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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Rep. Harrison
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Introduced in the House on February 13, 2008
Introduced in the Senate on May 1, 2008
Last Amended on April 30, 2008
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: State grand jury
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/13/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-26 2/13/2008 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-26 4/24/2008 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-7 4/30/2008 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Rutherford, Hart, JH Neal, Agnew, R Brown, Ott, Breeland, and Jefferson HJ-57 4/30/2008 House Amended HJ-78 4/30/2008 House Read second time HJ-81 4/30/2008 House Roll call Yeas-96 Nays-4 HJ-81 5/1/2008 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-138 5/1/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-8 5/1/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-8 5/1/2008 Scrivener's error corrected 5/6/2008 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Martin (ch), Ford, Ritchie, Knotts, Cleary
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 30, 2008
S. Printed 4/30/08--H. [SEC 5/1/08 4:24 PM]
Read the first time February 13, 2008.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 14-7-815 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A PERSON CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENSE WITH A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF ONE YEAR OR MORE FROM SERVING ON A STATE GRAND JURY.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 7, Chapter 7, Title 14 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 14-7-815. A person who is currently charged in a state or federal court with a criminal offense which carries a maximum penalty of one year or more is not qualified to serve as a juror on a state grand jury. However, he must be eligible to serve on the next grand jury following dismissal of the charges or a finding that he is not guilty of the charges."
SECTION 2. The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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