South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3696

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Rose, Bryant and Bales
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7123cz19.docx

Introduced in the House on January 22, 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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   1/22/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 27)
   1/22/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 27)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/22/2019

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-4510, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 13, CHAPTER 6, TITLE 61, SO AS TO EXTEND THAT AUTHORITY TO A COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 61-6-4510 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 61-6-4510.    (A)    Municipal police officers have the power of constables to enforce the provisions of this article, except Section 61-6-4720, in cases arising within the municipal limits; and in addition, have all powers to enforce these provisions as they have to enforce municipal ordinances. When in fresh and continuous pursuit of a suspect for violations of these provisions occurring within the municipal limits, police officers may follow and arrest the suspect anywhere in the State.

(B)    A county sheriff's department has the power of a constable to enforce the provisions of this article, except Section 61-6-4720, in cases arising within the county limits and in addition, have all powers to enforce these provisions as they have to enforce county ordinances. When in fresh and continuous pursuit of a suspect for violations of these provisions occurring within the county limits, police officers may follow and arrest the suspect anywhere in the State."

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

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