Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 417Primary Sponsor: McConnellType of Legislation: GBSubject: Magistrates, criminal casesResiding Body: SenateComputer Document Number: 436/12719SD.93Introduced Date: 19930211Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930304Last History Type: Committee Report: majority favorable, with amendment, minority unfavorableScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McConnell RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 417 Senate 19930304 Committee Report: majority 11 favorable, with amendment, minority unfavorable 417 Senate 19930211 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
March 4, 1993
S. Printed 3/4/93--S.
Read the first time February 11, 1993.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 417), to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 22-3-745, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, beginning on line 19, by striking SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting therein the following:
/SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 22-3-735. Magistrates and municipal judges may dismiss criminal charges for lack of timely prosecution upon motion by either party provided that the prosecutor and defendant have been given ten days notice of the date, time, and location of trial."/
Amend title to conform.
Majority favorable. Minority unfavorable.
GLENN F. McCONNELL DONALD H. HOLLAND
For Majority. For Minority.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 22-3-745 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE MAGISTRATES TO DISMISS CRIMINAL CASES FOR LACK OF PROSECUTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 22-3-745. Magistrates may dismiss criminal charges for lack of prosecution."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.