Current Status Bill Number:
3271Ratification Number: 275Act Number: 255Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950117Primary Sponsor: RichardsonAll Sponsors: Richardson, Vaughn, McKay, Harvin, Limbaugh, Lloyd, Bailey, Cain, Sandifer, Walker, Baxley, Chamblee, Wofford, A. Young, Shissias, Stuart, Dantzler, Thomas, Keyserling, Jennings, Wells, Tucker, Harrison and SpearmanDrafted Document Number: jic\5126htc.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960320Date of Last Amendment: 19960314Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960401Subject: Intimidating certain persons
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960410 Act No. A255 ------ 19960401 Signed by Governor ------ 19960326 Ratified R275 House 19960320 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960314 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19960312 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19960306 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19950214 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19950210 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950209 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19950209 Amended, read second time House 19950208 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19950117 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A255, R275, H3271)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-9-340, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF INTIMIDATING COURT OFFICIALS, JURORS, OR WITNESSES, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-9-340(B) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 184 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"(B) A person who violates the provisions of subsection (A) is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of April, 1996.