Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3189Primary Sponsor: KeyserlingType of Legislation: GBSubject: Medical facility, preventing entrance or exitResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: JIC/5163.HCIntroduced Date: Jan 09, 1991Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Apr 15, 1992Last History Type: Recalled from CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Keyserling Manly CorkType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3189 House Apr 15, 1992 Recalled from Committee 25 3189 House Feb 13, 1991 Committed to Committee 25 3189 House Feb 07, 1991 Committee Report: majority 27 favorable, with amendment, minority unfavorable 3189 House Jan 09, 1991 Introduced and read first 27 time, referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 15, 1992
S. Printed 4/15/92--H.
Read the first time January 9, 1991.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-5-135 SO AS TO MAKE IT A CRIME FOR A PERSON TO PREVENT A PERSON FROM ENTERING OR EXITING A MEDICAL FACILITY AND PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-5-135. (A) As used in this section:
(1) `Action' does not include speech.
(2) `Medical facility' means a health care facility as defined in Section 44-7-130 or a building in which a licensed physician provides services.
(3) `Person' does not include:
(a) the chief executive officer of the medical facility;
(b) a designee of the chief executive officer of the medical facility;
(c) an agent of the medical facility; or
(d) a law enforcement officer.
(B) A person may not act alone, or in concert with others, and with the intent to prevent an individual from entering or exiting a medical facility by physically:
(1) detaining the individual; or
(2) obstructing, impeding, or hindering the individual's passage.
(C) A person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars or imprisoned for a period not to exceed ninety days, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.