Current Status Bill Number:
823Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950509Primary Sponsor: WilsonAll Sponsors: Wilson, Stilwell, Jackson, Martin and LanderDrafted Document Number: jud6031.agwResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJDate of Last Amendment: 19960125Subject: Municipal courts, restitution
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960131 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19960130 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19960125 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19960124 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 19950509 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
January 25, 1996
Introduced by SENATORS Wilson, Stilwell, Jackson, Martin and Lander
S. Printed 1/25/96--S.
Read the first time May 9, 1995.
TO AMEND SECTION 14-25-65, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM PENALTIES THAT MUNICIPAL COURTS MAY IMPOSE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A MUNICIPAL COURT MAY ORDER RESTITUTION IN ADDITION TO CRIMINAL PENALTIES WHENEVER A PARTY IS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING A MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE OR A STATE LAW WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 14-25-65 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 14-25-65. Whenever the If a municipal judge finds a party guilty of violating a municipal ordinance or a state law within the jurisdiction of the court, he the judge may impose a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for thirty days, or both. In addition, a municipal judge may order restitution the judge considers appropriate."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.