Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3103Primary Sponsor: WaldropCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Murder, punishment forResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryCompanion Bill Number: 152Computer Document Number: 3103Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 08, 1991Last History Type: Introduced and read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WaldropType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3103 House Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 25 time, referred to Committee 3103 House Dec 27, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 25 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PUNISHMENT FOR MURDER, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-3-20(C)(a) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 604 of 1990, is further amended by adding:
(11) The offender was engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise. A person engages in a continuing criminal enterprise if:
(a) he is one of the principal administrators, organizers, or leaders of an enterprise, acting in concert with five or more persons;
(b) (i) he is convicted of trafficking in illegal drugs involving a quantity at least twice that described in Section 44-53-370(e)(2)(e), Section 44-53-370(e)(3)(c), or Section 44-53-370(e)(4)(d), or more than fifty-six grams of crack cocaine;
(ii) he is convicted of more than five violations of either Section 44-53-440 or 44-53-445, or combination of the two; or
(iii) the enterprise in which he was one of the principal administrators, organizers, or leaders, received two million dollars in gross receipts during any twelve month period of its existence for the illegal manufacture, importation, or distribution of a substance described in Section 44-53-370; and
(c) he previously was convicted of at least three drug related offenses which were felonies under either state or federal law."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.