Current Status Bill Number:
316Ratification Number: 48Act Number: 28Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: CourtneyAll Sponsors: CourtneyDrafted Document Number: JUD6001.CTCDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950331Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950410Subject: Custody order violations
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950410 Act No. A28 ------ 19950410 Signed by Governor ------ 19950405 Ratified R48 House 19950331 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19950330 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19950330 Read second time House 19950329 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19950201 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19950131 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950126 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19950125 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A28, R48, S316)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-495, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRANSPORTING A CHILD UNDER SIXTEEN YEARS OF AGE OUTSIDE OF THE STATE WITH INTENT TO VIOLATE A CUSTODY ORDER, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Transporting child out of state; penalties revised
SECTION 1. Section 16-17-495 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-17-495. When any court of competent jurisdiction in this State has awarded custody of a child under the age of sixteen years, it is a felony for a person with the intent to violate the court order to take or transport, or cause to be taken or transported, the child from any point within this State to any point outside the limits of this State or to keep the child outside the limits of this State. This crime is punishable by a fine in the discretion of the court or by imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. It is permissible to infer that a person keeping a child outside the limits of the State in violation of a court order for a period in excess of seventy-two hours intended to violate the order at the time of taking. If the person violating the provisions of this section returns the child to the jurisdiction of the court issuing the order within seven days after removing the child from this State, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 10th day of April, 1995.