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Sponsors: Senator Hutto
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3009, 3503
Introduced in the Senate on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Weapons on school property
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/9/2020 Senate Prefiled 12/9/2020 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/12/2021 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 100) 1/12/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 100)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-420, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, SO AS TO PROHIBIT THE POSSESSION OR DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM ON OR WITHIN ONE THOUSAND FEET OF ANY PREMISES OR PROPERTY OWNED, OPERATED, OR CONTROLLED BY A PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SCHOOL, COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, TECHNICAL COLLEGE, OR OTHER POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION, OR ANY PUBLICLY OWNED BUILDING WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE AUTHORITIES IN CHARGE OF THE PREMISES OR PROPERTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-23-420(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(A) It is unlawful for a person to possess or discharge a firearm of any kind on or within one thousand feet of any premises or property owned, operated, or controlled by a private or public school, college, university, technical college, other post-secondary institution, or in any publicly owned building, without the express permission of the authorities in charge of the premises or property. The provisions of this subsection related to any premises or property owned, operated, or controlled by a private or public school, college, university, technical college, or other post-secondary institution, do not apply to a person who is authorized to carry a concealed weapon pursuant to Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23 when the weapon remains inside an attended or locked motor vehicle and is secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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