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24 total bills, 12 anti-gun bills,
7 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed South Carolina Gun Laws

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session

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note: South Carolina carries over legislation from odd-numbered years to even numbered years without exception

this is an pro-gun bill

H3052

Title: Jacob Hall School Protection Act

Description: Provide Public Schools And Public School District Offices May Authorize Employees To Hold A Public School Concealed Weapons Permit For The Limited Purpose Of Responding To Live Shooters Or The Imminent Threat Of Live Shooters On School Property, To Provide Related Powers And Duties For Public School Principals And School District Superintendents, To Provide Related Requirements Of The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, To Provide Procedures Through Which Employees May Obtain These Permits, To Provide Requirements For The Possession And Use Of Concealed Weapons Pursuant To These Permits, To Provide For The Manner In Which These Permits May Be Revoked, To Provide The Identities Of Permit Holders Are Not Subject To Disclosure Under The Freedom Of Information Act And May Not Be Provided To The Public, And To Provide Provisions Concerning Private Schools, Among Other Things.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3180

Title: Firearms Criminal Background Checks

Description: Require That A National Instant Criminal Background Check Must Be Completed And Delivery Of A Firearm To A Purchaser Or Transferee May Not Take Place Until The Results Of All Required Background Checks Are Known And The Purchaser Or Transferee Is Not Prohibited From Delivery Of The Firearm.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3181

Title: Firearms Criminal Background Checks

Description: Require A National Instant Criminal Background Check Before Any Sale, Exchange, Or Transfer Of A Firearm In The State And To Provide Procedures For The Background Checks; To Require National Instant Criminal Background Checks At Gun Shows And To Provide Procedures For The Background Checks; And To Exempt Records Kept From Disclosure As A Public Record Under The Freedom Of Information Act And To Provide A Penalty For A Violation Of The Article.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

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H3182

Title: Offenses involving handguns

Description: Increase The Penalty For The Unlawful Carrying Of A Handgun From One Year To Five Years And Increase The Fine For A Violation.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3183

Title: Offenses involving weapons

Description: Provide That It Is Unlawful To Sell Or Give A Firearm To A Person Whose Name Appears On The Terrorist Watch List And To Provide A Penalty For A Person Who Violates This Provision.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

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H3187

Title: Unlawful carrying of handguns

Description: Add An Additional Exception For Emergency Medical Service Providers, Firefighters, And Other First Responders During An Emergency Under Certain Delineated Circumstances.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

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H3190

Title: Penalties for offenses involving handguns

Description: Restructure The Penalty For The Unlawful Carrying Of A Handgun And To Provide A Tiered Penalty Structure For The Offense.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

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H3191

Title: Penalties for offense involving unlawful carrying of handguns

Description: Create Graduated Penalties For Subsequent Offenses.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3192

Title: Discharging firearm offenses

Description: Expand The Purview Of The Offense To Include Shopping Malls, Movie Theaters, Parking Lots, And Any Other Public Gathering.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3217

Title: Lizzy's Law

Description: Require An Owner Or Other Person Lawfully In Possession Of A Firearm, Rifle, Or Shotgun To Report The Loss Or Theft Of Each Such Weapon, To Require The Appropriate Law Enforcement Agency To Collect Certain Information Regarding A Lost Or Stolen Weapon, And To Provide Graduated Penalties For The Failure To Report A Lost Or Stolen Weapon.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H3240

Title: Concealed weapons permit

Description: Enact The "national Concealed Weapons Permit Reciprocity Act" By Revising The Conditions That Allow A Holder Of An Out-of-state Weapons Permit To Carry A Weapon In This State.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: May 8, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H3248

Title: Firearms

Description: Delete The Restrictions Placed On A Holder Of A Concealed Weapons Permit On Carrying A Firearm On Post-secondary School Property Under Certain Circumstances, And To Provide That The Governing Body Of The Institution Shall Develop Policies To Implement The Provisions That Allow A Holder Of A Concealed Weapon Permit To Carry A Firearm On The Institution's Premises.

Last Action: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer, Putnam

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3252

Title: Green tip ammunition

Description: Provide That It Is Unlawful For A Person To Use, Transport, Manufacture, Possess, Distribute, Sell, Or Buy Green Tip Ammunition, And To Provide A Penalty.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H3262

Title: Concealed weapons

Description: Delete The Restriction Placed On The Carrying Of A Weapon Into A College Athletic Event, And To Delete An Obsolete Code Reference, And To Make Technical Changes.

