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H*3111 (Rat #0009, Act #0005 of 1989) General Bill, By Sheheen and Wilkins
    A Bill to ratify an amendment to Section 22, Article V of the Constitution of South Carolina, 1895, relating to grand and petit juries, so as to authorize the General Assembly to establish a State Grand Jury by general law; and to ratify an amendment to Section 11, Article 1 of the Constitution, relating to the requirement that no person may be held to answer for any crime where the punishment exceeds a fine of two hundred dollars or imprisonment for thirty days, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury of the county where the crime has been committed, with certain exceptions, so as to provide that nothing contained in the Constitution is deemed to limit or prohibit the establishment by the General Assembly of a State Grand Jury with the authority to return indictments and with that other authority, including procedure, as the General Assembly may provide.
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01/10/89House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference HJ-52
01/11/89House Read second time HJ-7
01/12/89House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-14
01/12/89Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-84
01/12/89Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-84
01/18/89Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-19
01/19/89Senate Read second time SJ-25
01/19/89Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-25
01/20/89Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-33
02/08/89 Ratified R 9
02/08/89 No signature required
02/08/89 Act No. 5
02/27/89 Copies available

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