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A28, R50, H3310
Sponsors: Reps. M.A. Pitts, Duncan, Gambrell, Herbkersman, Sandifer, Whipper, White, Bedingfield, Weeks, Owens, Rice, Vick and Scarborough
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Introduced in the House on January 17, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on February 27, 2007
Last Amended on February 22, 2007
Passed by the General Assembly on May 4, 2007
Governor's Action: May 14, 2007, Signed
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/17/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-37 1/17/2007 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-37 1/18/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bedingfield 2/8/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Weeks 2/21/2007 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-5 2/22/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Owens, Rice, Vick, Scarborough 2/22/2007 House Amended HJ-24 2/22/2007 House Read second time HJ-24 2/22/2007 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-24 2/23/2007 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-2 2/27/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 2/27/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-6 3/1/2007 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Jackson, Knotts, Bryant 5/2/2007 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-15 5/3/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-17 5/3/2007 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-17 5/4/2007 Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-141 5/9/2007 Ratified R 50 5/14/2007 Signed By Governor 5/16/2007 Copies available 5/16/2007 Effective date 05/14/07 5/22/2007 Act No. 28
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A28, R50, H3310)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-20, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUNS, SO AS TO ALLOW A PERSON TO CARRY A HANDGUN ON OR ABOUT HIS PERSON IN A VEHICLE IF HE HAS A VALID CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Carrying of handguns
SECTION 1. Section 16-23-20(9) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 294 of 2004, is further amended to read:
"(9) a person in a vehicle if the handgun is:
(a) secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; however, this item is not violated if the glove compartment, console, or trunk is opened in the presence of a law enforcement officer for the sole purpose of retrieving a driver's license, registration, or proof of insurance; or
(b) concealed on or about his person, and he has a valid concealed weapons permit pursuant to the provisions of Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23;"
SECTION 2. The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge, release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as they stood under the repealed or amended laws.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 9th day of May, 2007.
Approved the 14th day of May, 2007.
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