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Bill Number: 2761 Ratification Number: 559 Act Number 468 Introducing Body: House Subject: Relating to interference with fire and police alarm boxes
(A468, R559, H2761)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-570, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO INTERFERENCE WITH FIRE AND POLICE ALARM BOXES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO GIVE A FALSE FIRE ALARM BY USE OF A TELEPHONE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Section 1. Section 16-17-570 of the 1976 Code is amended by inserting between "box" and "or" on line three "or by use of a telephone". The section when amended shall read:
"Section 16-17-570. Any person who shall wilfully, maliciously or mischievously interfere with, cut or injure any pole, wire, insulator or alarm box, give a false alarm from such box or by use of a telephone or break the glass in such box of any fire or police alarm system in this State or any of the appliances or apparatus connected therewith shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to hard labor in the State Penitentiary or on the chain gang in a county having a chain gang for a term of not less than sixty days or the payment of a fine of not more than two hundred dollars."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.