SC S0200 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 3 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-03-04 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Amend Section 24-3-530 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Death By Electrocution Or Lethal Injection, To Provide That A Person Sentenced To Death May Elect For Electrocution Or Lethal Injection If Lethal Injection Is Available At The Time Of Election, To Provide That An Election Expires And Must Be Renewed In Writing If The Convicted Person Receives A Stay Of Execution Or The Execution Date Has Passed, To Provide That A Penalty Must Be Administered By Electrocution For A Person Who Waives His Right Of Election, To Provide That The Department Of Corrections Director Shall Determine And Certify To The Supreme Court Whether The Method Selected Is Available, To Provide That A Convicted Person's Signature Must Be Witnessed, And To Provide That The Manner Of Inflicting A Death Sentence Must Be Electrocution Regardless Of The Method Elected By The Person If Execution By Lethal Injection Is Unavailable Or Is Held To Be Unconstitutional By An Appellate Court Of Competent Jurisdiction.

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Roll Calls

2021-03-02 - Senate - Senate: 2nd Reading (Y: 32 N: 11 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-03-04HouseReferred to Committee on Judiciary
2021-03-04HouseIntroduced and read first time
2021-03-03SenateRead third time and sent to House
2021-03-03 Scrivener's error corrected
2021-03-02SenateRoll call Ayes-32 Nays-11
2021-03-02SenateRead second time
2021-02-03 Scrivener's error corrected
2021-02-02SenateCommittee report: Favorable Corrections and Penology
2021-02-02SenatePolled out of committee Corrections and Penology
2021-01-12SenateReferred to Committee on Corrections and Penology
2021-01-12SenateIntroduced and read first time
2020-12-09SenateReferred to Committee on Corrections and Penology

Same As/Similar To

H3755 (Similar To) 2021-03-02 - Requests for debate-Rep

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
243530(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments