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Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Reps. Pitts and Hixon
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Introduced in the House on January 13, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on March 31, 2015
Last Amended on March 25, 2015
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Theft of a firearm
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/11/2014 House Prefiled 12/11/2014 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/13/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 103) 1/13/2015 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 103) 3/18/2015 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (House Journal-page 36) 3/19/2015 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Delleney, Bedingfield, VS Moss, Huggins, Atwater, McCoy, Nanney, Forrester, Corley, Tallon, Hixon, GR Smith, Pope, Anderson, RL Brown, Brannon (House Journal-page 23) 3/25/2015 House Amended (House Journal-page 47) 3/25/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 47) 3/25/2015 House Roll call Yeas-104 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 48) 3/26/2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 50) 3/31/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 3/31/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 25, 2015
S. Printed 3/25/15--H.
Read the first time January 13, 2015.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-540 SO AS TO CREATE THE OFFENSE OF THEFT OF A FIREARM AND PROVIDE A PENALTY.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 5, Chapter 23, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-23-540. Notwithstanding another provision of law, a person who steals a firearm, as defined in Section 16-8-10, is guilty of the felony offense of theft of a firearm and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned for not more than ten years or both."
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.
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