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S*0560 (Rat #0213, Act #0189 of 2014) General Bill, By L. Martin
Summary: Railroad or electric railway
    AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 58-15-870, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE WILFULL AND MALICIOUS INJURY TO A RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A PERSON TO WILFULLY AND MALICIOUSLY CUT, MUTILATE, DEFACE, OR OTHERWISE INJURE A RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY, INCLUDING ANYTHING APPERTAINING TO THE RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY OR ANY MATERIAL OR INSTRUMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAILROAD OR ELECTRIC RAILWAY, TO PROVIDE A TIER OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS INCLUDING THOSE VIOLATIONS WHERE SPECIFIED CIRCUMSTANCES ARE PRESENT, AND TO ALSO PROVIDE THAT EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF AN ELECTRIC RAILWAY, THE PERSON COMMITTING THE VIOLATION SHALL FORFEIT TO THE RAILROAD COMPANY FOR EACH OFFENSE TREBLE THE DAMAGES PROVED TO HAVE BEEN SUSTAINED TO BE RECOVERED IN A TORT ACTION IN THE RAILROAD COMPANY'S NAME; AND BY ADDING SECTION 58-15-875 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PURCHASE, SELL, OR TRANSPORT RAILROAD TRACK MATERIALS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECYCLING, TO REQUIRE A SPECIFIED METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR RAILROAD TRACK MATERIALS, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, AND TO PROVIDE A TIER OF PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS. - ratified title
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03/21/13Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/21/13Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 6)
03/27/13Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Corbin, Young
02/19/14Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 14)
02/26/14Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 26)
02/26/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 26)
02/26/14Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 26)
02/26/14Senate Roll call Ayes-40 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 26)
03/06/14Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/06/14Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/06/14Senate Roll call Ayes-42 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 15)
03/10/14House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 8)
03/10/14House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 8)
03/10/14 Scrivener's error corrected
05/22/14House Recalled from Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 23)
05/28/14House Read second time
05/28/14House Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-0
05/29/14House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 22)
05/29/14 Ratified R 213
06/02/14 Signed By Governor
06/06/14 Effective date 06/02/14
06/10/14 Act No. 189



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