Bill Text: SC H3038 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Restraint, criminal suspect

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-14 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan [H3038 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-H3038-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-1-250 SO AS TO PROVIDE IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR PARAMEDIC TO INJECT KETAMINE INTO A CRIMINAL SUSPECT AS A MEANS TO INCAPACITATE HIM AND PROVIDE A PENALTY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 23-1-250.    It is unlawful for a law enforcement officer or a paramedic to inject the drug ketamine into a criminal suspect as a means to incapacitate him. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than three years."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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