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Bill Number: 280 Ratification Number: 117 Act Number 71 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Reimbursement to Crimestoppers
(A71, R117, S280)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-53-583 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR REIMBURSEMENT, UP TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO CRIMESTOPPERS, INC., FOR MONEY PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION THAT LEADS TO THE ARREST OF INDIVIDUALS AND SUBSEQUENT CONFISCATION AND FORFEITURE OF MONIES IN NARCOTICS INVESTIGATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Reimbursement to Crimestoppers
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-53-583. Monies paid by any Crimestoppers, Inc., for information that results in the arrest of any individual or individuals where monies are also confiscated and subsequently forfeited pursuant to Section 44-53-530 must be reimbursed from the forfeited monies to the Crimestoppers making the payment. The reimbursement must be for the amount of money paid, not to exceed one thousand dollars, upon a determination by the court that the money paid by Crimestoppers, Inc., was used for information that resulted in that arrest and forfeiture of money."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.