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H 3623 General Bill, By Murphy, Stavrinakis, Kimmons, Hart, Rutherford, Lucas, Dillard, Erickson, Hyde, W. Newton, Thigpen, Wheeler, R. Williams, Murray, Gilliard, Rivers, Brawley, Anderson, S. Williams, King, Alexander, McDaniel, Henderson-Myers and Govan
Similar (S 0170, H 3994)
Summary: Early release of an inmate
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EARLY RELEASE OF AN INMATE, SO AS TO REDUCE THE PERCENTAGE OF TIME AN INMATE WHO HAS COMMITTED A "NO PAROLE OFFENSE" MUST SERVE BEFORE HE MAY BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, OR COMMUNITY SUPERVISION FROM EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT TO SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT FOR CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES, AND TO PROVIDE THIS REDUCTION APPLIES TO INMATES CURRENTLY INCARCERATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-370, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, AND TRAFFICKING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES AND WEIGHT PRESUMPTIONS, AND ELIMINATE MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-375, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, AND TRAFFICKING OF METHAMPHETAMINE, COCAINE BASE, OR OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES AND WEIGHT PRESUMPTIONS, AND ELIMINATE MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES.
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01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 262)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 262)
04/21/21House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 16)
04/22/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.Williams, Murray, Gilliard
04/27/21House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Murphy, Bamberg, Fry, Daning, Wheeler, G.M. Smith, Weeks, West, Hewitt, Kirby, M. Smith, B. Newton, McGarry, T. Moore, B. Cox, Oremus, McCabe, Long, Burns, Simrill, Hyde, G. R. Smith, McCravy, Wooten and Caskey (House Journal-page 97)
04/27/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rivers, Brawley
04/28/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Anderson, S.Williams, King, Alexander, McDaniel, Henderson-Myers, Govan
04/28/21House Amended (House Journal-page 56)
04/28/21House Read second time (House Journal-page 56)
04/28/21House Roll call Yeas-62 Nays-45 (House Journal-page 56)
04/29/21House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 73)
04/29/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 4)
04/29/21Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology (Senate Journal-page 4)



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