South Carolina General Assembly
124th Session, 2021-2022

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H. 3927

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Stavrinakis and Murphy
Document Path: l:\council\bills\bh\7433ahb21.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3301

Introduced in the House on February 18, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Courts - Transfer of Certain Criminal Cases from General Sessions

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/18/2021  House   Introduced and read first time
   2/18/2021  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/18/2021

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 22-3-545, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL CASES FROM GENERAL SESSIONS COURT, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CRIMINAL CASES IN WHICH THE PENALTY DOES NOT EXCEED THREE YEARS, RATHER THAN ONE YEAR, MAY BE TRANSFERRED FROM GENERAL SESSIONS COURT.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 22-3-545(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "(A)    Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 22-3-540 and 22-3-550, a criminal case, the penalty for which the crime in the case does not exceed five thousand five hundred dollars or one year three years imprisonment, or both, either as originally charged or as charged pursuant to the terms of a plea agreement, may be transferred from general sessions court if the provisions of this section are followed."

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

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