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3137Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: FlemingAll Sponsors: Fleming, Maddox, Rhoad, Meacham-Richardson, SandiferDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\bbm\10037som99.docResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Weapons on school property, private schools and colleges and universities included in offenseHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19981216 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJ Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-430, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF CARRYING A WEAPON ONTO SCHOOL PROPERTY, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL AND A POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-23-430 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 184 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 16-23-430. (1) It
shall be is unlawful for any a person, except State state, county or municipal law enforcement officers or personnel authorized by school officials, to carry on his person, while on any elementary or secondary school property onto any premises or property owned, operated, or controlled by a private or public elementary or secondary school, college, university, technical college, or other post-secondary institution, a knife, with a blade over two inches long, a blackjack, a metal pipe or pole, firearms or any other type of weapon, device, or object which may be used to inflict bodily injury or death.
(2) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Any A weapon or object used in violation of this section may be confiscated by the law enforcement division making the arrest."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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