South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3658

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Rutherford and Young
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7089ahb19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 17, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/17/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7)
   1/17/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 7)
   1/29/2019  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Young

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/17/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-23-168 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A COURTESY SUMMONS MUST BE ISSUED WHEN CHARGES ARE DISMISSED OR NOL PROSSED AFTER A PRELIMINARY HEARING WHEN A DEFENDANT IS SUBSEQUENTLY INDICTED BY A LOCAL OR STATE GRAND JURY FOR THE ORIGINAL OR SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR CHARGE OR CHARGES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 23, Title 17 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 17-23-168. After a preliminary hearing, if the charge or charges against a defendant are dismissed or nol prossed and the defendant is subsequently indicted by a local or state grand jury on the original or substantially similar charge or charges and an arrest warrant is sought, the court must issue a courtesy summons."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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