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Sponsors: Senators Campsen and Knotts
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Introduced in the Senate on March 11, 2010
Introduced in the House on April 29, 2010
Last Amended on April 27, 2010
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/11/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-3 3/11/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-3 4/22/2010 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Fish, Game and Forestry SJ-11 4/27/2010 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-41 4/27/2010 Senate Amended SJ-41 4/27/2010 Senate Read second time SJ-41 4/28/2010 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-33 4/29/2010 House Introduced and read first time HJ-19 4/29/2010 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-19
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED AND AMENDED
April 27, 2010
S. Printed 4/27/10--S.
Read the first time March 11, 2010.
TO AMEND ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 11, TITLE 50 OF THE 1976 CODE, BY ADDING SECTION 50-11-108 TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MAY USE A FIREARM TO KILL OR ATTEMPT TO KILL ANY ANIMAL DURING ANY SEASON IN SELF-DEFENSE, DEFENSE OF ANOTHER, OR DEFENSE OF PROPERTY, AND TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 11, Title 50 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 50-11-108. (A) A person may use a firearm if he or she is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm, or may use any other deadly weapon at any time and during any season to kill or attempt to kill any animal if the person reasonably concludes it is necessary for the purpose of:
(2) defense of another person; or
(3) defense of domestic animals.
(B) Any person who uses deadly force against a big game animal or alligator in defense of persons or domestic animals as provided for in this section must immediately report the incident to the Department of Natural Resources. No big game animal or alligator taken as provided for in this section may be retained. Failure to report the incident or surrender the carcass is a misdemeanor and any person convicted may be fined up to two thousand dollars or imprisoned up to one year, or both. Notwithstanding this section, all other laws protecting and regulating taking of big game and alligators shall apply."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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