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Sponsors: Reps. Hill, Gagnon, Thayer and Putnam
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Introduced in the House on January 24, 2018
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/24/2018 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 76) 1/24/2018 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 76) 1/25/2018 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Putnam
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-510, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH FIREARMS THAT MAY NOT BE REGULATED BY A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION MAY NOT REGULATE FIREARM ACCESSORIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 23-31-510 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 220 of 2008, is further amended to read:
"Section 23-31-510. No governing body of
any a county, municipality, or other political subdivision in the State may enact or promulgate any a regulation or ordinance that regulates or attempts to regulate:
(1) the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition, components of firearms, or
any a combination of these things; or
(2) a landowner discharging a firearm on the landowner's property to protect the landowner's family, employees, the general public, or the landowner's property from animals that the landowner reasonably believes pose a direct threat or danger to the landowner's property, people on the landowner's property, or the general public. For purposes of this item, the landowner's property must be a parcel of land comprised of at least twenty-five contiguous acres.
Any An ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms that does not specifically provide for an exclusion pursuant to this item is unenforceable as it pertains to an incident described in this item; otherwise, the ordinance is enforceable."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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