Current Status Bill Number:
3596Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950215Primary Sponsor: KirshAll Sponsors: KirshDrafted Document Number: dka\3678cm.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Handgun, criminal background check
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950215 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-31-135 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY A PERSON PROHIBITED FROM RECEIVING A HANDGUN UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-31-135. (A) The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) shall develop and implement an instant background check system to expeditiously identify a person prohibited from receiving a handgun under federal, state, or local law. The system must be accessible to licensed firearm dealers in the State.
(B) A request for information made pursuant to this section must be filed with SLED. A criminal background check of a person must be completed by SLED before the sale, delivery, or transfer of a handgun to the person."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.