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Bill Number: 466 Ratification Number: 68 Act Number 41 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Definitions used in the Prison Overcrowding Powers Act
(A41, R68, S466)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-1120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN THE PRISON OVERCROWDING POWERS ACT, SO AS TO ADD TO THE DEFINITION OF "QUALIFIED PRISONER" THAT THE PRISONER HAS NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT IN THE THIRD DEGREE OR COMMITTING OR ATTEMPTING A LEWD ACT UPON A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF FOURTEEN.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 24-3-1120(i) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 462 of 1986, is further amended to read:
"(i) 'Qualified prisoner' means prisoners convicted of nonviolent offenses as defined in Section 16-1-70 and not convicted of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree pursuant to the provisions of Section 16-3-654 or committing or attempting a lewd act upon a child under the age of fourteen pursuant to the provisions of Section 16-15-140."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.