN CAMERAS TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT
TRAINING COUNCIL FOR REVIEW, APPROVAL, OR DISAPPROVAL; TO ESTABLISH A
"BODY-WORN CAMERAS FUND"; AND TO PROVIDE THAT DATA RECORDED BY A BODY-WORN
CAMERA IS NOT SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.
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