South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3024


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Sponsors: Reps. B. Newton, McCravy, Leber, West, Lawson, Pope, Guffey, Gilliam and Hyde
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3354
Document Path: LC-0005AHB23.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Concealed weapons by certain persons on duty


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/8/2022 House Prefiled
12/8/2022 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1/10/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 44)
1/10/2023 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 44)
1/31/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Gilliam
2/15/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Hyde

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A bill

to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws by amending Section 23-31-240, relating to Persons allowed to carry concealable weapons within the State while on duty, so as to include clerks of court in the purview of the statute.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1.   Section 23-31-240 of the S.C. Code is amended to read:

   Section 23-31-240.   Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this article, the following persons who possess a valid permit pursuant to this article may carry a concealable weapon anywhere within this State:

   (1) active Supreme Court justices;

   (2) active judges of the court of appeals;

   (3) active circuit court judges;

   (4) active family court judges;

   (5) active masters-in-equity;

   (6) active probate court judges;

   (7) active magistrates;

   (8) active municipal court judges;

   (9) active federal judges;

   (10) active administrative law judges;

   (11) active solicitors and assistant solicitors;

   (12) active workers' compensation commissioners; and

   (13) the Attorney General and assistant attorneys general.; and

   (14) clerks of court.

SECTION 2.   This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.


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