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3140Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: FlemingAll Sponsors: FlemingDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\10040som99.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Grand jury system, public corruption further defined; Juries and JurorsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19981216 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJ Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 14-7-1615, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN THE STATE GRAND JURY SYSTEM ARTICLE, SO AS TO INCLUDE A FURTHER DEFINITION OF THE TERM "PUBLIC CORRUPTION".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 14-7-1615 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 335 of 1992, is further amended to read:
"Section 14-7-1615. For purposes of this article:
(A) the phrase 'Attorney General or his designee' also includes:
(1) the Attorney General or his designees;
(2) the Attorney General and his designee or designees.
(B) The term 'public corruption' means
any unlawful activity ,:
(1) under color of or in connection with
any a public office or employment , of:
(1)(a) any a public official, public member, or public employee, or the agent, servant, assignee, consultant, contractor, vendor, designee, appointee, representative, or any other person of like relationship, by whatever designation known, of any a public official, public member, or public employee under color of or in connection with any a public office or employment; or
(2)(b) any a candidate for public office or the agent, servant, assignee, consultant, contractor, vendor, designee, appointee, representative of, or any other person of like relationship, by whatever name known, of any a candidate for public office; or
(2) of a person in connection with the expenditure or use of public funds or public resources. 'Public funds or public resources' means any monies, whether appropriated or nonappropriated, instruments, chattel proceeds, property, or thing of value belonging to or under the custody and control of the State, county, municipality, or political subdivision."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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