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A64, R168, H3455
Sponsors: Rep. Talley
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Introduced in the House on January 29, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on April 8, 2003
Last Amended on May 29, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on June 4, 2003
Governor's Action: June 25, 2003, Signed
Summary: Misuse of vital statistics
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/29/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-8 1/29/2003 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-8 4/2/2003 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-2 4/3/2003 House Read second time HJ-13 4/3/2003 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-15 4/4/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2 4/8/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-29 4/8/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-29 5/28/2003 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-21 5/29/2003 Senate Amended SJ-82 5/29/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-82 6/3/2003 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-52 6/4/2003 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-60 6/5/2003 Ratified R 168 6/25/2003 Signed By Governor 6/30/2003 Copies available 6/30/2003 Effective date 06/25/03 7/1/2003 Act No. 64
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(A64, R168, H3455)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-63-161, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL ACTS INVOLVING VITAL STATISTICS, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Unlawful acts involving vital statistics; penalties
SECTION 1. Section 44-63-161 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 44-63-161. (A) It is unlawful for a person:
(1) other than the Department of Health and Environmental Control and county health departments to issue copies or certified copies of birth and death certificates or a document purporting to be a birth or death certificate;
(2) to wilfully make a false statement in a certificate, record, or report required to be filed by this chapter or a regulation, or in an application for an amendment to or for a certified copy of the certificate, record, or report, or to wilfully supply false information intending that the information be used in the preparation or amendment of the certificate, record, or report;
(3) without lawful authority to wilfully make, sell, counterfeit, alter, amend, or mutilate a certificate, record, or report required to be filed by this chapter or a regulation or a certified copy of the certificate, record, or report;
(4) to wilfully obtain, possess, use, sell, furnish to another, or attempt to obtain, possess, use, sell, or furnish to another, for the purpose of deception, a certificate, record, report required to be filed by this chapter or a regulation, or a certified copy of these, including a certificate, record, or report or certified copy that has been counterfeited, altered, amended, or mutilated or a document purporting to be the certificate, record, or report;
(5) to wilfully violate a regulation or an order of the department relative to recording, reporting, or filing information for the Bureau of Vital Records.
(B) A person who violates a provision of item (1), (2), (3), or (4) of subsection (A) is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
(C) A person who violates a provision of item (5) of subsection (A) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 5th day of June, 2003.
Approved the 25th day of June, 2003.
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