Current Status Bill Number:
839Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: PeelerAll Sponsors: Peeler, Giese, Reese, Wilson, Mescher, Gregory, Martin and BrantonDrafted Document Number: dka\4693cm.98Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Law enforcement officer, murder of in line of duty; mandatory death sentence for convicted person, Crimes and Offenses
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Senate 19971117 Prefiled, referred to Committee 11 SJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-29 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON CONVICTED OF MURDERING A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN THE LINE OF DUTY MUST RECEIVE A MANDATORY SENTENCE OF DEATH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-3-29. Notwithstanding another provision of law, a person convicted of murdering a law enforcement officer in the line of duty must receive a mandatory sentence of death."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.