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Sponsors: Reps. M.A. Pitts, White, Duncan, Lowe, Loftis, Bedingfield and Hutto
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Introduced in the House on January 12, 2010
Introduced in the Senate on March 24, 2010
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Finance
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/1/2009 House Prefiled 12/1/2009 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means 1/12/2010 House Introduced and read first time HJ-34 1/12/2010 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means HJ-34 2/25/2010 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Loftis 3/10/2010 House Recalled from Committee on Ways and Means 3/11/2010 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bedingfield, Hutto 3/23/2010 House Read second time HJ-46 3/23/2010 House Roll call Yeas-100 Nays-2 HJ-47 3/24/2010 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-9 3/24/2010 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-4 3/24/2010 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance SJ-4
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 10, 2010
S. Printed 3/11/10--H.
Read the first time January 12, 2010.
TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, SO AS TO REENACT THE "SECOND AMENDMENT RECOGNITION ACT" EXEMPTING FIREARMS SOLD ON THE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING OF EVERY YEAR.
Whereas, the "Second Amendment Recognition Act" establishing a sales tax exemption on the sale of handguns, rifles, and shot guns on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving of every year was first enacted in Act 338 of 2008 with the first "Second Amendment Weekend" occurring in 2008; and
Whereas, for reasons unrelated to the merits of the Second Amendment Recognition Act, the South Carolina Supreme Court determined that Act 338 of 2008 was unconstitutional in that the act violated the state constitution's "one subject rule"; and
Whereas, the general appropriations act for fiscal year 2009-2010 reenacted the exemption for 2009 only, giving the General Assembly time to reenact the exemption in permanent law. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. This act may be cited as the "Second Amendment Recognition Act".
SECTION 2. Section 12-36-2120(76) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 338 of 2008, is reenacted to read:
"(76) sales of handguns as defined pursuant to Section 16-23-10(1), rifles, and shotguns during the forty-eight hours of the Second Amendment Weekend. For purposes of this item, the 'Second Amendment Weekend' begins at 12:01 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving and ends at twelve midnight the following Saturday."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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