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HouseBill Number: 3505Primary Sponsor: CromerCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: PerjuryResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: BBM/10241JM.93Introduced Date: 19930217Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940210Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: CromerType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3505 Senate 19940210 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 3505 House 19940209 Read third time, sent to Senate 3505 House 19940208 Read second time 3505 House 19940202 Committee Report: Favorable 25 3505 House 19930217 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3505), to amend Sections 16-9-10, 16-9-20, and 16-9-40, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to perjury, subornation of perjury, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JAMES H. HODGES, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-9-10, 16-9-20, AND 16-9-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERJURY, SUBORNATION OF PERJURY, SUBORNATION OF PERJURY IN CIVIL ACTIONS, PENALTIES, AND THE ADDITIONAL PERMISSIBLE PUNISHMENT FOR PERJURY OR SUBORNATION OF PERJURY, SO AS TO INCREASE THESE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-9-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-9-10. Whoever, either by the subornation, unlawful procurement, sinister persuasion, or means of any other person or by his own act, consent, or agreement, shall wilfully and corruptly commit any manner of wilful perjury by his deposition in any of the courts of this State or being examined ad perpetuam rei memoriam, and being thereof duly convicted, shall be fined in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars and shall suffer imprisonment for six months one year, and the oath of such person shall not be received in any court of record within this State."
SECTION 2. Section 16-9-20 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-9-20. Whoever shall unlawfully and corruptly procure any witness by letters, rewards, promises, or by any other sinister and unlawful means whatsoever to commit any wilful and corrupt perjury in any matter or cause whatsoever, in suit and variance, by any writ, action, complaint, or information, in any wise touching or concerning any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, goods, chattels, debts, or damages, in any of the courts of this State, or shall unlawfully and corruptly procure or suborn any witness who shall be sworn to testify in perpetuam rei memoriam shall be fined in the sum of two hundred one thousand dollars and shall be imprisoned for six months one year, unless such fine shall be sooner paid, and thenceforth shall not be received as a witness in any court of record within this State."
SECTION 3. Section 16-9-40 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-9-40. Besides the punishment already to be inflicted by law for so great crimes, the court or judge before whom any person shall be convicted of wilful and corrupt perjury or subornation of perjury may order and send such person to the State Penitentiary, there to be kept to hard labor for any term or time not exceeding the term of seven ten years."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.