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H*2189 (Rat #0065, Act #0033 of 1981) General Bill, By J.C. Hearn, R.L. Altman, J.F. Anderson, D.M. Beasley, T.D. Broadwater, T.M. Burriss, M.L. Eargle, P. Evatt, L.E. Gentry, J.E. Gonzales, M.S. Gulledge, A. Hardy, D.O. Hawkins, B.L. Hendricks, J.E. Kinard, D.F. McInnis, J.B. Meyers, M.E. Nunnery, D.L. Ogburn, J.L. Rampey, J.J. Snow, D.C. Waldrop, M.H. Westbrook and R.R. Woods
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    A Bill to amend Section 44-53-370, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to penalties for illegal distribution and possession of narcotics and controlled substances, so as to reduce the term of imprisonment and increase the monetary penalty for a first offense of possession of a certain amount of marijuana or hashish, so as to be within magistrates' and municipal judges' jurisdictions and to authorize magistrates or municipal judges to conditionally discharge offenders and to increase the penalty for a second or subsequent offense; to provide that excessive monies collected pursuant to this Section shall be distributed to the unit of government whose law enforcement officers initiated the investigation which resulted in the conviction; to increase the penalties for the distribution and possession of more than ten pounds of marijuana, ten grams of cocaine and any mixture thereof, and four grams of morphine, opium or any mixture thereof, including heroin, and to provide a penalty for distribution and possession of more than fifteen grams of methaqualone; to amend Section 16-1-10, as amended, relating to crimes classified as felonies, so as to include the crime of trafficking in controlled substances.-at
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01/20/81House Introduced and read first time HJ-226
01/20/81House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-226
02/18/81House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-661
02/25/81House Amended HJ-774
03/04/81House Amended HJ-1008
03/04/81House Read second time HJ-1021
03/05/81House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-1036
03/05/81Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-8
03/05/81Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-8
03/18/81Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-10
03/24/81Senate Read second time SJ-23
03/24/81Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-23
03/25/81Senate Amended SJ-7
03/25/81Senate Read third time SJ-7
03/25/81Senate Returned SJ-7
03/31/81House Non-concurrence in Senate amendment HJ-1521
04/01/81Senate Senate insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Senators Verne Smith, Martin & Lourie SJ-3
04/01/81House Conference committee appointed Reps. Hearn, Hughston & Gulledge HJ-1603
04/07/81House Conference report received HJ-1692
04/07/81House Conference report adopted HJ-1698
04/08/81Senate Conference report received SJ-8
04/08/81Senate Conference report adopted SJ-8
04/08/81House Ordered enrolled for ratification HJ-1730
04/09/81House Ratified R 65 HJ-1793
04/10/81 Signed By Governor
04/10/81 Effective date 04/10/81
04/10/81 Act No. 33
04/22/81 Copies available

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