Current Status Bill Number:
3593Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970305Primary Sponsor: LimbaughAll Sponsors: LimbaughDrafted Document Number: gjk\20146cm.97Companion Bill Number: 480Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Terrorism, victims outside U.S. may file for benefits with Victim's Compensation Fund, Crimes and Offenses
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970417 Recommitted to Committee 25 HJ House 19970416 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19970417 House 19970415 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970416 House 19970409 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19970305 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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April 9, 1997
S. Printed 4/9/97--H.
Read the first time March 5, 1997.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3593), to amend Sections 16-3-1110 and 16-3-1210, both as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the compensation of victims of crime, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES H. HARRISON, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-3-1110 AND 16-3-1210, BOTH AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF VICTIMS OF CRIME, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEFINITION OF CRIME INCLUDES TERRORISM AS DEFINED BY FEDERAL LAW AND TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN VICTIMS OF TERRORISM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES MAY FILE FOR BENEFITS WITH THE VICTIM'S COMPENSATION FUND.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-3-1110(6) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 405 of 1988, is further amended to read:
"(6) 'Crime' means an act which is defined as a crime by state, federal, or common law, including terrorism as defined in Section 2331 of Title 18, United States Code. Unless injury or death was recklessly or intentionally inflicted, 'crime' does not include an act involving the operation of a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft."
SECTION 2. Section 16-3-1210(1)(b) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 181 of 1989, is further amended to read:
"(b) the victim was a resident of this State when the crime was committed in another state or outside the United States if the crime is terrorism. In either case the award payable under this article must be reduced by the amount paid or payable under the laws of another state as a result of the criminal act giving rise to the claim."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.