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S 1372 General Bill, By J.V. Smith
    A Bill to amend Section 16-1-60, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the definition of violent crimes, so as to include certain forms of ice, crank, and cocaine as "drug trafficking" within this definition; to amend Section 44-53-110, as amended, relating to definitions of narcotics and controlled substances, so as to add the definition of "cocaine base" and revise the definition of "crack cocaine"; to amend Section 44-53-370, as amended, relating to narcotics and controlled substances violations and penalties, so as to make it unlawful, among other things, to distribute an imitation substance in addition to a counterfeit substance, and to make it unlawful to have actual or constructive possession of ten to ninety-nine marijuana plants; to amend Section 44-53-375, relating to the unlawful possession, distribution, and manufacture of ice, crank, and crack cocaine, so as to make it also unlawful to possess, distribute, or manufacture cocaine base; to provide that for the purpose of setting penalties for subsequent offenses, prior offenses include convictions related to marijuana, depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogenics; and to provide that a person given a mandatory sentence of twenty-five years or more for trafficking in ice, crank, crack cocaine, or cocaine base is not eligible for parole, extended work release, or supervised furlough.
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03/05/92Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-11
03/05/92Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-11

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