Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 863Primary Sponsor: LandCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Crime victims' compensation awardsResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryCompanion Bill Number: 3813Computer Document Number: JIC/5553.HCIntroduced Date: Apr 09, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: May 30, 1991Last History Type: Recommitted to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: LandType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 863 Senate May 30, 1991 Recommitted to Committee 11 863 Senate May 22, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 11 863 Senate Apr 09, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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May 22, 1991
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Read the first time April 9, 1991.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 863), to amend Section 16-3-1180, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to crime victims' compensation awards, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
THOMAS L. MOORE, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-1180, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION AWARDS, SO AS TO ALLOW A PREVIOUSLY DECIDED AWARD TO BE REOPENED FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING THE COMPENSATION PREVIOUSLY AWARDED, TO PRESCRIBE THE PROCEDURE FOR REOPENING THE AWARD INCLUDING A TWELVE-MONTH LIMIT AFTER THE FINAL PAYMENT DURING WHICH THE REVIEW FOR REOPENING THE AWARD MUST BE MADE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-1220, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERSONS INELIGIBLE FOR CRIME VICTIM'S COMPENSATION, SO AS TO MAKE A PARENT OF A DECEASED VICTIM INELIGIBLE FOR AN AWARD IF THE DECEASED VICTIM COMMITTED OR AIDED IN THE COMMISSION OF THE CRIME UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED OR ENGAGED IN OTHER UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO OR AGGRAVATED THE RESULTING INJURY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-3-1180 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 480 of 1990, is further amended by adding at the end:
"(E) A previously decided award may be reopened for the purpose of increasing the compensation previously awarded, subject to the maximum provided in this article. In this case the State Office of Victim Assistance shall send immediately to the claimant a copy of the notice changing the award. This review may not affect the award as regards any monies paid and the review may not be made after twelve months from the date of the last payment of compensation pursuant to an award under this article."
SECTION 2. Section 16-3-1220(2) of the 1976 Code, as amended by Act 181 of 1989, is further amended to read:
"(2) is the surviving parent, spouse, or dependent of a deceased victim who would have been barred by subsection (1) had he survived;"
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.