Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3213Ratification Number: 389Act Number: 351Primary Sponsor: WoffordType of Legislation: GBSubject: Mental health facility, trespassing onCompanion Bill Number: 52Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940412Computer Document Number: 436/12839AC.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940420Introduced Date: 19930120Date of Last Amendment: 19930413Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940420Last History Type: Act No. 351Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WoffordType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3213 ------ 19940420 Act No. 351 3213 ------ 19940420 Signed by Governor 3213 ------ 19940414 Ratified R 389 3213 Senate 19940412 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3213 Senate 19940407 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3213 Senate 19940224 Committee Report: Favorable 13 3213 Senate 19930415 Introduced, read first time, 13 referred to Committee 3213 House 19930414 Read third time, sent to Senate 3213 House 19930413 Amended, read second time 3213 House 19930407 Committee Report: Favorable 25 with amendment 3213 House 19930120 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A351, R389, H3213)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-11-75 SO AS TO CREATE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE FOR TRESPASSING ONTO OR REFUSING TO LEAVE A STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES AND MUNICIPAL AND MAGISTRATE'S COURT JURISDICTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Violation for trespassing or refusing to leave a state mental health facility; penalties; jurisdiction
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-11-75. (A) It is unlawful for a person without legal cause or good excuse to enter on the premises of a state mental health facility after having been warned by the facility director or, in his absence, by the director's representative, in writing, within the six months preceding not to enter on the premises.
(B) It is unlawful for a person without legal cause or good excuse to fail or refuse immediately to leave the premises of a state mental health facility upon being ordered or requested to leave by the facility director or, in his absence, by the facility director's representative.
(C) A person violating subsection (A) or (B), upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days.
(D) A municipal court or magistrate's court has jurisdiction over violations of this section occurring within the respective limits of the municipality or magisterial district."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 20th day of April, 1994.