WHEREAS, the Governor of South Carolina is vested with the authority to determine pursuant to the United States Constitution Article IV, § 2, S.C. Code Ann §§ 17-9-10, et seq., and the common law, whether or not to extradite a fugitive from justice; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to such laws the Governor can determine procedures to be followed in extradition matters; and
WHEREAS, forty-eight States of the United States, pursuant to statutory law, and one State, Louisiana, by way of Executive Order, have adopted extradition provisions that would allow South Carolina to extradite persons in their respective States that have committed an act in their respective States, or in a third State, that intentionally resulted in a crime in South Carolina; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Hodges, as Governor of South Carolina, direct by this Order that pursuant to the principles of comity and full faith and credit in the United States Constitution, the State of South Carolina for the reasons as stated above, does recognize that any person committing an act in this State, or in a third State, intentionally resulting in a crime in another State whose executive authority is making the demand, shall be subject to the extradition laws of the State of South Carolina, and the Governor of this State may surrender, on demand of the executive authority, any person so charged.
This Order takes effect immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 28th DAY OF JANUARY, 2000.
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