South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 3245

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Crosby
Document Path: l:\council\bills\gt\5193cm17.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2017
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works

Summary: Failure to stop offense

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/15/2016  House   Prefiled
  12/15/2016  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
   1/10/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 127)
   1/10/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 127)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/15/2016

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-750, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF FAILURE TO STOP A MOTOR VEHICLE WHEN SIGNALED TO STOP BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE, SO AS TO INCREASE CERTAIN PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH A VIOLATION OF THIS PROVISION.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 56-5-750(B),(C), and (D) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(B)    A person who violates the provisions of subsection (A):

(1)    for a first offense where no great bodily injury or death resulted from the violation, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not less than ninety days one year nor more than three years. The Department of Motor Vehicles must suspend the person's driver's license for at least thirty days six months; or

(2)    for a second or subsequent offense where no great bodily injury or death resulted from the violation, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not less than three years and for not more than five years. The person's driver's license must be suspended by the department for a period of one year from the date of the conviction.

(C)    A person who violates the provisions of subsection (A) and when driving performs an act forbidden by law or neglects a duty imposed by law in the driving of the vehicle:

(1)    where great bodily injury resulted, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for not more than ten years; or

(2)    where death resulted, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for not more than twenty-five years.

(D)    The department must revoke the driver's license of any person who is convicted pursuant to subsection (C)(1) or (C)(2) for a period to include any term of imprisonment, suspended sentence, parole, or probation, plus three years and never be allowed to operate a motor vehicle in this State."

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

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