Current Status Bill Number:
4663Ratification Number: 488Act Number: 400Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960222Primary Sponsor: TuckerAll Sponsors: TuckerDrafted Document Number: dka\3538cm.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960529Date of Last Amendment: 19960515Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960604Subject: Bail, discretionary for certain offenders
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960613 Act No. A400 ------ 19960604 Signed by Governor ------ 19960530 Ratified R488 Senate 19960529 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19960515 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment Senate 19960509 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19960502 Amended, read second time Senate 19960502 Reconsidered vote whereby read second time Senate 19960502 Read second time Senate 19960501 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19960416 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19960411 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960410 Read second time House 19960403 Committee report: Favorable 25 HJ House 19960222 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A400, R488, H4663)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 18-1-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE GRANTING OF BAIL FOR A DEFENDANT APPEALING A CONVICTION, SO AS TO MAKE THE GRANTING OF BAIL DISCRETIONARY FOR DEFENDANTS CONVICTED OF CERTAIN OFFENSES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 18-1-90 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 18-1-90. Bail may be allowed to the defendant in all cases in which the appeal is from the trial, conviction, or sentence for a criminal offense. However, bail is not allowed when the defendant has been sentenced to death, life imprisonment, or imprisonment for more than ten years."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 4th day of June, 1996.