Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3932Primary Sponsor: FairCommittee Number: 27Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Blood donations prohibited from certain personsResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal AffairsComputer Document Number: DKA/4544AL.93Introduced Date: 19930413Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930413Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: FairType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3932 House 19930413 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-17-750 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PRACTICING HOMOSEXUAL OR USER OF ILLEGAL INTRAVENOUS DRUGS FROM DONATING BLOOD AND TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 16-1-60, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CRIMES CLASSIFIED AS FELONIES, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE CRIME PROVIDED FOR IN THIS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 7, Chapter 17, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-17-750. A practicing homosexual or user of illegal intravenous drugs may not donate blood while engaged in these practices or activities nor for ten years after they are stopped. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than five years. No part of the sentence may be suspended, and the person convicted must not be paroled until he has served the entire term for which he was sentenced."
SECTION 2. The crime added by the provisions of Section 16-17-750 in Section 1 of this act is added to the list of crimes classified as felonies in Section 16-1-10 of the 1976 Code.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.