Current Status Bill Number:
912Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnellDrafted Document Number: res1531.gfmResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Murder, when death penalty imposed for; Crimes and Offenses, Execution
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER, SO AS TO INCLUDE AS AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH MAY BE CONSIDERED IN THE DETERMINATION OF WHETHER THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD BE IMPOSED, A MURDER COMMITTED IN VIOLATION OF A VALID ORDER OF PROTECTION AND A MURDER THAT WAS COMMITTED IN THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE OF A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER OF THE MURDER VICTIM.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-3-20(C)(a) of the 1976 Code is further amended by adding appropriately numbered new items at the end to read:
"( ) The murder was committed in violation of a valid order of protection in effect at the time of the murder, whether issued pursuant to the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act (Chapter 4, Title 20) or in accordance with a similar provision of law in another jurisdiction.
( ) The murder was committed in the physical presence of a household member, as defined in Section 20-4-20(b), of the murder victim."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.