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  • Introduced
    Jan 27, 2021
  • Passed House
  • Passed Senate
  • Signed into Law
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H 3755
South Carolina House Bill
A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 24-3-530, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEATH BY ELECTROCUTION OR LETHAL INJECTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON SENTENCED TO DEATH MAY ELECT FOR ELECTROCUTION OR LETHAL INJECTION IF LETHAL INJECTION IS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF ELECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT AN ELECTION EXPIRES AND MUST BE RENEWED IN WRITING IF THE CONVICTED PERSON RECEIVES A STAY OF EXECUTION OR THE EXECUTION DATE HAS PASSED, TO PROVIDE THAT A PENALTY MUST BE ADMINISTERED BY ELECTROCUTION FOR A PERSON WHO WAIVES HIS RIGHT OF ELECTION, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SHALL DETERMINE AND CERTIFY TO THE SUPREME COURT WHETHER THE METHOD SELECTED IS AVAILABLE, TO PROVIDE THAT A CONVICTED PERSON'S SIGNATURE MUST BE WITNESSED, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE MANNER OF INFLICTING A DEATH SENTENCE MUST BE ELECTROCUTION REGARDLESS OF THE METHOD ELECTED BY THE PERSON IF EXECUTION BY LETHAL INJECTION IS UNAVAILABLE OR IS HELD TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY AN APPELLATE COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION.
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House • May 11, 2021: Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary
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  • May 11, 2021 | House
    • Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary
  • May 05, 2021 | House
    • Debate adjourned until Thur., 5-6-21
  • Apr 28, 2021 | House
    • Debate adjourned
  • Apr 14, 2021 | House
    • Debate adjourned until Tues., 4-27-21
  • Apr 07, 2021 | House
    • Debate adjourned until Tues., 4-13-21
  • Apr 06, 2021 | House
    • Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Atkinson, Huggins
  • Mar 17, 2021 | House
    • Debate adjourned until Thur., 3-18-21
  • Mar 02, 2021 | House
    • Requests for debate-Rep(s). Murphy, Weeks, Hill, Wetmore, Wheeler, Gatch, Brawley, JE Johnson, Hosey, Kirby, Hart, S Williams, Jefferson, Gilliard, Murray, Bamberg, King, McDaniel, B Cox, Stringer, Ott, Anderson, Cobb-Hunter, and Daning
  • Feb 24, 2021 | House
    • Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary
  • Feb 18, 2021 | House
    • Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Elliott
  • Feb 17, 2021 | House
    • Member(s) request name added as sponsor: B.Newton
  • Feb 16, 2021 | House
    • Member(s) request name added as sponsor: McCabe, Dabney
  • Jan 27, 2021 | House
    • Introduced and read first time
    • Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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