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976Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020205Primary Sponsor: MartinAll Sponsors: MartinDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22310cm02.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Failure to appear before court, as required; forfeit security provided pursuant to release, penalties providedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 20020205 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-15-65 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO ARE RELEASED ON BAIL OR ON THEIR OWN RECOGNIZANCE BY A COURT AND FAIL TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COURT AS REQUIRED BY THE TERMS OF THEIR RELEASE SHALL FORFEIT ANY SECURITY WHICH WAS GIVEN OR PLEDGED FOR THEIR RELEASE AND SHALL BE FINED, IMPRISONED, OR BOTH.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 17-15-65. A person who has been released from custody by a court pursuant to the provisions contained in this chapter and who wilfully fails to appear before the court as required by the terms of his release must forfeit any security which was given or pledged for his release and:
(1) if he was released on a felony charge, or while awaiting sentence after a conviction, he must be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both; or
(2) if he was released on a misdemeanor charge, he must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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