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3128Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: CottyAll Sponsors: Cotty, Moody-Lawrence, Meacham-RichardsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22032cm99.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Firearm, unlawful to discharge within one-half mile radius of school; Weapons, School districtsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990601 Recommitted to Committee 25 HJ House 19990527 Co-Sponsor removed (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Edge House 19990505 Request for debate by Representative Rice Loftis Hinson Law Haskins House 19990429 Recalled from Committee 25 HJ House 19990310 Co-Sponsor removed (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Bauer House 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19981216 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJ Versions of This Bill Revised on April 29, 1999 - Word format
April 29, 1999
Introduced by Reps. Cotty, Edge, Moody-Lawrence and Meacham-Richardson
S. Printed 4/29/99--H.
Read the first time January 12, 1999.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-435 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DISCHARGE A FIREARM WITHIN A RADIUS OF ONE-HALF MILE OF A SCHOOL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-23-435. It is unlawful to discharge a firearm within a radius of one-half mile of the grounds of a public or private elementary, middle, or secondary school except as part of an official school or law enforcement function. A person that violates this provision is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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