Current Status Bill Number:
3373Ratification Number: 420Act Number: 345Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950125Primary Sponsor: SeithelAll Sponsors: Seithel, Trotter, Wilder, Clyburn, Tripp, G. Brown, Hallman, Townsend, Bailey, Rice, Littlejohn, Herdklotz, Meacham, Jaskwhich, Elliott, Allison, Vaughn, Fulmer, McCraw, Whatley, Limehouse, Simrill, Shissias, Easterday, Breeland, L. Whipper, Harrell, Phillips, Haskins, Cato, A. Young, Stoddard, S. Whipper, Neilson, Sandifer, Davenport, Hines, Moody-Lawrence, Dantzler, Fleming, Lloyd, J. Brown, Limbaugh, Cain, Hodges, Boan, McKay, Walker, Beatty, Rhoad, Hutson, Spearman, Thomas, Cave, J. Young, T. Brown, Stille, Martin and KlauberDrafted Document Number: PFM\7087BDW.95Companion Bill Number: 426Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960515Date of Last Amendment: 19960429Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960529Subject: Animal humane societies
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960606 Act No. A345 ------ 19960529 Signed by Governor ------ 19960523 Ratified R420 House 19960515 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960509 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19960429 Amended, read second time Senate 19960424 Committee report: Favorable with 01 SANR amendment Senate 19950517 Introduced, read first time, 01 SANR referred to Committee House 19950517 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950516 Amended, read second time House 19950511 Recalled from Committee 20 HANR House 19950125 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A345, R420, H3373)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 47-1-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FINES PERTAINING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, SO AS TO REVISE THE METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING FINES COLLECTED PURSUANT TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS VIOLATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Distribution of fines
SECTION 1. Section 47-1-160 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 47-1-160. All fines collected for violations of this chapter must be distributed as follows:
(1) If the trial court finds that there was a nonprofit animal humane organization in the municipality or county materially involved in or aiding in the prosecution of the violation, one-half of the fine must be distributed to the nonprofit animal humane organization and the remaining one-half must be distributed as is otherwise provided by law.
(2) If there is no finding of material involvement or aiding in the prosecution of the violation by a nonprofit animal humane organization, the fine must be distributed as is provided by law."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies to violations occurring before the effective date for which fines have not been distributed and applies to violations occurring after the effective date of this act.
Approved the 29th day of May, 1996.