Posts in South Carolina
South Carolina S 139 - Permitless Carry

Make Technical Changes, To Provide That This Provision Regulates Both Persons Who Possess And Do Not Possess A Concealable Weapons Permit; To Delete Sections 23-31-225 And 23-31-230 Relating To The Unlawful Carrying Of A Concealed Weapon Into A Residence And The Carrying Of A Weapon Between An Automobile And An Accommodation; To Amend Section 23-31-235 Relating To The Posting Of Signs Prohibiting "concealed Weapons" And Replace With Conforming Language Of "weapons"; And By Amending Section 10-11-320 Related To The Trespasses And Offenses Of Public Buildings On Capitol Grounds, To Delete The Term "concealable Weapons' Permit" And Replace With The Term "firearm".

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South Carolina H 4212 - Background Checks

Define Necessary Terms, To Require That No Gun Transfer Preceded By A Criminal Background Check May Proceed, Unless The Criminal Background Check Has Concluded That The Sale May Proceed, Or Until At Least Five Days Have Passed From The Initiation Of The Background Check And The National Instant Criminal Background Check System Has Not Reported That The Sale Would Violate State Or Federal Law, And To Provide For Criminal Penalties For Violations Of This Article; And To Provide For The Sun Setting Of The Five-day Background Check Provisions Upon The Full Implementation Of The Reporting Requirements Of This Act But Not Later Than Two Years From The Effective Date Of The Act.

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South Carolina H 3058 - Background Checks

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 ENTITLED "FIREARMS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS" SO AS TO REQUIRE THAT A NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK MUST BE COMPLETED AND DELIVERY OF A FIREARM TO A PURCHASER OR TRANSFEREE MAY NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL THE RESULTS OF ALL REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE KNOWN AND THE PURCHASER OR TRANSFEREE IS NOT PROHIBITED FROM DELIVERY OF THE FIREARM.

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South Carolina H 3206 - Firearm Accessories

TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-210, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE ARTICLE, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERMS "ASSAULT WEAPON" AND "HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES"; TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-23-220, 16-23-230, AND 16-23-240, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL TRANSPORTATION, STORING, KEEPING, OR POSSESSING; AND SALE, RENTAL, OR GIVING AWAY OF MACHINE GUNS, MILITARY FIREARMS, SAWED-OFF SHOTGUNS OR RIFLES, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO INCLUDE ASSAULT WEAPONS AND HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES IN THE LIST OF ITEMS BANNED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE STATUTES; AND BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-540 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION, DISTRIBUTION, OR MANUFACTURE OF A DEVICE, PART, COMPONENT, ATTACHMENT, OR ACCESSORY INTENDED TO ACCELERATE THE RATE OF FIRE OF A SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARM, INCLUDING A DEVICE COMMONLY KNOWN AS A BUMP STOCK OR TRIGGER CRANK, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION AND TO ALLOW EXCEPTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

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South Carolina H 3248 - Background Checks

Define Necessary Terms, To Require That No Gun Transfer Preceded By A Criminal Background Check May Proceed, Unless The Criminal Background Check Has Concluded That The Sale May Proceed, Or Until At Least Five Days Have Passed From The Initiation Of The Background Check And The National Instant Criminal Background Check System Has Not Reported That The Sale Would Violate State Or Federal Law, And To Provide For Criminal Penalties For Violations Of This Article; And To Provide For The Sun Setting Of The Five-day Background Check Provisions Upon The Full Implementation Of The Reporting Requirements Of This Act But Not Later Than Two Years From The Effective Date Of The Act.

