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H*4469 (Rat #0518, Act #0448 of 1996) General Bill, By Wilkins, J. Brown, Cato, Harrison, Haskins, Sharpe, D. Smith and Townsend
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    A Bill to enact the "South Carolina Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996" including provisions to add Section 16-3-21, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, so as to provide for verbal instructions to the jury concerning discussion of the verdict in all cases in which a defendant is sentenced to death; to amend Section 17-25-380, relating to notices of the intent to execute a death sentence, so as to further provide for these notice requirements; to add Section 17-27-130 so as to provide for circumstances when the attorney-client privilege is deemed waived in post-conviction proceedings or collateral relief procedures, and to provide for certain access of new counsel to the files of prior counsel in cases of defendants sentenced to death; to add Section 17-27-150 so as to provide the conditions under which a party in capital and noncapital post-conviction relief proceedings is entitled to invoke the process of discovery; and to add Section 17-27-160 so as to provide for the manner in which defendants sentenced to death must file applications for post-conviction relief, to provide for the assignment of judges to handle these applications, to further provide for the appointment and compensation of counsel in these proceedings, and to provide for other procedural matters including the certain time limitations in these capital post-conviction relief proceedings.-amended title
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01/18/96House Introduced and read first time HJ-6
01/18/96House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-7
04/09/96House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-5
04/11/96House Objection by Rep. Harrison, Sheheen, Limbaugh, R. Smith, Klauber, Davenport, Mason, Hodges & S. Whipper HJ-17
04/24/96House Amended HJ-475
04/24/96House Read second time HJ-478
04/24/96House Roll call Yeas-80 Nays-12 HJ-478
04/25/96House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-89
04/29/96Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-12
04/29/96Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-12
05/15/96Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary SJ-16
05/28/96Senate Special order SJ-52
05/29/96Senate Read second time SJ-81
05/29/96Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-81
05/30/96Senate Amended SJ-95
05/30/96Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-95
06/12/96House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-7
06/13/96 Ratified R 518
06/18/96 Signed By Governor
06/18/96 Effective date 06/18/96
07/02/96 Copies available
07/02/96 Act No. 448

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