South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 3240

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Stavrinakis
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nbd\11107cz19.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3206

Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Not yet available

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/18/2018  House   Prefiled
  12/18/2018  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    1/8/2019  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 139)
    1/8/2019  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 139)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/18/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-23-540 SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION, DISTRIBUTION, OR MANUFACTURE OF A DEVICE, PART, COMPONENT, ATTACHMENT, OR ACCESSORY INTENDED TO ACCELERATE THE RATE OF FIRE OF A SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARM, TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION AND TO ALLOW EXCEPTIONS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

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.    (A)    It is unlawful for a person to possess, distribute, or manufacture a part, component, attachment, device, or accessory designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic weapon including, but not limited to, a bump stock or trigger crank.

(B)    A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than five years.

(C)    This section does not apply with respect to the importation for, manufacture for, sale to, transfer to, or possession by or under the authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or a state, department, agency, or political subdivision thereof."

SECTION    2.    Within ninety days of the effective date of this act, persons possessing, distributing, or manufacturing a part, component, attachment, device, or accessory designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic weapon must cease all operations concerning the distribution or manufacture of these items and surrender such items to their local sheriff's department, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, or a field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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