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  • Introduced
    Jan 12, 2021
  • Passed House
    Apr 29, 2021
  • Passed Senate
  • Signed into Law
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H 3623
South Carolina House Bill
A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-13-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE EARLY RELEASE OF AN INMATE, SO AS TO REDUCE THE PERCENTAGE OF TIME AN INMATE WHO HAS COMMITTED A "NO PAROLE OFFENSE" MUST SERVE BEFORE HE MAY BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, OR COMMUNITY SUPERVISION FROM EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT TO SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT FOR CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES, AND TO PROVIDE THIS REDUCTION APPLIES TO INMATES CURRENTLY INCARCERATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-370, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, AND TRAFFICKING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES AND WEIGHT PRESUMPTIONS, AND ELIMINATE MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-375, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE, AND TRAFFICKING OF METHAMPHETAMINE, COCAINE BASE, OR OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES AND WEIGHT PRESUMPTIONS, AND ELIMINATE MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES.
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Senate • Apr 29, 2021: Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology
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YES: 62

NO: 45

NOT VOTING: 13

EXCUSED: 4

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  • Apr 29, 2021 | Senate
    • Introduced and read first time
    • Referred to Committee on Corrections and Penology
  • Apr 29, 2021 | House
    • Read third time and sent to Senate
  • Apr 28, 2021 | House
    • Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Anderson, S.Williams, King, Alexander, McDaniel, Henderson-Myers, Govan
    • Amended
    • Read second time
    • Roll call Yeas-62 Nays-45
  • Apr 27, 2021 | House
    • Requests for debate-Rep(s). Murphy, Bamberg, Fry, Daning, Wheeler, G.M. Smith, Weeks, West, Hewitt, Kirby, M. Smith, B. Newton, McGarry, T. Moore, B. Cox, Oremus, McCabe, Long, Burns, Simrill, Hyde, G. R. Smith, McCravy, Wooten and Caskey
    • Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rivers, Brawley
  • Apr 22, 2021 | House
    • Member(s) request name added as sponsor: R.Williams, Murray, Gilliard
  • Apr 21, 2021 | House
    • Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
  • Jan 12, 2021 | House
    • Introduced and read first time
    • Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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