Last Action: Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thayer, Putnam

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3266

Title: Unlawful Sale or Gift of a Firearm to Persons on the Terrorist Watch List

Description: Provide That It Is Unlawful To Sell Or Give A Firearm To A Person Whose Name Appears On The Terrorist Watch List And To Provide A Penalty For A Person Who Violates This Provision.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H3328

Title: Firearms Criminal Background Checks

Description: Require A Twenty-eight Day Waiting Period For Purchasers Or Transferees Of Firearms Under Certain Conditions.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H3330

Title: Jacob Hall's Law

Description: Enact "jacob Hall's Law", To Provide That School Personnel And Concealed Weapon Permit Holders Authorized By School Officials May Carry A Weapon On School Property In Addition To Law Enforcement Officers, And To Allow School Officials To Allow Carrying Of Weapons On School Property By School Personnel Or Concealed Weapon Permit Holders, Require Weapons Training Before Authorizing School Personnel Or Concealed Weapon Permit Holders To Carry Weapons On School Property, Or Prohibit School Personnel Or Concealed Weapon Permit Holders From Carrying Weapons On School Property.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0021

Title: Firearms

Description: Provide That A Person May Use A Firearm To Kill Or Attempt To Kill Any Animal During Any Season In Self-defense, Defense Of Another, Or Defense Of Domestic Animals, To Provide That A Person Who Uses Deadly Force Against A Big Game Animal Or Alligator Must Report The Incident To The Department Of Natural Resources, To Provide That Certain Animal Carcasses Taken Pursuant To This Section May Not Be Retained, And To Provide A Penalty For Failure To Report The Incident Or Surrender The Carcass To The Department Of Natural Resources.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Fish, Game and Forestry

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

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S0073

Title: Second Amendment and Home Protection Weekend

Description: Relating To The Second Amendment Weekend Tax Exemption For Certain Firearms, To Include An Exemption For Residential Home Protection Products.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Finance

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0085

Title: Jacob Hall's Law

Description: Relating To Carrying Weapons On School Property, To Enact Jacob Hall's Law To Clarify That School Personnel Authorized By School Officials May Carry A Weapon On School Property In Addition To Law Enforcement Officers And Personnel And To Allow The School Officials To Require Weapons Training Before Authorizing School Personnel To Carry Weapons On School Property.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0088

Title: Concealed weapons

Description: Relating To A Public Or Private Employer's Posting Of A Sign Prohibiting The Carrying Of A Concealed Weapon On The Employers' Premises, To Create A Cause Of Action For A Concealed Weapons Permit Holder Who Is Injured While On The Premises Of An Employer Who Has Prohibited The Concealed Weapons Permit Holder From Carrying A Concealed Weapon; To Amend Section 16-23-20 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To The Unlawful Carrying Of Handguns And Exceptions, To Create An Exception To Allow Anyone To Carry A Concealed Weapon During A Mandatory Evacuation Order Declared By The Governor And To Place Certain Time Periods On This Exception; To Amend Article 4, Chapter 31, Title 23 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To Concealed Weapons Permits, By Adding Section 23-31-218, To Create An Institutional Concealed Weapons Permit, To Require The State Law Enforcement Division To Promulgate Regulations Relating The Curriculum And Training Required To Obtain An Institutional Concealed Weapons Permit, And To Allow Institutional Concealed Weapons Permit Holders To Carry A Concealable Weapon In Schools, Daycares, Churches, And Hospitals; And To Amend Section 56-3-1230 Of The 1976 Code, Relating To License Plate Specifications, To Require The Department Of Motor Vehicles To Issue A Sticker To Each Concealed Weapons Permit Holder Who Is A Vehicle Owner That Must Be Affixed To The Vehicle Owner's License Plate To Indicate The Vehicle Owner Is A Concealed Weapons Permit Holder.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0143

Title: Firearms Criminal Background Checks

Description: Require That A National Instant Criminal Background Check Must Be Completed And Delivery Of A Firearm To A Purchaser Or Transferee May Not Take Place Until The Results Of All Required Background Checks Are Known And The Purchaser Or Transferee Is Not Prohibited From Delivery Of The Firearm.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0158

Title: Offences involving weapons

Description: Relating To Offenses Involving Weapons, By Adding Article 9, To Require That No Gun Transfer Preceded By A Criminal Background Check May Proceed, Unless The Criminal Background Check Has Concluded That The Sale May Proceed, Until At Least Twenty-eight Days Have Passed From The Initiation Of The Background Check, And To Provide For Criminal Penalties For Violations Of This Article.

Last Action: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0159

Title: Firearms

Description: Relating To Firearms, By Adding Article 11, To Require That No Gun Transfer Preceded By A Criminal Background Check May Proceed, Unless The Criminal Background Check Has Concluded That The Sale May Proceed, Until At Least Twenty-eight Days Have Passed From The Initiation Of The Background Check, And To Provide For Criminal Penalties For Violations Of This Article.

Last Action: Referred to Subcommittee: Turner (ch), Malloy, Kimpson, Climer, Goldfinch

Last Action Date: April 4, 2017

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