Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4315Primary Sponsor: CromerCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Fire or burning caused by fireworksResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: NO5/7429BD.94Introduced Date: 19940111Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940111Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Cromer JaskwhichType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4315 House 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 4315 House 19931201 Prefiled, referred to 25 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-11-180, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF ALLOWING A FIRE TO BURN THE LANDS OR PROPERTY OF ANOTHER, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE OFFENSE TO INCLUDE FIRES OR BURNING CAUSED BY THE USE OF FIREWORKS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-11-180 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 113 of 1987, is further amended to read:
"Section 16-11-180. Any A person who carelessly or negligently sets fire to or burns any grass, brush, leaves, or other combustible matter on any lands so as to cause or allow fire to spread or to be transmitted to the lands or property of another, or to burn or injure the lands or property of another, or who causes the burning to be done or who aids or assists in the burning, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for not less than five days nor more than thirty days or be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than two hundred dollars. For a second or subsequent offense the sentence must be imprisonment for not less than thirty days nor more than one year, or a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or both, in the discretion of the court. This section applies to fires or burning caused by the use of fireworks."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.