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S 0176 General Bill, By Hembree, Martin and Verdin
Similar (H 3301)
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-530, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEATH BY ELECTROCUTION OR LETHAL INJECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CAPITAL CRIME AND HAVING IMPOSED UPON HIM THE SENTENCE OF DEATH SHALL SUFFER THE PENALTY BY ELECTROCUTION OR, AT THE ELECTION OF THE PERSON, LETHAL INJECTION, IF IT IS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF ELECTION, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE CONVICTED PERSON RECEIVES A STAY OF EXECUTION OR THE EXECUTION DATE HAS PASSED, THE ELECTION EXPIRES AND MUST BE RENEWED IN WRITING, TO PROVIDE THAT THE PENALTY MUST BE ADMINISTERED BY ELECTROCUTION FOR A PERSON WHO WAIVES THE RIGHT OF ELECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SHALL DETERMINE AND CERTIFY TO THE SUPREME COURT WHETHER THE METHOD SELECTED IS AVAILABLE, TO PROVIDE THAT A CONVICTED PERSON'S SIGNATURE MUST BE WITNESSED BY TWO PERSONS WHOSE SIGNATURES MUST BE NOTARIZED AND CERTIFIES THAT THE CONVICTED PERSON'S SIGNATURE WAS MADE FREE FROM COERCION AND VOLUNTARILY GIVEN, AND TO PROVIDE THAT IF EXECUTION BY LETHAL INJECTION UNDER THIS SECTION IS UNAVAILABLE OR IS HELD TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY AN APPELLATE COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, THEN THE MANNER OF INFLICTING A DEATH SENTENCE MUST BE ELECTROCUTION REGARDLESS OF THE METHOD ELECTED BY THE PERSON.
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12/12/18Senate Prefiled
12/12/18Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology
01/08/19Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 122)
01/08/19Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 122)
01/23/19Senate Polled out of committee Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 8)
01/23/19Senate Committee report: Favorable Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 8)
01/24/19 Scrivener's error corrected
01/29/19Senate Special order, set for January 29, 2019 (Senate Journal-page 35)
01/29/19Senate Roll call Ayes-26 Nays-13 (Senate Journal-page 35)
01/30/19Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 22)
01/30/19Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 22)
01/30/19Senate Roll call Ayes-26 Nays-13 (Senate Journal-page 22)
01/31/19Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 9)
01/31/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 61)
01/31/19House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 61)
01/31/19 Scrivener's error corrected



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