Current Status Bill Number:
1073Ratification Number: 409Act Number: 369Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960130Primary Sponsor: McGillAll Sponsors: McGillDrafted Document Number: pt\2196dw.96Companion Bill Number: 4918Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960522Date of Last Amendment: 19960425Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960529Subject: Electric current, theft of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960613 Act No. A369 ------ 19960529 Signed by Governor ------ 19960523 Ratified R409 House 19960522 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19960521 Read second time House 19960515 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19960430 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19960426 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19960425 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19960426 Senate 19960424 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 19960130 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A369, R409, S1073)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-13-380, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THEFT OF ELECTRIC CURRENT, SO AS TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR A FIRST OFFENSE AND ADD A PENALTY FOR A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Theft of electric current; penalties
SECTION 1. Section 16-13-380 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-13-380. Any person who (a) has no contract, agreement, license, or permission with or from any person authorized to manufacture, sell, or use electricity for the purpose of light, heat, or power or with or from any authorized agent of the person for the use of electrical current belonging to or produced or furnished by the person and (b) wilfully withdraws or causes to be withdrawn in any manner and appropriate for his own use or for the use of any other person the current from the wires of the person authorized to manufacture, sell, or use electricity is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction for a first offense, must be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days. For a second or subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. Any person who shall aid, abet, or assist the person in the withdrawing and appropriating of the current from the wires to or for the use of the other person or to or for the use of any other person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished in like manner."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 29th day of May, 1996.