Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4304Primary Sponsor: T.C. AlexanderCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Armed robberyResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: DKA/3003AL.94Introduced Date: 19940111Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940111Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: T.C. Alexander Davenport Kirsh Jaskwhich Walker Haskins Meacham Snow Rudnick Stuart Allison HarvinType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4304 House 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 4304 House 19931201 Prefiled, referred to 25 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-330, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ARMED ROBBERY, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR A MANDATORY MINIMUM TERM OF IMPRISONMENT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-11-330(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 184 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"(A) A person convicted for the crime of robbery while armed with a pistol, dirk, slingshot, metal knuckles, razor, or other deadly weapon must be imprisoned for a mandatory minimum term of ten years and not more than thirty years, no part of which may be suspended. A person convicted under the provisions of this subsection is not eligible for parole until he has served at least seven years of his sentence.
(1) A person under the age of twenty-one sentenced under the provisions of Chapter 19 of Title 24 (the Youthful Offenders Act) convicted of armed robbery shall receive and serve a minimum sentence of at least three years, no part of which may be suspended. The person is not eligible for parole or probation until he has served a three year minimum sentence.
(2) A person between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-five, who is convicted of armed robbery, may not be sentenced under the provisions of Chapter 19 of Title 24 (the Youthful Offenders Act)."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.