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H 2081 General Bill, By R.S. Corning and W.S. McCain
    A Bill to amend Section 16-3-20, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to punishment for murder and the separate sentencing proceeding for the determination of death or life imprisonment, so as to change the sentencing procedure by having the jury deliberate and render an advisory sentence to the court and by having the court decide the sentence to be imposed, and to provide that a person who is convicted of or pleads guilty to murder must be punished by death or by imprisonment for life without eligibility for parole until the service of thirty years, without exception; and to amend Section 16-3-25, relating to punishment for murder and review by the Supreme Court of the imposition of the death penalty, so as to conform the language contained therein to the changes made in Section 16-3-20.
12/31/86House Prefiled
12/31/86House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/13/87House Introduced and read first time HJ-54
01/13/87House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-55
03/03/87House Tabled in committee

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