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South Carolina Referendum 1B, No Bail for Persons Charged with Violent Crimes (1996)

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South Carolina Referendum 1B was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in South Carolina as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was overwhelmingly approved.

Referendum 1B amended Section 15 of Article I of the South Carolina Constitution to incorporate a provision that bail may be denied to persons charged with violent offenses.

Election results

Referendum 1B
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 840,989 87.08%
No124,75012.92%

Ballot text

Question


"Must Section 15 of Article I of the Constitution of this State, relating to the right of bail, cruel and unusual punishment, and detention of witness, be amended so as to provide that bail may be denied to persons charged with violent offenses as defined by the General Assembly?"

Official summary


"Persons charged with violent crimes as defined by the General Assembly may be denied bail through this amendment."

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