Bill Text: SC S0212 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Felonies and misdemeanors

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 4-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary [S0212 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-S0212-Introduced.html


A BILL

TO AMEND CHAPTER 1, TITLE 16 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS, BY ADDING SECTION 16-1-140, TO ENHANCE THE POSSIBLE SENTENCE FOR INDIVIDUALS CONVICTED OF A SERIOUS OR MOST SERIOUS OFFENSE OR A VIOLENT CRIME OR LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE THAT WAS COMMITTED WHILE THE INDIVIDUAL WAS RELEASED ON BOND FOR A SEPARATE, PREVIOUS SERIOUS OR MOST SERIOUS OFFENSE OR A VIOLENT CRIME OR LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE FOR WHICH HE WAS ALSO CONVICTED.

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

SECTION    1.    Chapter 1, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

    "Section 16-1-140.    If a person is convicted of a serious offense or most serious offense as defined by Section 17-25-45, a violent crime as defined by Section 16-1-60, or a lesser included offense, any of which the person committed while released on bond for a separate, previous serious offense or most serious offense as defined by Section 17-25-45, violent crime as defined by Section 16-1-60, or lesser included offense for which the person was also convicted, then the person may have added to his sentence an amount of imprisonment up to forty percent of the maximum sentence for the offense the person committed while released on bond."

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

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