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South Carolina H 3275 - Risk Protection Orders

    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 12 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE AUTHORITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO SEIZE A PERSON'S FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION IF THE PERSON POSES A RISK OF IMMINENT PERSONAL INJURY TO HIMSELF OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS; TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA ADDRESSING APPLICATION FOR AND ISSUANCE OF A WARRANT; TO REQUIRE THE PROBATE COURT TO HOLD A HEARING WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF EXECUTION OF THE WARRANT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION MAY BE RETURNED TO THE PERSON; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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South Carolina H 3059 - Background Checks

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 SO AS TO REQUIRE A NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK BEFORE ANY SALE, EXCHANGE, OR TRANSFER OF A FIREARM IN THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE BACKGROUND CHECKS; TO REQUIRE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AT GUN SHOWS AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR THE BACKGROUND CHECKS; AND TO EXEMPT RECORDS KEPT FROM DISCLOSURE AS A PUBLIC RECORD UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THE ARTICLE.

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South Carolina H 3061 - Child Endangerment

Define Necessary Terms, To Create The Offenses Of Child Endangerment With A Firearm In The First And Second Degree When A Child Under The Age Of Eighteen Gains Access To A Firearm In A Condition That The Firearm Can Be Discharged And In A Manner That A Reasonable Person Should Know A Child Is Likely To Gain Access To A Firearm Under Certain Circumstances And Subject To Delineated Exceptions, To Provide Penalties For A Violation, And To Require Retail Firearms Dealers To Provide And Post Notice Of This Requirement.

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South Carolina S 139 - "Constitutional Carry"

 A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ENACTING THE "SOUTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY ACT OF 2017", TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-20 RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A FIREARM, TO AFFIRMATIVELY ASSERT THAT IT IS LEGAL TO CARRY A HANDGUN IN THIS STATE, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROHIBITED, WITH LOCATION EXCEPTIONS WHERE FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED; TO AMEND 16-23-50(A)(2) TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO ENTERS A PREMISES WITH A SIGN PROHIBITING FIREARMS WHILE POSSESSING A FIREARM MUST BE CHARGED WITH TRESPASS; TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-23-420 AND 16-23-430, BOTH RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS, TO DELETE THE TERM "WEAPON" AND REPLACE IT WITH THE TERM "FIREARM", AND TO PROVIDE THAT BOTH SECTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO A PERSON WHO LAWFULLY IS CARRYING A WEAPON SECURED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE; TO DELETE SECTION 16-23-460 RELATED TO THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A CONCEALED WEAPON; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-465, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR UNLAWFULLY CARRYING A FIREARM ONTO THE PREMISES OF A BUSINESS SELLING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR, BEER, OR WINE FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES, TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO A PERSON CARRYING A CONCEALABLE WEAPON PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 4, CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO A PERSON LAWFULLY CARRYING A WEAPON WHO DOES NOT CONSUME ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR, BEER, OR WINE WHILE CARRYING A WEAPON ON THE BUSINESS PREMISES AND TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO "CONCEALABLE WEAPON" AND REPLACE WITH "WEAPON"; TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT, TO DELETE THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES A PERMIT HOLDER TO POSSESS HIS PERMIT IDENTIFICATION WHEN CARRYING A CONCEALABLE WEAPON, THE PROVISION THAT REQUIRES A PERMIT HOLDER TO INFORM A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THAT HE IS A PERMIT HOLDER AND PRESENT THE PERMIT TO THE OFFICER UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES; TO AMEND SECTIONS 23-31-220, RELATING TO A PROPERTY OWNER'S RIGHT TO ALLOW A HOLDER OF A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT TO CARRY A WEAPON ONTO HIS PROPERTY, SO AS TO MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO PROVIDE THAT THIS PROVISION REGULATES BOTH PERSONS WHO POSSESS AND DO NOT POSSESS A CONCEALABLE WEAPONS PERMIT; TO DELETE SECTIONS 23-31-225 AND 23-31-230 RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF A CONCEALED WEAPON INTO A RESIDENCE AND THE CARRYING OF A WEAPON BETWEEN AN AUTOMOBILE AND AN ACCOMMODATION; TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-235 RELATING TO THE POSTING OF SIGNS PROHIBITING "CONCEALED WEAPONS" AND REPLACE WITH CONFORMING LANGUAGE OF "WEAPONS"; AND BY AMENDING SECTION 10-11-320 RELATED TO THE TRESPASSES AND OFFENSES OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS ON CAPITOL GROUNDS, TO DELETE THE TERM "CONCEALABLE WEAPONS' PERMIT" AND REPLACE WITH THE TERM "FIREARM".

