South Carolina General Assembly
121st Session, 2015-2016

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H. 3799

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Hixon, Simrill, Taylor, Loftis, Burns, Brannon, Spires, Yow, Clemmons, Riley, Corley, Collins, Clary, Hosey, Clyburn, King, Hicks, Knight, Bradley, Jefferson, Kirby, Huggins, Duckworth, Kennedy, Hamilton, Hardee, Johnson, Murphy, Felder, Alexander, Atwater, Ballentine, Bedingfield, Bowers, Cobb-Hunter, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, Hiott, Howard, Lowe, W.J. McLeod, V.S. Moss, Nanney, Norman, Ott, Pitts, Pope, Ridgeway, Ryhal, G.R. Smith, Tallon, Thayer, Toole, Weeks, Wells, White, Willis, Chumley and Rivers
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Introduced in the House on March 5, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on April 29, 2015
Currently residing in the Senate

Summary: Concealed weapons permit

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    3/5/2015  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 39)
    3/5/2015  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 39)
   4/22/2015  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Chumley
   4/22/2015  House   Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 9)
   4/23/2015  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Rivers
   4/28/2015  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 54)
   4/28/2015  House   Roll call Yeas-101  Nays-5 (House Journal-page 54)
   4/29/2015  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 24)
   4/29/2015  House   Roll call Yeas-74  Nays-9 (House Journal-page 25)
   4/29/2015  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 15)
   4/29/2015  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 15)
    5/5/2015  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Bright, Scott, 
                        Gregory, Shealy
    2/2/2016  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Bright, Gregory, 
                        Shealy, M.B.Matthews
   4/13/2016  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 20)
   5/12/2016  Senate  Special order, set for May 12, 2016 
                        (Senate Journal-page 47)
   5/12/2016  Senate  Roll call Ayes-36  Nays-5 (Senate Journal-page 47)
   5/24/2016  Senate  Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 125)
   5/26/2016  Senate  Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 66)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

3/5/2015
4/22/2015
4/23/2015
4/13/2016

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COMMITTEE REPORT

April 13, 2016

H. 3799

Introduced by Reps. Hixon, Simrill, Taylor, Loftis, Burns, Brannon, Spires, Yow, Clemmons, Riley, Corley, Collins, Clary, Hosey, Clyburn, King, Hicks, Knight, Bradley, Jefferson, Kirby, Huggins, Duckworth, Kennedy, Hamilton, Hardee, Johnson, Murphy, Felder, Alexander, Atwater, Ballentine, Bedingfield, Bowers, Cobb-Hunter, Daning, Delleney, Dillard, Forrester, Funderburk, Gagnon, Gambrell, Hiott, Howard, Lowe, W.J. McLeod, V.S. Moss, Nanney, Norman, Ott, Pitts, Pope, Ridgeway, Ryhal, G.R. Smith, Tallon, Thayer, Toole, Weeks, Wells, White, Willis, Chumley and Rivers

S. Printed 4/13/16--S.

Read the first time April 29, 2015.

            

THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3799) to amend Section 23-31-215, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the issuance of concealed weapon permits, so as to provide, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:

/    SECTION    1.    Section 23-31-215(N) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 349 of 2008, is further amended to read:

"(N)(1)    Valid out-of-state permits to carry concealable weapons held by a resident of a reciprocal state must be honored by this State, provided, that the reciprocal state requires an applicant to successfully pass a criminal background check and a course in firearm training and safety. A resident of a reciprocal state carrying a concealable weapon in South Carolina is subject to and must abide by the laws of South Carolina regarding concealable weapons. SLED shall maintain and publish a list of those states as the states with which South Carolina has reciprocity.

(2)    Notwithstanding the reciprocity requirements of subitem (1), South Carolina shall automatically recognize concealable weapons permits issued by Georgia and North Carolina. A resident of Georgia or North Carolina carrying a concealable weapon in South Carolina is subject to and must abide by the laws of South Carolina regarding concealable weapons.

(3)    The reciprocity provisions of this section must not be construed to authorize the holder of an out-of-state permit or license to carry, in this State, a firearm or weapon other than a handgun." /

Renumber sections to conform.

Amend title to conform.

BRAD HUTTO for Committee.

            

STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED FISCAL IMPACT

Fiscal Impact Summary

House Bill 3799 will not impact general fund, federal funds, or other fund expenditures.

Explanation of Fiscal Impact

State Expenditure

This bill provides that South Carolina shall recognize concealed weapon permits issued by Georgia and North Carolina under certain circumstances.

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The agency indicates this bill would have no expenditure impact on the general fund, federal funds, or other funds.

Frank A. Rainwater, Executive Director

Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-215, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT SOUTH CAROLINA SHALL RECOGNIZE CONCEALED WEAPON PERMITS ISSUED BY GEORGIA AND NORTH CAROLINA UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.        Section 23-31-215(N) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 349 of 2008, is further amended to read:

"(N)(1)    Valid out-of-state permits to carry concealable weapons held by a resident of a reciprocal state must be honored by this State, provided, that the reciprocal state requires an applicant to successfully pass a criminal background check and a course in firearm training and safety. A resident of a reciprocal state carrying a concealable weapon in South Carolina is subject to and must abide by the laws of South Carolina regarding concealable weapons. SLED shall maintain and publish a list of those states as the states with which South Carolina has reciprocity.

(2)    Notwithstanding the reciprocity requirements of subitem (1), South Carolina shall automatically recognize concealed weapon permits issued by Georgia and North Carolina.

(3)    The reciprocity provisions of this section shall not be construed to authorize the holder of any out-of-state permit or license to carry, in this State, any firearm or weapon other than a handgun."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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