Current Status Bill Number:
3333Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970129Primary Sponsor: KoonAll Sponsors: KoonDrafted Document Number: psd\7009sd.97Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Assault of emergency medical service worker, felony; Medical, Crimes and Offenses
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970129 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-635 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON ASSAULTING AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE WORKER PERFORMING HIS PROFESSIONAL DUTIES IS GUILTY OF A FELONY AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-3-635. (A) A person who assaults an emergency medical service worker who is performing his professional duties is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than ten years nor less than two years.
(B) A person sentenced for a first offense under this section shall not have his sentence suspended to less than six months nor shall he be eligible for parole until after serving six months of his sentence.
(C) A person sentenced under this section for a second or subsequent offense shall not have his sentence suspended to less than two years nor shall the person be eligible for parole until after service of two years."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.