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Sponsors: Reps. Kirsh and E.H. Pitts
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Introduced in the House on January 13, 2009
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Sex offenders
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/9/2008 House Prefiled 12/9/2008 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/13/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-26 1/13/2009 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-26 1/28/2009 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: E.H.Pitts
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-3-560 SO AS TO PROHIBIT A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER FROM LIVING WITHIN A ONE-MILE RADIUS OF A SCHOOL AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-3-560. (A) A person required to register pursuant to the provisions of this article is prohibited from living within a one-mile radius of the grounds of a public or private elementary, middle, or secondary school; a public playground or park; a public vocational or trade school or technical education center; or a public or private college or university.
(B) A person who violates the provisions of this section:
(1) for a first offense, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for a mandatory minimum of ninety days, no part of which may be suspended nor probation granted;
(2) for a second offense, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for a mandatory minimum of one year, no part of which may be suspended nor probation granted; and
(3) for a third or subsequent offense, is guilty of a felony and must be imprisoned for a mandatory five years, three of which may not be suspended nor probation granted."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and persons required to register pursuant to the provisions of Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 23, have one year from the effective date of this act to comply with its provisions.
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