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Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Senators Hembree and L. Martin
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3050
Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: No parole offenses
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/18/2012 Senate Prefiled 12/18/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/8/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 101) 1/8/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 101) 3/27/2013 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Hembree (ch), Allen, Thurmond
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-100 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "NO PAROLE OFFENSE", TO REVISE ITS DEFINITION TO INCLUDE CLASS D, E, AND F FELONIES, OFFENSES CLASSIFIED AS EXEMPT WHICH ARE PUNISHABLE BY A MAXIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR, AND CLASS A AND B MISDEMEANORS, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO IS FOUND GUILTY OF, PLEADS GUILTY TO, OR PLEADS NOLO CONTENDRE TO A "NO PAROLE OFFENSE" IS ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY RELEASE FROM INCARCERATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION DO NOT AFFECT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDER ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 24-13-100 of the 1976 Code is amended to
"Section 24-13-100. (A) For purposes of definition under South Carolina law, a 'no parole offense' means a class A, B,
or C, D, E, or F felony, or an offense exempt from classification as enumerated in Section 16-1-10(d), which is punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment for twenty years one year or more, or a class A or B misdemeanor.
(B) A person who is found guilty of, pleads guilty to, or pleads
nolo contendre to a 'no parole offense' as defined in subsection (A) is not eligible for early release from incarceration except as provided by Section 24-13-210(B). Nothing in this section may be construed to amend, repeal, or affect the Youthful Offender Act contained in Chapter 19 of Title 24."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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