Current Status Bill Number:
1336Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960404Primary Sponsor: ReeseAll Sponsors: Reese and GieseDrafted Document Number: gjk\22598sd.96Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Warrants, provisions for persons swearing out and dropping
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960404 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 22-5-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST A PERSON SWEARING OUT A WARRANT FROM SERVING THE WARRANT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON, EXCEPT FOR JUDICIAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS, WHO SWEARS OUT A WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF ANOTHER PERSON AND WHO LATER REQUESTS THAT THE CHARGE BE DROPPED OR WHO DECLINES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF THE CHARGE MUST PAY A TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR DROPPING THE WARRANT OR NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE PROSECUTION OF THE CHARGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 22-5-180 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 22-5-180. No magistrate shall deputize the person swearing out a warrant in any case to serve it.
Any person, except for judicial or law enforcement officials, who swears out a warrant for the arrest of another person and who later requests that the charge be dropped or who declines to participate in the prosecution of the charge must pay a twenty-five dollar administrative fee for dropping the warrant or not participating in the prosecution of the charge."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.