South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
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Sponsors: Senator Malloy
Document Path: SJ-0027BM23.docx
Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the Senate
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
|Date||Body||Action Description with journal page number|
|11/30/2022||Senate||Referred to Committee on Judiciary|
|1/10/2023||Senate||Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 49)|
|1/10/2023||Senate||Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 49)|
|7/27/2023||Scrivener's error corrected|
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 25, TITLE 17 OF THE South Carolina CODE OF LAWS, RELATING TO CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCES, BY ADDING SECTION 17-25-40, TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MUST NOT BE SENTENCED TO DEATH OR A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE IF THAT PERSON WAS YOUNGER THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME THE RELEVANT OFFENSE WAS COMMITTED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Section 17-25-40. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person must not be sentenced to death or a term of imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole if that person was younger than eighteen years of age at the time the relevant offense was committed.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. This act is retroactive and constitutes sufficient grounds for the reconsideration of sentences imposed as the result of convictions rendered before the effective date of this act.
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