Current Status Bill Number:
779Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970522Primary Sponsor: HollandAll Sponsors: Holland and SetzlerDrafted Document Number: jud4004.dhhResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Municipal law offenders, requirement trial be held within seven days deleted; Courts, Political Subdivisions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980128 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 19980128 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19980127 Read second time Senate 19980121 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19970522 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
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January 21, 1998
S. Printed 1/21/98--S.
Read the first time May 22, 1997.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 779), to amend Section 5-7-90, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to trial of persons charged with violations of municipal laws and ordinances, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
DONALD H. HOLLAND, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 5-7-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRIAL OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH VIOLATIONS OF MUNICIPAL LAWS AND ORDINANCES, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT THAT TRIAL BE HELD WITHIN SEVEN DAYS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 5-7-90 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 5-7-90. The mayor or municipal judge or judges of any municipality shall speedily try all persons charged with violations of the ordinances of the municipality or the laws of the State within their jurisdiction in a summary manner without a jury unless jury trial is demanded by the accused. Trial shall be held within seven days after such arrest or at such time as may be agreed upon, in which event the trial shall be deferred. The mayor or municipal judge shall have the same power as a magistrate to compel the attendance of witnesses and require them to give evidence upon the trial before them of any person for the violation of ordinances of the municipality or the laws of this State subject to Section 5-7-30."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.