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TO AMEND SECTION 16-3-910, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO KIDNAPPING, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IMPERSONATING A "TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY DRIVER", "TNC DRIVER", OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF "RIDESHARING" DRIVER OR INTENTIONALLY MISREPRESENTING A VEHICLE AS A "TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY VEHICLE", "TNC VEHICLE", OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF "RIDESHARING" VEHICLE IS PRIMA FACIE EVIDENCE OF ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-3-910 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 16-3-910. (A)
Whoever shall A person who unlawfully seize, confine, inveigle, decoy, kidnap, abduct or carry away seizes, confines, inveigles, decoys, kidnaps, abducts, or carries away any other person by any means whatsoever without authority of law, except when a minor is seized or taken by his parent, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for a period not to exceed thirty years unless sentenced for murder as provided in Section 16-3-20.
(B) Impersonating a 'transportation network company driver' or 'TNC driver', as defined in Section 58-23-1610, or another 'ridesharing' driver, as defined in Section 58-23-10, or intentionally misrepresenting a vehicle as a 'transportation network company vehicle' or 'TNC vehicle', as defined in Section 58-23-1610, or another type of 'ridesharing' vehicle, as defined in Section 58-23-10, to commit a crime is prima facie evidence of attempted kidnapping whether or not the kidnapping or abduction of the victim was carried out. Attempted kidnapping is punishable, upon conviction, as for the principal offense as provided in Section 16-1-80."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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