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February 8, 2000
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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.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
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;"
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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