Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 52Primary Sponsor: BryanCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Trespassing on mental health facilityResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryCompanion Bill Number: 3213Computer Document Number: 436/12753AC.93Introduced Date: 19930112Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930112Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Bryan RoseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 52 Senate 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-11-75 SO AS TO CREATE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE FOR TRESPASSING ONTO OR REFUSING TO LEAVE A STATE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES AND MUNICIPAL AND MAGISTRATE'S COURT JURISDICTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-11-75. (A) It is unlawful for a person without legal cause or good excuse to enter on the premises of a state mental health facility after having been warned by the facility director within the six months preceding not to enter on the premises.
(B) It is unlawful for a person without legal cause or good excuse to fail or refuse immediately to leave the premises of a state mental health facility upon being ordered or requested to leave by the facility director or the facility director's representative.
(C) A person violating subsection (A) or (B), upon conviction, must be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days.
(D) A municipal court or magistrate's court has jurisdiction over violations of this section occurring within the respective limits of the municipality or magisterial district."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.