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HouseBill Number: 3338Primary Sponsor: WoffordCommittee Number: 27Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Parole, hearing every five years for violent offenderResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal AffairsComputer Document Number: DKA/4183AL.93Introduced Date: 19930202Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930202Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Wofford Kelley H. Brown Hallman Harrell R. Young Gamble Cobb-Hunter Jaskwhich Wilkins Haskins Keegan Shissias Law Harrison Fair Stuart SimrillType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3338 House 19930202 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 24-21-645, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PAROLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A HEARING EVERY FIVE YEARS FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A VIOLENT CRIME.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 24-21-645 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 134 of 1991, is further amended to read:
"Section 24-21-645. The board may issue an order authorizing the parole which must be signed either by a majority of its members or by all three members meeting as a parole panel on the case ninety days prior to before the effective date of the parole; provided, that at. At least two-thirds of the members of the board must authorize and sign orders authorizing parole for persons convicted of a violent crime as defined in Section 16-1-60. A provisional parole order shall include the terms and conditions, if any, to be met by the prisoner during the provisional period and terms and conditions, if any, to be met upon parole. Upon satisfactory completion of the provisional period, the commissioner or one lawfully acting for him must issue an order which, if accepted by the prisoner, shall provide for his release from custody.
Provided, that upon Upon a negative determination of parole, prisoners in confinement for a violent crime as defined in Section 16-1-60 must have their cases reviewed every two five years for the purpose of a determination of parole."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.