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* All chapter 23 statutes are at same link; all chapter 16 statutes at same link.

South Carolina Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

Quarterly/biannually 23-3-460(A)(B) *
For life 23-3-460(A) *
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t23c003.php

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Yes, Tier I, II, and III; but the tiers are not actually defined in the law. The State Law Enforcement Division uses definitions based on the Adam Walsh Act/SORNA.
Sexual Offenders FAQ
http://scor.sled.sc.gov/FAQs.aspx

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

No.

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

No.

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Residency 23-3-535 *
Against living in campus housing, state supported 23-3-465 *
Release to public, to newspapers 23-3-490 *
Electronic monitoring 23-3-540 *
Internet identifiers 23-3-555d *
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t23c003.php
Fees 62 D100 62.10
http://scstatehouse.gov/query.php?search=DOC&searchtext=62.22&category=BUDGET&year=2017&version_id=7&return_page=&version_title=Appropriation%20Act&coniSd=8882929&result_pos=0&keyval=37068&numrows=50

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

No.

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

Ten or more days, according to these FAQs citing § 23-3-430 (A) However, 23-3-430(A) doesn’t say that as far as I can tell.
http://scor.sled.sc.gov/FAQs.aspx#3

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

Within three days 23-3-460(G) *
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t23c003.php

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

16-3-652 – 659; 16-3-755; 16-3-800 – 820
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t16c003.php

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

Lifetime electronic monitoring can be allowed for those on lifetime registration 23-3-540(H) *
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t23c003.php

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

What are the state civil commitment laws?

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

No. Mistake of age may be used as a defense in some cases.

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Must create account
https://reports.scstatehouse.gov/lits/litsindex.html
May search by a variety of methods, including by subject and an index
https://www.scstatehouse.gov/legislation.php

Best keywords are:

Sex offender; sexual offense; sex offense registry

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
4400 BROAD RIVER ROAD
COLUMBIA, SC 29210
803-896-2601
Email form at link (must accept terms, do captcha, choose contact)
http://WWW.SLED.SC.GOV
http://scor.sled.sc.gov/ContactUs.aspx

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

None at this time.

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other helpful information

* All chapter 23 statutes are at same link; all chapter 16 statutes at same link.

http://www.sexoffenderresource.com/south-carolina/

south_carolina.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/18 17:47 by zyin