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S 1525 General Bill, By Hayes and Peeler
    A Bill to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 16-25-25 so as to create the crime of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and to provide a penalty for violation; by adding Section 16-25-35 so as to provide that when a person violates the provisions of Section 16-25-20 (Criminal Domestic Violence) for a first or second offense, the court may suspend execution of all or part of the sentence and place the offender on probation conditioned upon the participation of the offender in a program designed to treat battering spouses or other appropriate psychiatric or therapeutic treatment or counseling; and to amend Section 20-4-20, relating to the definitions used in the "Protection from Domestic Abuse Act", so as to include within the definition of "family or household member" "persons cohabitating or formerly cohabitating".
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04/29/92Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-255
04/29/92Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-255

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