South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Rep. Rutherford
Document Path: LC-0054AHB23.docx
Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|12/8/2022||House||Referred to Committee on Judiciary|
|1/10/2023||House||Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 47)|
|1/10/2023||House||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 47)|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws 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 S.C. 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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