Current Status Bill Number:
3215Ratification Number: 278Act Number: 265Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: SimrillAll Sponsors: Simrill and MeachamDrafted Document Number: jic\5193cm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980120Date of Last Amendment: 19980113Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19980220Subject: Police officers, corporate limits, jurisdiction; law enforcement
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980306 Act No. A265 ------ 19980220 Signed by Governor ------ 19980217 Ratified R278 Senate 19980120 Concurred in House amendment, Enrolled for ratification House 19980113 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment Senate 19970605 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19970605 Reconsidered vote whereby read third time Senate 19970605 Requested the House to return the Bill Senate 19970605 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19970604 Unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 19970605 Senate 19970604 Amended, read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments Senate 19970604 Recalled from Committee 11 SJ Senate 19970218 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19970213 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970212 Amended, read second time House 19970211 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19970212 House 19970205 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19970108 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A265, R278, H3215)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17-13-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A TOWN OR CITY POLICE OFFICER'S JURISDICTION WHEN HE IS IN PURSUIT OF AN OFFENDER, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICER MAY ARREST AN OFFENDER WITHIN THE TOWN OR CITY'S CORPORATE LIMITS, WITHIN THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE TOWN OR CITY IS LOCATED, OR AT A PLACE WITHIN THREE MILES OF THE CORPORATE LIMITS, TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN COUNTY POLICE AUTHORITIES ARE IN PURSUIT OF AN OFFENDER FOR VIOLATING A COUNTY ORDINANCE OR STATE STATUTE COMMITTED WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF THE COUNTY, THE AUTHORITIES MAY ARREST THE OFFENDER WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OR AT A PLACE WITHIN AN ADJACENT COUNTY, AND TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S JURISDICTION IS EXPANDED, CERTAIN AUTHORITY, RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, AND IMMUNITIES THAT ARE APPLICABLE TO AN OFFICER EMPLOYED WITHIN HIS JURISDICTION ARE EXTENDED TO HIS EXPANDED JURISDICTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Law enforcement officer jurisdiction
SECTION 1. Section 17-13-40 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
Section 17-13-40. (A) When the police authorities of a town or city are in pursuit of an offender for a violation of a municipal ordinance or statute of this State committed within the corporate limits, the authorities may arrest the offender, with or without a warrant, at a place within the corporate limits, at a place within the county in which the town or city is located, or at a place within a radius of three miles of the corporate limits.
(B) When the police authorities of a county are in pursuit of an offender for a violation of a county ordinance or statute of this State committed within the unincorporated areas of the county, the authorities may arrest the offender, with or without a warrant, within the unincorporated areas or at a place within an adjacent county.
(C) When a law enforcement officer's jurisdiction is expanded pursuant to this section, the authority, rights, privileges, and immunities, including coverage under the workers' compensation laws, and tort liability coverage obtained pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 78, Title 15, that are applicable to an officer within the jurisdiction in which he is employed are extended to and include the expanded areas of jurisdiction granted pursuant to this section.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 20th day of February, 1998.