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February 3, 2000
S. Printed 2/3/00--H.
Read the first time March 10, 1999.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3692), to amend Article 5, Chapter 3, Title 15, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to limitation of civil actions, by adding Section 15-3-548, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking Section 1 in its entirety and inserting:
/ SECTION 1. Section 15-3-530(5) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 432 of 1988, is further amended to read:
"(5) an action for assault, battery, or any injury to the person or rights of another, not arising on contract and not enumerated by law, and those provided for in Section 15-3-545;" /
Amend title to conform.
JAMES H. HARRISON, for Committee.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 5, CHAPTER 3, TITLE 15, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LIMITATION OF CIVIL ACTIONS, BY ADDING SECTION 15-3-548 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ACTIONS FOR ASSAULT AND ACTIONS FOR BATTERY MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN FOUR YEARS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 15-3-550, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO CIVIL ACTIONS WHICH MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN TWO YEARS, SO AS TO DELETE THE REFERENCE TO AN ACTION FOR ASSAULT AND AN ACTION FOR BATTERY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 15-3-548. Within four years:
(1) an action for assault; and
(2) an action for battery."
SECTION 2. Section 15-3-550 of the 1976 Code, as amended by Act 391 of 1988, is further amended to read:
"Section 15-3-550. Within two years:
(1) an action for libel, slander,
assault, battery, alienation of affections, or false imprisonment; and
(2) an action upon a statute for a forfeiture or penalty to the State."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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