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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-13-490 SO AS TO PROVIDE ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR A PERSON WHO COMMITS A VIOLENT CRIME AGAINST CERTAIN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 13, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-13-490. (A) A person convicted of a violent crime, as contained in Section 16-1-60, against a public transportation driver, employee, or employee of a contractor working for a public transportation system, must be sentenced to a consecutive term of imprisonment that equals an additional twenty-five percent of the sentence imposed for the commission of the violent crime when the crime victim was actively working for the transportation system.
(B) The court also may prohibit a person sentenced under this section from using any public transportation system in this State for five years."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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