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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED
March 21, 2002
S. Printed 3/21/02--S.
Read the first time February 20, 2002.
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.
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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. (A) It
shall be is unlawful for any person to falsify or alter a transcript, or a 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.
shall is also be unlawful for any person to use in this State a falsified or altered transcript, or diploma, or high school equivalency diploma know 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
violating who violates 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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