Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4079Ratification Number: 506Act Number: 434Primary Sponsor: BreelandType of Legislation: JRSubject: Juvenile nonviolent offendersDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940518Computer Document Number: 436/11266AC.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940527Introduced Date: 19930414Date of Last Amendment: 19940420Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940527Last History Type: Act No. 434Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Breeland J. Brown Govan Hines Whipper Inabinett White Holt Neal Byrd Keyserling Cobb-Hunter McMahandType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4079 ------ 19940527 Act No. 434 4079 ------ 19940527 Signed by Governor 4079 ------ 19940524 Ratified R 506 4079 House 19940518 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4079 House 19940510 Debate adjourned on Senate amendments until Tuesday, May 17, 1994 4079 Senate 19940420 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 4079 Senate 19940413 Read second time, notice of general amendments 4079 Senate 19940412 Committee Report: Favorable 03 4079 Senate 19940125 Introduced, read first time, 03 referred to Committee 4079 House 19940121 Read third time, sent to Senate 4079 House 19940120 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, January 21, 1994 4079 House 19940119 Committee Report: Favorable 27 with amendment 4079 House 19930414 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A434, R506, H4079)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS AND JOB TRAINING APPLICABLE TO CURRENT AND FUTURE JOB MARKETS TO NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF FIFTEEN AND EIGHTEEN; TO CONSIDER FACILITIES VACATED BY BASE CLOSING FOR USE AS RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES; TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF SHOCK INCARCERATION METHODS WITH THESE OFFENDERS; AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO REPORT ON ITS IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE PROVISIONS.
Whereas, it is detrimental to youth involved in nonviolent crimes to be adjudicated and placed in facilities with violent juvenile and youthful offenders; and
Whereas, it is incumbent upon the State to assist and encourage young nonviolent offenders to choose lives of productivity and responsibility rather than lives of crime and dependency; and
Whereas, in order to encourage and prepare youthful offenders to be contributing members of society, they must have marketable job skills that will advance their position in life and keep abreast with the future. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Programs for nonviolent fifteen to eighteen-year-old offenders
SECTION 1. (A) The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice shall provide nonviolent offenders in its custody, between the ages of fifteen and eighteen, appropriate accommodations and education and shall encourage job training. Facilities vacated by base closings in the State may be evaluated for use as residential facilities for these offenders. Job training provided to these offenders must be applicable to current and future job markets.
(B) The Department of Juvenile Justice is encouraged to utilize the shock incarceration program methods.
(C) The Department of Juvenile Justice shall report to the General Assembly by January 1, 1995, concerning their efforts to meet the requirement of this joint resolution and shall report annually for the next five years.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 27th day of May, 1994.