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A186, R217, H4037
Sponsors: Rep. G. Brown
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Introduced in the House on April 23, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on May 27, 2003
Last Amended on May 22, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on March 4, 2004
Governor's Action: March 15, 2004, Signed
Summary: Regional correctional facility
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/23/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-41 4/23/2003 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-41 5/21/2003 House Recalled from Committee on Judiciary HJ-40 5/22/2003 House Amended HJ-31 5/22/2003 House Read second time HJ-31 5/22/2003 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-31 5/23/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2 5/27/2003 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-20 5/27/2003 Senate Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology SJ-20 3/2/2004 Senate Committee report: Favorable Corrections and Penology SJ-10 3/3/2004 Senate Read second time SJ-27 3/3/2004 Senate Ordered to third reading with notice of amendments SJ-27 3/4/2004 Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-12 3/10/2004 Ratified R 217 3/15/2004 Signed By Governor 3/18/2004 Copies available 3/18/2004 Effective date 03/15/04 3/23/2004 Act No. 186
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(A186, R217, H4037)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-27, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE CONFINEMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN INMATE CONFINED IN A REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY MAY BE SERVED A WARRANT BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OF A COUNTY WHICH PARTICIPATES IN THE FUNDING OF THE FACILITY WITHOUT IT BEING COUNTERSIGNED BY OFFICIALS OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IS LOCATED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Regional correctional facilities
SECTION 1. Section 24-3-27 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 7 of 1995, is amended to read:
"Section 24-3-27. (A) The governing bodies of counties or municipalities may join in establishing local regional correctional facilities for the confinement of persons awaiting trial or sentence on criminal charges, convicted and sentenced on criminal charges, or not otherwise eligible for confinement in state or other facilities. For this purpose, the governing bodies may:
(1) acquire, hold, construct, finance, improve, maintain, operate, own or lease, in the capacity of lessor or lessee, a local regional correctional facility for the purpose of incarcerating their own inmates, inmates of other counties or municipalities, or inmates from the Department of Corrections;
(2) form cooperative agreements for the management, supervision, and control of a local regional correctional facility, its property, assets, funds, employees, and prisoners, and other resources and liabilities as appropriate.
(B) Every sentenced person committed to a local regional correctional facility constructed or operated pursuant to this section unless disqualified by sickness or otherwise, must be kept at some useful employment suited to his age and capacity and which may tend to promote the best interest of the citizens of this State.
(C) Notwithstanding another provision of law, an inmate confined in a regional correctional facility may be served a warrant by a law enforcement officer of a county which participates in the funding of the facility without it being countersigned by the officials of the county where the regional correctional facility is located."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 10th day of March, 2004.
Approved the 15th day of March, 2004.
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