SC H3276 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-01-08 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Amend Sections 44-53-370, 44-53-375, And 44-53-450, Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, All Relating To Controlled Substance Offenses And Penalties, So As To Decriminalize Possession Of Twenty-eight Grams Or One Ounce Or Less Of Marijuana Or Ten Grams Or Less Of Hashish And Authorize Law Enforcement To Issue A Civil Citation For Possession Of That Same Quantity Of Marijuana Or Hashish; To Decrease Penalties For First Offense Possession Of Less Than One Gram Of Methamphetamine Or Cocaine Base And Require Completion Of A Drug Treatment Or Rehabilitation Program As Part Of The Sentence; And To Require The Court To Place Persons On Probation Who Are Guilty Of A First Offense Possession Of Certain Controlled Substances.

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Controlled substance offenses and penalties



2019-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2019-01-08HouseIntroduced and read first time
2018-12-18HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary

Same As/Similar To

H4313 (Similar To) 2019-03-26 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
H4803 (Similar To) 2020-03-03 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rivers, McDaniel, S.Williams, Henegan, Brawley, Garvin

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
4453370(n/a)See Bill Text
4453375(n/a)See Bill Text
4453450(n/a)See Bill Text

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