South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3054


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Sponsors: Rep. Stavrinakis
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3048
Document Path: LC-0082AHB23.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

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


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/8/2022 House Prefiled
12/8/2022 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1/10/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 52)
1/10/2023 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 52)

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A bill

to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 22-3-545, 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 S.C. 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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