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February 13, 2002
S. Printed 2/13/02--H.
Read the first time January 8, 2002.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4455) to amend Section 16-13-15, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to falsifying or altering college transcripts or diplomas, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
RONALD P. TOWNSEND for Committee.
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 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS AND TRANSCRIPTS INCLUDING GED DIPLOMAS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-13-15 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-13-15. It
shall be is unlawful for any person to falsify or alter a transcript, or diploma, or the high school equivalency diploma known as the GED, from any high school, college, or university, or technical college of this State, or from the South Carolina Department of Education or from any other transcript or diploma issuing entity a state-supported technical college. It shall is also be unlawful for any person to use in this State a falsified or altered transcript or diploma from any college, university, or technical school, or other such entity with the intent to defraud or mislead another person.
Any person violating the provisions of this section
shall be deemed is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall must be punished by a fine of fined not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment imprisoned for a term not to exceed more than one year, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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