In addition to the powers and duties provided in Section 40-1-70, the board may:

(1) establish a time limit beyond which an initial complaint may not be considered;

Terms Used In South Carolina Code 40-79-70

  • Alarm business: means an entity that is licensed by the South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board to engage in the burglar or fire alarm system business, or both. See South Carolina Code 38-71-1350
  • Board: means the South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board. See South Carolina Code 38-71-1350
  • Department: means the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. See South Carolina Code 38-71-1350
  • Entity: means a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, cooperative, corporation, or other legal entity authorized by law and approved by the board. See South Carolina Code 38-71-1350
  • Individual: means a natural person. See South Carolina Code 38-71-1350
  • Registered: means an owner, partner, principle officer, qualifying party, or registered employee of an alarm business whose name and address has been listed or registered with the department as an individual who has access to a client's property or burglar alarm records that can reveal, but not be limited to, the type of burglar alarm system, burglar alarm security numbers or code, or any other information pertaining to the system that could compromise the client's burglar alarm system. See South Carolina Code 38-71-1350
  • Registered employee: means an individual of an alarm system business who has not met the requirements of a qualifying party and is employed more than thirty days in any given calendar year and is registered with the department in accordance with this chapter. See South Carolina Code 38-71-1350

(2) order remedial action to be taken by an entity or individual found in violation of this chapter or a regulation promulgated pursuant to this chapter;

(3) establish procedures for receiving and investigating initial complaints which protect the anonymity of the person filing the initial complaint in appropriate situations;

(4) delegate the authority to the department to request any alarm business owner or registered employee to submit an updated criminal background check when there is reason to believe that a change in the individual’s background record has occurred; and

(5) by regulation, establish requirements for the implementation of this chapter as the board considers necessary.