Current Status Bill Number:
3193Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970114Primary Sponsor: YoungAll Sponsors: Young, Meacham and BauerDrafted Document Number: dka\3873cm.97Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJDate of Last Amendment: 19970416Subject: Grand larceny, theft of firearm; weapons, crimes
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970422 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19970417 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970416 Read second time House 19970416 Objection and request for debate withdrawn by Representative R. Smith Riser Knotts Kennedy Davenport Limbaugh Woodrum Moody- Lawrence House 19970416 Request for debate by Representative F. Smith Limbaugh Canty Riser Knotts Woodrum Bauer R. Smith Davenport House 19970416 Objection by Representative Kennedy Moody- Lawrence House 19970416 Amended House 19970410 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19970114 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19970108 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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Read the first time January 14, 1997.
TO AMEND SECTION 16-13-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PETIT AND GRAND LARCENY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE THEFT OF A FIREARM IS GRAND LARCENY AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-13-30 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 171 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 16-13-30. (A) Simple larceny of any article of goods, choses in action, bank bills, bills receivable, chattels, or other article of personalty of which by law larceny may be committed, or of any fixture, part, or product of the soil severed from the soil by an unlawful act, or has a value of one thousand dollars or less, except a firearm, is petit larceny, a misdemeanor, triable in the magistrate's court. Upon conviction, the person must be fined or imprisoned not more than is permitted by law without presentment or indictment by the grand jury.
(B) Larceny of goods, chattels, instruments, or other personalty valued in excess of one thousand dollars is grand larceny. Upon conviction, the person is guilty of a felony and must be fined in the discretion of the court or imprisoned not more than:
(1) five years or fined in the discretion of the court if the value of the personalty is more than one thousand dollars but less than five thousand dollars; or
(2) ten years or fined in the discretion of the court if the value of the personalty is five thousand dollars or more.
(C) Larceny of a firearm is grand larceny. Upon conviction, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor and must be imprisoned not more than one year or fined in the discretion of the court."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.