Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4004Ratification Number: 576Act Number: 509Primary Sponsor: RogersType of Legislation: GBSubject: Reckless homicideDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940602Computer Document Number: DKA/4092AL.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940831Introduced Date: 19930414Date of Last Amendment: 19940601Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940831Last History Type: Act No. 509Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Rogers Kirsh Baxley Harvin Keyserling Waldrop Snow Rudnick Cobb-Hunter Waites J. BaileyType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4004 ------ 19940831 Act No. 509 4004 ------ 19940831 Signed by Governor 4004 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 576 4004 House 19940602 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4004 Senate 19940602 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 4004 Senate 19940601 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments 4004 Senate 19940601 Minority report withdrawn 4004 Senate 19940330 Committee Report: majority 11 favorable with amendments, minority unfavorable 4004 Senate 19940224 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 4004 House 19940223 Read third time, sent to Senate 4004 House 19940222 Read second time 4004 House 19940209 Committee Report: Favorable 25 4004 House 19930414 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A509, R576, H4004)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2910, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RECKLESS HOMICIDE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE OFFENSE TO BE A FELONY, INCLUDE A NOLO CONTENDERE PLEA, AND INCREASE THE TERM OF IMPRISONMENT FROM FIVE TO TEN YEARS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Felony offense; nolo contendere plea; imprisonment increased
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-2910 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-2910. When the death of a person ensues within one year as a proximate result of injury received by the driving of a vehicle in reckless disregard of the safety of others, the person operating the vehicle is guilty of reckless homicide. A person who is convicted of, pleads guilty to, or pleads nolo contendere to reckless homicide is guilty of a felony and must be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. The department shall revoke for five years the driver's license of a person convicted of reckless homicide."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 31st day of August, 1994.