South Carolina rep amends bill to require GPS trackers for domestic violence defendants who make bail

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — A South Carolina state representative amended a bill that would require alleged domestic violence offenders to wear a GPS monitoring device if the defendant is allowed to be released on bail.The original H. 3708 bill, which was introduced in January 2019, only mentioned that judges could consider “in lieu of setting bond or as an additional condition of release on bond” that alleged “violent offenders” should be “on surveillance via an active electronic monitoring device.”Rep. William Bailey sponsored the bill and amended it on Wednesday to included alleged domestic violence offenders.The idea is to keep the victim of the alleged offender “notified at all times of the person’s immediate location,” the bill reads.The bill also provides procedures for monitoring the device and includes penalties for tampering with it.The cost for the tracking devices is expected to be paid for by “the appropriate law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the offense.”Twenty three states have already passed GPS monitoring domestic violence/stalking laws, according to The Cynthia L. Bischof Foundation — an organization dedicated to providing resources for victims of domestic violence and to advocate for these types of laws for states.South Carolina joins 10 other states that are in primary stages of getting this bill passed into law.The governor, Henry McMaster, has to approve the act.Requests for comment from McMaster and Bailey were not immediately received. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Leaders continues on expansion trail

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Leaders continues on expansion trail Leaders continues on expansion trail16th March 20160731 Views Leaders further increased its regional footprint by completing the acquisition of Southend-based Tudor Estates last week – keeping the firm’s expansion plans on course.The deal to acquire Tudor Estates, which was founded in 1959, comes just weeks after Leaders absorbed another Essex company into its national network. More Estate Agents, with branches in Clacton, Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree, joined the organisation in January.This is Leaders’ third acquisition this year following a busy 2015 in which it spent over £25 million on 11 acquisitions and 32 new branches. Leaders now have 118 branches in total, including five in Essex.“Adding a fifth branch to our growing presence in Essex is fantastic news. We believe the county is home to an important property market with plenty of potential, Kevin Shaw (left), National Sales Director at Leaders, said.He added, “The Tudor team has gained a tremendous reputation in Southend over many years and we look forward to building on this. This acquisition gives us a chance to extend our coverage in Essex and roll out our range of services to more sellers and landlords.”The entire Tudor team has opted to remain with Leaders, and Luke Chiddicks, Sales Manager at the new Leaders branch in Southend, insists that his firm are excited to now be a part of a much larger group.He said, “Being part of national company with specialist marketing, IT, compliance and accounts departments to support us will allow me and my team to focus on providing an even better service and grow our market share locally. It also means a wide range of opportunities for our staff to progress their careers on a larger playing field.”Leaders is expected to complete further acquisitions in the coming weeks, as part of its expansion plans, designed to reach more parts of the UK and increase overall market share.Leaders Leaders acquires Tudor Estates acquisitions 2016-03-16The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more