Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4954Ratification Number: 621Act Number: 458Primary Sponsor: KlauberType of Legislation: GBSubject: False statement regarding income for public housingDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940602Computer Document Number: JIC/5818HTC.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940616Introduced Date: 19940322Date of Last Amendment: 19940601Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940616Last History Type: Act No. 458Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: KlauberType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4954 ------ 19940616 Act No. 458 4954 ------ 19940616 Signed by Governor 4954 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 621 4954 House 19940602 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4954 Senate 19940602 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 4954 Senate 19940601 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, June 2, 1994 4954 Senate 19940601 Recalled from Committee 11 4954 Senate 19940526 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 4954 House 19940526 Read third time, sent to Senate 4954 House 19940525 Amended, read second time 4954 House 19940524 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, May 25, 1994 4954 House 19940504 Committee Report: Favorable 26 with amendment 4954 House 19940322 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A458, R621, H4954)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-13-437 SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL KNOWINGLY TO MAKE ANY FALSE STATEMENT WITH RESPECT TO INCOME FOR THE PURPOSES OF OBTAINING HOUSING FROM A PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY, TO DEFINE PUBLIC HOUSING AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY AND REQUIRE RESTITUTION FOR VIOLATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Offense created - penalties
SECTION 1. Chapter 13, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-13-437. It is unlawful for a person knowingly to make a false statement or representation with respect to the person's individual or family income to a public housing agency in obtaining or retaining public housing or with respect to the determination of rent due from the person for public housing. For purposes of this section public housing includes private housing provided through a housing program managed by a public housing agency. For purposes of this section, public housing agency means an agency of state, regional, county, or municipal government, including housing authorities, which administer state or federal housing programs. A person violating this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for not more than two years or fined not more than one thousand dollars and the person convicted must be ordered to pay restitution to the public housing agency."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 16th day of June, 1994.