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4455Ratification Number: 252Act Number: 219Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020108Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: TownsendDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20835sd02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020404Date of Last Amendment: 20020321Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020422Subject: High school diplomas and transcripts, offense of falsifying or alteringHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020514 Act No. A219 ------ 20020422 Signed by Governor ------ 20020416 Ratified R252 House 20020404 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20020326 Read third time, returned with amendment Senate 20020321 Amended, read second time Senate 20020320 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 20020220 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 20020220 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020219 Read second time House 20020213 Committee report: Favorable 21 HEPW House 20020108 Introduced, read first time, 21 HEPW referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on February 13, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 20, 2002 - Word format Revised on March 21, 2002 - Word format
(A219, R252, H4455)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-13-15, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO FALSIFYING OR ALTERING COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS OR DIPLOMAS AND THE FRAUDULENT USE OF THE FALSIFIED OR ALTERED TRANSCRIPTS OR DIPLOMAS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION ALSO APPLY TO OTHER TYPES OF DIPLOMAS OR TRANSCRIPTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Provisions extended to other entities
SECTION 1. Section 16-13-15 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-13-15. (A) It is unlawful for any person to falsify or alter a transcript, a diploma, or the high school equivalency diploma known as the GED from any high school, college, university, or technical college of this State, from the South Carolina Department of Education, or from any other transcript or diploma issuing entity.
(B) It is also unlawful for any person to use in this State a falsified or altered transcript, diploma, or high school equivalency diploma known as the GED from the South Carolina Department of Education, or from any in-state or out-of-state high school, college, university, or technical school, or from any other transcript or diploma issuing entity with the intent to defraud or mislead another person.
(C) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 16th day of April, 2002.
Approved the 22nd day of April, 2002.
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