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Bill Number: 2428 Ratification Number: 77 Act Number 42 Introducing Body: House Subject: Transfer or exchange foreign national prisoners
(A42, R77, H2428)
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO TRANSFER OR EXCHANGE FOREIGN NATIONAL PRISONERS UNDER SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Transfer or exchange of convicted offenders
Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, when any treaty between the United States and a foreign country provides for the transfer or exchange of convicted offenders to the country of which they are citizens or nationals, the Governor, on behalf of this State, shall be authorized, subject to the terms of such treaty, to permit the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections to transfer or exchange offenders and take any other action necessary to participate in such treaty.
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.