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S*710
Session 107 (1987-1988) 

S*0710(Rat #0190, Act #0136 of 1987)  General Bill, By I.E. Lourie, Branton, 
Bryan, Courson, Giese, A.S. Macaulay, T.W. Mitchell, Setzler, J.V. Smith, 
N.W. Smith, H.S. Stilwell and Wilson
 A Bill to require investigation by local law enforcement agencies, with
 assistance from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and the Alcoholic
 Beverage Control Commission of traffic-related deaths of persons under the age
 of twenty-one where use of beverages containing alcohol, illegal drugs, or
 controlled substances is suspected to be a cause.-amended title

   04/23/87  Senate Introduced and read first timeNext SJ-1469
   04/23/87  Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-1469
   05/05/87  Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment
                     Transportation SJ-1668
   05/07/87  Senate Amended SJ-1764
   05/07/87  Senate Read second PrevioustimeNext SJ-1764
   05/12/87  Senate Amended SJ-1806
   05/12/87  Senate Read third PrevioustimeNext and sent to House SJ-1807
   05/13/87  House  Introduced and read first PrevioustimeNext HJ-2646
   05/13/87  House  Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-2646
   05/21/87  House  Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-3121
   05/27/87  House  Read second PrevioustimeNext HJ-3249
   05/28/87  House  Read third PrevioustimeNext and enrolled HJ-3320
   06/02/87         Ratified R 190
   06/03/87         Signed By Governor
   06/03/87         Effective date 06/03/87
   06/03/87         Act No. 136
   06/12/87         Copies available



(A136, R190, S710)

AN ACT TO REQUIRE INVESTIGATION BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION, AND THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION OF TRAFFIC-RELATED DEATHS OF PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE WHERE USE OF BEVERAGES CONTAINING ALCOHOL, ILLEGAL DRUGS, OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IS SUSPECTED TO BE A CAUSE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Detailed investigation

SECTION 1. In any accident involving injury or death of a person under the age of twenty-one, where there is cause to believe that any beverage containing alcohol was consumed prior to the accident by the person under twenty-one, the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction to investigate the accident shall commence a detailed investigation to determine the circumstances under which the beverage was obtained.

Upon initiation of this investigation by the local investigating law enforcement agency, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission shall assist in whatever capacity necessary to fully complete the inquiry and shall cooperate and assist in the prosecution of appropriate criminal charges against any person who provided a beverage containing alcohol to the person under twenty-one.

Detailed investigation

SECTION 2. In any motor vehicle accident involving injury or death of a person where there is cause to believe that an illegal drug or controlled substance was used prior to the accident by any person involved therein, the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction to investigate the accident shall commence a detailed investigation to determine the circumstances under which the illegal drug or controlled substance was obtained.

Upon initiation of this investigation by the local investigating law enforcement agency, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division shall assist in whatever capacity necessary to fully complete the inquiry and shall cooperate and assist in the prosecution of appropriate criminal charges against any person who provided the illegal drug or controlled substance to that person.

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SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.




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