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H 4618 - Establishes penalties for a person convicted of a hate crime

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: John King (D)
Last Action: 1/12/2016 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Adding penalties for a person convicted of a crime with the intent to assault, intimidate or threaten a person because of his race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or sexual orientation.

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Session 121 - (2015-2016)Printer Friendly
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H 4618 General Bill, By King, Gilliard, Hart, Henegan, M.S. McLeod and Mitchell
Similar (H 3404, H 4439, H 4463, H 4485, H 4533)
Summary: Hate Crimes
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-2210 SO AS TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR A PERSON CONVICTED OF A CRIME CONTAINED IN THIS CHAPTER WITH THE INTENT TO ASSAULT, INTIMIDATE, OR THREATEN A PERSON BECAUSE OF HIS RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-11-510 AND 16-11-520, RELATING TO MALICIOUS INJURY TO PERSONAL AND REAL PROPERTY, SO AS TO REVISE THE PENALTIES FOR MALICIOUS INJURY TO REAL PROPERTY OFFENSES AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR PERSONS WHO MALICIOUSLY INJURE PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY OF ANOTHER PERSON WITH THE INTENT TO ASSAULT, INTIMIDATE, OR THREATEN THAT PERSON.
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01/12/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 113)
01/12/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 113)



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