Current Status Bill Number:
3229Ratification Number: 326Act Number: 290Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950111Primary Sponsor: L. WhipperAll Sponsors: L. Whipper, Fulmer, Spearman, Harrell, Simrill, Clyburn, Breeland, G. Brown, Robinson, R. Smith, Tripp, Limehouse and DavenportDrafted Document Number: JIC\5133SD.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960426Date of Last Amendment: 19960125Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960506Subject: Lynching
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960515 Act No. A290 ------ 19960506 Signed by Governor ------ 19960430 Ratified R326 Senate 19960426 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960425 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19960426 Senate 19960424 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19960130 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19960126 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960125 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19960125 Amended, read second time House 19960124 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19950111 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A290, R326, H3229)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1045 SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL AND A FELONY FOR ANY PERSON AT LEAST EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE TO KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY USE, SOLICIT, DIRECT, HIRE, PERSUADE, INDUCE, ENTICE, COERCE, OR EMPLOY A PERSON UNDER EIGHTEEN TO COMMIT CERTAIN CRIMES, TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO CONSPIRE TO DO THE ABOVE, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Unlawful to use or employ a person under eighteen to commit certain crimes
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-3-1045. (A) It is unlawful for any person at least eighteen years of age to knowingly and intentionally:
(1) use, solicit, direct, hire, persuade, induce, entice, coerce, or employ a person under eighteen years of age to commit a violent crime as defined in Section 16-1-60, the crime of lynching as a result of mob violence prohibited by Article 3, Chapter 3 of this title, or the unlawful distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or LSD;
(2) conspire to use, solicit, direct, hire, persuade, induce, entice, coerce, or employ a person under eighteen years of age to commit a violent crime as defined in Section 16-1-60, the crime of lynching as a result of mob violence prohibited by Article 3, Chapter 3 of this title, or the unlawful distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or LSD.
(B) Any person who violates subsections (A)(1) or (A)(2) is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be punished by a term of imprisonment of not less than five years nor more than fifteen years. Each violation of this section constitutes a separate offense.
(C) The felonies established in this section are supplemental to and do not supersede any other provisions of law which make the conduct referred to in subsection (A) unlawful."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 6th day of May, 1996.