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Sponsors: Senators Cash, Corbin, Rice and Verdin
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Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Introduced in the House on April 24, 2019
Last Amended on April 10, 2019
Currently residing in the House
Summary: Concealed weapons permit
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/12/2018 Senate Prefiled 12/12/2018 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/8/2019 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 171) 1/8/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 171) 3/15/2019 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Malloy (ch), Massey, Cash 4/3/2019 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 15) 4/4/2019 Scrivener's error corrected 4/10/2019 Senate Committee Amendment Tabled (Senate Journal-page 85) 4/10/2019 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 85) 4/10/2019 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 85) 4/10/2019 Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 85) 4/11/2019 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 9) 4/11/2019 Scrivener's error corrected 4/24/2019 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 18) 4/24/2019 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 18) 9/22/2020 House Recalled from Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 102) 9/23/2020 House Debate adjourned (House Journal-page 75) 9/23/2020 House Debate adjourned (House Journal-page 118)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
September 22, 2020
S. Printed 9/22/20--H.
Read the first time April 24, 2019.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 23-31-232 SO AS TO PROVIDE A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT HOLDER MAY CARRY A CONCEALABLE WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY LEASED BY A CHURCH FOR CHURCH SERVICES OR OFFICIAL CHURCH ACTIVITIES IF THE CHURCH OR ITS GOVERNING BODY PROVIDES EXPRESS PERMISSION TO THE PERMIT HOLDER, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES DURING THE TIME THAT THE CHURCH HAS ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY FOR ITS SERVICES OR ACTIVITIES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 23-31-232. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, upon express permission given by the appropriate church official or governing body, a person who holds a valid permit issued pursuant to this article may carry a concealable weapon on the leased premises of an elementary or secondary school if a church leases the school premises or areas within a school for church services or official church activities.
(1) The provisions contained in this section apply:
(a) only during those times that the church has the use and enjoyment of the property pursuant to its lease with the school,
(b) only to the areas of the school within the lease agreement, any related parking areas, or any reasonable ingress or egress between these areas.
(2) The provisions of this section do not apply during any time students are present as a result of a curricular or extracurricular school sponsored activity that is taking place on the school property.
(B) For the purposes of the Federal Gun-Free School Zone Act (18 U.S.C. Section 921(a)), the buildings and grounds of a school that are leased to a church are not considered a school during the hours that the church has use and enjoyment of the property pursuant to this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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