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Session 121 (2015-2016) 

H 3116Next General Bill, By Pitts, Hixon, Kennedy, Yow, Clemmons, Huggins, Gagnon, 
Gambrell and Riley
 A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9
 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO KNOWINGLY
 SOLICIT, PERSUADE, ENCOURAGE, OR ENTICE A LICENSED DEALER OR PRIVATE SELLER OF
 FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION IN VIOLATION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, OR KNOWINGLY
 PROVIDE THAT PERSON WITH MATERIALLY FALSE INFORMATION TO DECEIVE HIM ABOUT THE
 LEGALITY OF A TRANSFER OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION, OR WILFULLY PROCURE ANOTHER
 PERSON TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES ARE GUILTY OF A FELONY, TO
 PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS THAT
 RELATE TO THESE OFFENSES.

   12/11/14  House  Prefiled
   12/11/14  House  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   01/13/15  House  Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 101)
   01/13/15  House  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
                     (House Journal-page 101)
   03/09/15  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Kennedy
   03/10/15  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Yow, Clemmons
   03/17/15  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Huggins
   03/18/15  House  Committee report: Favorable with amendment
                     Judiciary (House Journal-page 36)
   03/19/15  House  Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gagnon,
                     Gambrell, Riley (House Journal-page 22)
   03/19/15  House  Requests for debate-Rep(s). Delleney,
                     Bedingfield, VS Moss, Weeks, Hixon, Corley, Mack
                     (House Journal-page 22)
   03/25/15  House  Amended (House Journal-page 43)
   03/25/15  House  Read second time (House Journal-page 43)
   03/25/15  House  Roll call Yeas-100  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 45)
   03/26/15  House  Read third time and sent to Senate
                     (House Journal-page 49)
   03/31/15  Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
   03/31/15  Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
                     (Senate Journal-page 7)



VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/11/2014
3/18/2015
3/25/2015



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AMENDED

March 25, 2015

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Introduced by Reps. Pitts, Hixon, Kennedy, Yow, Clemmons, Huggins, Gagnon, Gambrell and Riley

S. Printed 3/25/15--H.

Read the first time January 13, 2015.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 31, TITLE 23 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN PERSONS WHO KNOWINGLY SOLICIT, PERSUADE, ENCOURAGE, OR ENTICE A LICENSED DEALER OR PRIVATE SELLER OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION IN VIOLATION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, OR KNOWINGLY PROVIDE THAT PERSON WITH MATERIALLY FALSE INFORMATION TO DECEIVE HIM ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF A TRANSFER OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION, OR WILFULLY PROCURE ANOTHER PERSON TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES ARE GUILTY OF A FELONY, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES, AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN TERMS AND THEIR DEFINITIONS THAT RELATE TO THESE OFFENSES.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Chapter 31, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 9

Fraudulent Firearms and Ammunition Purchase Prevention

Section 23-31-700.    (A)    For purposes of this section:

(1)    'Licensed dealer' means a person who is licensed pursuant to federal and state law to engage in the business of dealing in firearms.

(2)    'Private seller' means a person who sells or offers for sale any firearm or ammunition in this State.

(3)    'Ammunition' means a cartridge, shell, or projectile designed for use in a firearm.

(4)    'Materially false information' means information that portrays an illegal transaction as legal or a legal transaction as illegal.

(B)    It is unlawful for a person to knowingly solicit, persuade, encourage or entice a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate the laws of this State.

(C)    It is unlawful for a person to knowingly provide to a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition materially false information with intent to deceive the dealer or seller about the legality of a transfer of a firearm or ammunition.

(D)    It is unlawful for a person to wilfully procure another person to engage in conduct prohibited by this section.

(E)    This section does not apply to a law enforcement officer certified by law enforcement of South Carolina acting in his official capacity or to a person acting at the direction of a law enforcement officer certified by law enforcement of South Carolina.

(F)    A person who violates a provision of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both."

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

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