Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3573Primary Sponsor: KirshCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: KidnappingResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: EGM/22286.DWIntroduced Date: 19930225Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930225Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: KirshType of Legislation: General Bill
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TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-910, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO KIDNAPPING, SO AS TO PROVIDE A MANDATORY MINIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OF TWENTY YEARS WHEN A PERSON IS SENTENCED TO TWO OR MORE CONSECUTIVE LIFE IMPRISONMENT TERMS FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION; AND TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-610, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PORTION OF A SENTENCE IS REQUIRED TO BE SERVED AS A PREREQUISITE TO PAROLE, SO AS TO EXCLUDE THE OFFENSE OF KIDNAPPING FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION WHEN A PERSON IS SENTENCED TO TWO OR MORE CONSECUTIVE LIFE IMPRISONMENT TERMS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-3-910 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 117 of 1991, is further amended by adding at the end:
"A person convicted under the provisions of this section and sentenced to two or more consecutive life imprisonment terms is not eligible for parole as provided in Section 24-21-610 until he has served at least twenty years."
SECTION 2. The third paragraph of Section 24-21-610 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"The provisions of this section do not affect the parole ineligibility provisions for murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, and drug trafficking as set forth respectively in Sections 16-3-20, 16-3-910, and 16-11-330, and subsection (e) of Section 44-53-370(e)."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.