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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 17-22-935 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN NONVIOLENT OFFENSES MAY BE EXPUNGED AND TO ESTABLISH THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE EXPUNGEMENT MAY OCCUR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 9, Chapter 22, Title 17 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 17-22-935. A conviction for a nonviolent offense, other than those enumerated in Section 17-22-910, when the offender has completed the sentence, including probation and parole, and ten years have elapsed since completion of the sentence during which the offender was not convicted, plead guilty, or plead nolo contendere to any other offense and has no other charges pending, may be expunged from the offender's criminal record upon application to the appropriate solicitor's office."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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