Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4404Primary Sponsor: SimrillCommittee Number: 25Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Leaving scene of accident, penalty increasedResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: DKA/3112AL.94Introduced Date: 19940111Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940111Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Simrill Walker MeachamType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 4404 House 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 4404 House 19931215 Prefiled, referred to 21 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-1210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DUTIES OF DRIVER INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT RESULTING IN DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT WHEN DEATH RESULTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-5-1210 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-1210. The driver of any a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or the death of any a person shall immediately shall stop such the vehicle at the scene of such the accident or as close thereto to it as possible, but shall then forthwith return to and in every event shall remain at the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the requirements of Section 56-5-1230. Every such The stop shall must be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary. Any A person who failing fails to stop or to comply with such the requirements under such circumstances shall of this section, upon conviction, must be punished by imprisonment imprisoned:
(1) for not less than thirty days nor more than one year or by a fine of fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. if bodily injury results;
(2) not more than twenty-five years and fined not less than ten thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars when death results.
The department shall revoke the driver's license of the person so convicted."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.