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Sponsors: Reps. Atwater, Pitts, Tallon, D.C. Moss, Huggins, Ballentine, Quinn, Burns, Yow, Rivers, Bedingfield, Merrill, Whitmire, Long, Goldfinch, Southard, Brannon, Putnam, Norman, Kennedy, Newton, Bannister, Bingham, Chumley, Clemmons, Collins, Finlay, Hamilton, Henderson, Herbkersman, Hicks, Hiott, Hixon, Lowe, V.S. Moss, Nanney, Sandifer, Simrill, Spires, Stringer and Toole
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Introduced in the House on March 10, 2016
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Assault, intimidate or threaten law enforcement
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/10/2016 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 40) 3/10/2016 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 40)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 20 TO CHAPTER 3, TITLE 16 SO AS TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CRIME CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER WITH THE INTENT TO ASSAULT, INTIMIDATE, OR THREATEN A PERSON BECAUSE OF HIS STATUS AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 3, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 16-3-2210. (A) A person who commits an offense contained in this chapter with the intent to assault, intimidate, or threaten a person because of his status as a law enforcement officer is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than two thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars, or imprisoned not less than two years nor more than fifteen years, or both. Two thousand dollars of a fine and two years of a sentence imposed pursuant to the provisions of this article may not be suspended.
(B) A sentence imposed pursuant to the provisions of this section is in addition to any other sentence imposed for another offense and is not a lesser-included offense of another offense; and any sentence imposed pursuant to the provisions of this section must be served consecutively."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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