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HouseBill Number: 3340Primary Sponsor: WoffordCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Bond, release onResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: DKA/4189AL.93Introduced Date: 19930202Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930202Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WoffordType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3340 House 19930202 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 17-15-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BOND FOR PERSONS CHARGED WITH A NONCAPITAL OFFENSE, SO AS TO PROHIBIT RELEASE ON BOND FOR CERTAIN CRIMES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 17-15-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 17-15-10. (A) Any A person charged with a noncapital offense triable in either the magistrate's, county, or circuit court, shall, at his appearance before any of such courts the court, may be ordered released pending trial on his own recognizance without surety in an amount specified by the court, unless the court determines in its discretion that such a the release will not reasonably assure the appearance of the person as required, or an unreasonable danger to the community will result. If such a this determination is made by the court, it may impose any one or more of the following conditions of release:
(a)(1) require the execution of an appearance bond in a specified amount with good and sufficient surety or sureties approved by the court;
(b)(2) place the person in the custody of a designated person or organization agreeing to supervise him;
(c)(3) place restrictions on the travel, association, or place of abode of the person during the period of release;
(d)(4) impose any other conditions deemed reasonably necessary to assure appearance as required, including a condition that the person return to custody after specified hours.
(B) The court may not order the release of the person if he is charged with murder, kidnapping, criminal sexual assault in the first degree, or criminal sexual conduct with minors."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.