Staff Analysis of the Legislation
05.29.12 The House Judiciary committee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment makes the field sobriety test mandatory.
05.16.12 The House Judiciary Criminal Laws subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment deletes section one of the bill and replaces the blood and breath tests with a field sobriety test only.
05.31.11 The Senate Judiciary committee gave this bill a favorable report.
04.19.11 The Senate Judiciary committee carried this bill over.
04.12.11 The Senate Judiciary committee carried this bill over.
04.05.11 The Senate Judiciary committee met but did not take action on this bill.
03.29.11 The Senate Judiciary committee carried this bill over.
03.22.11 The Senate Judiciary committee met but did not take action on this bill.
03.16.11 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
02.16.11 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with amendments that only make technical changes.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Charges a driver with the misdemeanor offense of vehicular homicide if the person driving the motor vehicle does any act already forbidden by law while driving a vehicle that results in death.
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Session 119 - (2011-2012)
S*0263 (Rat #0263, Act #0226 of 2012) General Bill, By Knotts and Ford
Accident causing death
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2910, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RECKLESS HOMICIDE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFENSE SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS RECKLESS VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTION 56-5-2946, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT A PERSON MUST SUBMIT TO CHEMICAL TESTS OF HIS BREATH, BLOOD, OR URINE FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING WHETHER HE IS UNLAWFULLY OPERATING A VEHICLE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICER WHO DIRECTS THAT THE TESTS MUST BE ADMINISTERED DOES NOT HAVE TO HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON IS GUILTY OF FELONY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR ANOTHER SUBSTANCE; AND BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-2948 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A PERSON IS SUSPECTED OF CAUSING A MOTOR VEHICLE INCIDENT RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF ANOTHER PERSON, THE DRIVER MUST SUBMIT TO FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS IF HE IS PHYSICALLY ABLE TO SUBMIT TO THE TESTS. - ratified titleView full text View Vote History
|12/15/10||Senate|| Referred to Committee on Judiciary|
|01/11/11||Senate|| Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 120)|
|01/11/11||Senate|| Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 120)|
|01/28/11||Senate|| Referred to Subcommittee: Knotts (ch), Massey, Coleman|
|06/01/11||Senate|| Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 10)|
|01/25/12||Senate|| Committee Amendment Amended (Senate Journal-page 8)|
|03/28/12||Senate|| Committee Amendment Amended and Adopted|
|03/28/12||Senate|| Read second time (Senate Journal-page 22)|
|03/28/12||Senate|| Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-3 (Senate Journal-page 22)|
|03/29/12||Senate|| Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 15)|
|03/29/12||House|| Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 89)|
|05/30/12||House|| Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 33)|
|06/05/12||House|| Requests for debate-Rep(s). Crawford, Sellers, Ott, McEachern, Tallon, Brannon, RL Brown, Jefferson, Hosey, Agnew (House Journal-page 77)|
|06/05/12||House|| Amended (House Journal-page 113)|
|06/05/12||House|| Read second time (House Journal-page 113)|
|06/05/12||House|| Roll call Yeas-70 Nays-41 (House Journal-page 116)|
|06/06/12||House|| Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 60)|
|06/06/12|| Scrivener's error corrected|
|06/07/12||Senate|| Concurred in House amendment and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 70)|
|06/07/12||Senate|| Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 70)|
|06/12/12|| Ratified R 263|
|06/18/12|| Signed By Governor|
|06/20/12|| Effective date 12/18/12|
|06/26/12|| Act No. 226|