Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 130Ratification Number: 349Act Number: 328Primary Sponsor: RoseType of Legislation: GBSubject: Hazing, unlawfulDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940407Computer Document Number: DKA/4052AL.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940420Introduced Date: 19930112Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940420Last History Type: Act No. 328Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 130 ------ 19940420 Act No. 328 130 ------ 19940420 Signed by Governor 130 ------ 19940414 Ratified R 349 130 House 19940407 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 130 House 19940406 Read second time 130 House 19940324 Committee Report: Favorable 21 130 House 19930401 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to Committee 130 Senate 19930331 Read third time, sent to House 130 Senate 19930330 Read second time, notice of general amendments 130 Senate 19930325 Committee Report: Favorable 04 130 Senate 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A328, R349, S130)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-101-200 SO AS TO PROHIBIT HAZING AT STATE UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-101-200. (A) For purposes of this section:
(1) `Student' means a person enrolled in a state university, college, or other public institution of higher learning.
(2) `Superior student' means a student who has attended a state university, college, or other public institution of higher learning longer than another student or who has an official position giving authority over another student.
(3) `Subordinate student' means a person who attends a state university, college, or other public institution of higher learning who is not defined as a `superior student' in subitem (2).
(4) `Hazing' means the wrongful striking, laying open hand upon, threatening with violence, or offering to do bodily harm by a superior student to a subordinate student with intent to punish or injure the subordinate student, or other unauthorized treatment by the superior student of a subordinate student of a tyrannical, abusive, shameful, insulting, or humiliating nature.
(B) Hazing at all state supported universities, colleges, and public institutions of higher learning is prohibited. When an investigation has disclosed substantial evidence that a student has committed an act or acts of hazing, the student may be dismissed, expelled, suspended, or punished as the president considers appropriate.
(C) The provisions of this section are in addition to the provisions of Article 6, Chapter 3 of Title 16.
(D) The provisions of Section 30-4-40(a)(2) and 30-4-70(a)(1) continue to apply to hazing incidents."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 20th day of April, 1994.