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Sponsors: Reps. Pendarvis, McCoy, Rutherford, Bamberg, King, Murphy, McKnight, Bernstein, Stavrinakis, Weeks and Gilliard
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Introduced in the House on February 28, 2018
Introduced in the Senate on April 9, 2018
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Habitual offender definition
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/28/2018 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 3) 2/28/2018 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 3) 4/3/2018 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 57) 4/4/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliard 4/5/2018 House Read second time (House Journal-page 23) 4/5/2018 House Roll call Yeas-103 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 24) 4/5/2018 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day (House Journal-page 25) 4/6/2018 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 3) 4/9/2018 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 18) 4/9/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 18)
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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
April 3, 2018
Introduced by Reps. Pendarvis, McCoy, Rutherford, Bamberg, King, Murphy, McKnight, Bernstein, Stavrinakis and Weeks
S. Printed 4/3/18--H.
Read the first time February 28, 2018.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 5027) to amend Section 56-1-1020, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the definition of the term "habitual offender", etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
F. GREGORY DELLENEY, JR. for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-1020, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM "HABITUAL OFFENDER", SO AS TO PROVIDE THE SUSPENSION OF A PERSON'S DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR FAILURE TO PAY A TRAFFIC TICKET SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A CONVICTION OF AN OFFENSE THAT WOULD RESULT IN THE PERSON BEING CONSIDERED AN "HABITUAL OFFENDER".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-1-1020 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-1-1020. An habitual offender shall mean any person whose record as maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles shows that he has accumulated the convictions for separate and distinct offenses described in subsections (a), (b) and (c) committed during a three-year period; provided, that where more than one included offense shall be committed within a one-day period such multiple offenses shall be treated for the purposes of this article as one offense:
(a) Three or more convictions, singularly or in combination of any of the following separate and distinct offenses arising out of separate acts:
(1) Voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter or reckless homicide resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle;
(2) Operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotics or drugs;
(3) Driving or operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner;
(4) Driving a motor vehicle while his license, permit, or privilege to drive a motor vehicle has been suspended or revoked, except a conviction for driving under suspension for failure to file proof of financial responsibility;
(5) Any offense punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle laws of this State or any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
(6) Failure of the driver of a motor vehicle involved in any accident resulting in the death or injury of any person to stop close to the scene of such accident and report his identity;
(b) Ten or more convictions of separate and distinct offenses involving moving violations singularly or in combination, in the operation of a motor vehicle, which are required to be reported to the department for which four or more points are assigned pursuant to Section 56-1-720 or which are enumerated in subsection (a) of this section.
(c) The offenses included in subsections (a) and (b) shall be deemed to include offenses under any federal law, any law of another state or any municipal or county ordinance of another state substantially conforming to the above provisions.
(d) For purposes of determining the number of convictions for separate and distinct offenses committed during any three-year period, a person shall be deemed to be convicted of an offense on the date the offense was committed if he is subsequently convicted of committing such offense.
Notwithstanding another provision of law, the suspension of a person's driver's license for failure to pay a traffic ticket shall not constitute a conviction of an offense contained in this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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