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819Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020108Primary Sponsor: CoursonAll Sponsors: Courson, Leventis, Grooms, Richardson, Hayes, Peeler, Fair, Thomas, Martin, Ryberg, Hawkins, Gregory, Giese, J. Verne Smith, Leatherman, McConnell, VerdinDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22213cm02.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: DUI, third or subsequent offense, photo and notice of conviction to be publishedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20020108 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Senate 20011219 Prefiled, referred to Committee 11 SJ Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2942 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE CLERK OF THE COURT IN WHICH A PERSON IS CONVICTED OF A THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, ANOTHER DRUG, OR A COMBINATION OF DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES MUST PUBLISH AT THE EXPENSE OF THE CONVICTED PERSON A NOTICE OF THE PERSON'S CONVICTION AND HIS PICTURE IN THE MANNER LEGAL NOTICES ARE PUBLISHED IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE PERSON RESIDES OR, FOR NONRESIDENTS, IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE PERSON WAS CONVICTED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 56-5-2942. (A) The clerk of the court in which a person is convicted of a third or subsequent offense of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, another drug, or a combination of drugs or substances must publish at the expense of the convicted person a notice of conviction of the person in the manner legal notices are published in the county in which the person resides or, for nonresidents, in the county in which the person was convicted.
(B) The notice must be one column wide by two inches long and contain:
(1) the photograph of the person taken by the arresting law enforcement agency at the time he was arrested;
(2) the person's name and address; and
(3) the date, time, and place of the arrest, and the disposition of the case.
The notice must be published once during the second week after the person is convicted or as soon as is possible following the person's conviction."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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