Hate crime, speed limits, gold coins among new SC bills

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South Carolina House members have introduced nearly 100 new bills they hope to make into laws next year.

The proposals range from creating a hate crime law in South Carolina to increasing the fine for vandalizing political signs.

Other proposed bills would prevent anyone under 18 from undergoing gender reassignment treatments and add 10 years to the prison sentence for each bullet fired during a fatal shooting.

Few of the bills will likely become laws. More than 1,000 bills were filed in 2019 – the first year of the two-year session – and just 113 have been ratified and written into the state code.

Senators get their chance next month to file bills before the 2020 session.

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