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South Carolina S 154 - Background Checks, Restraining Orders

A Bill To Amend Section 14-17-325 Of The South Carolina Code Of Laws, 1976, Related To Clerks Of Court, To Require That Every Clerk Of Court Shall Report To The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Within Ten Days, Weekends And Holidays Excluded, The Disposition Of Each Case In General Sessions, And To Report Within Forty-eight Hours The Issuance Of A Restraining Order, Order Of Protection, Order For The Prevention Of Possession Of A Firearm, Convictions Or Orders Related To Domestic Violence, And Convictions Or Orders Related To Stalking, Intimidation, Or Harassment; To Amend Chapter 1, Title 22 By Adding Section 22-1-200 To Require Magistrates To Report To The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Within Ten Days, Weekends And Holidays Excluded, The Disposition Of Each Criminal Case, And To Report Within Forty-eight Hours The Issuance Of A Restraining Order, Order Of Protection, Order For The Prevention Of Possession Of A Firearm, Convictions Or Orders Related To Domestic Violence, And Convictions Or Orders Related To Stalking, Intimidation, Or Harassment; To Amend Article 1, Chapter 25, Title 14 By Adding Section 14-25-250 To Require Magistrates To Report To The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Within Ten Days, Weekends And Holidays Excluded, The Disposition Of Each Criminal Case, And To Report Within Forty-eight Hours The Issuance Of A Restraining Order, Order Of Protection, Order For The Prevention Of Possession Of A Firearm, Convictions Or Orders Related To Domestic Violence, And Convictions Or Orders Related To Stalking, Intimidation, Or Harassment; To Amend Chapter 1, Title 23 By Adding Section 23-1-250 To Require Each Law Enforcement Agency To Report To Sled Within Twenty-four Hours, The Filing Of Each Incident Report, Order Of Protection, Restraining Order, Any Order Or Report Relating To An Incident Of Domestic Violence, Or Any Incident In Which A Person May Be Prohibited From Obtaining Or Possessing A Firearm By State Or Federal Law; To Amend Title 14 By Adding Chapter 32 To Create The Judicial Criminal Information Technology Committee, To Establish Membership, Duties, And Responsibilities Of The Committee To Include The Study Of, And To Make Recommendations For, The Improvement Of Judicial And Law Enforcement Information Technology And Reporting; To Amend Chapter 23, Title 16 By Adding Article 9, To Require That No Gun Transfer Preceded By A Criminal Background Check May Proceed, Unless The Criminal Background Check Has Concluded That The Sale May Proceed, Or Until At Least Five Days Have Passed From The Initiation Of The Background Check And The National Instant Criminal Background Check System Has Not Reported That The Sale Would Violate State Or Federal Law, And To Provide For Criminal Penalties For Violations Of This Article; And To Provide A Sunset For The Five-day Background Check Provisions Upon The Full Implementation Of The Reporting Requirements Of This Act But Not Later Than Two Years From The Effective Date Of The Act.

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South Carolina S 54 - Background Checks

TO AMEND CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO FIREARMS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 11, TO REQUIRE THAT NO GUN TRANSFER PRECEDED BY A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK MAY PROCEED, UNLESS THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK HAS CONCLUDED THAT THE SALE MAY PROCEED, UNTIL AT LEAST TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS HAVE PASSED FROM THE INITIATION OF THE BACKGROUND CHECK, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.

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South Carolina S 55 - Background Checks

 A BILL TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 16 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO OFFENSES INVOLVING WEAPONS, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9, TO REQUIRE THAT NO GUN TRANSFER PRECEDED BY A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK MAY PROCEED, UNLESS THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK HAS CONCLUDED THAT THE SALE MAY PROCEED, UNTIL AT LEAST TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS HAVE PASSED FROM THE INITIATION OF THE BACKGROUND CHECK, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.

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