Bill Text: SC S0023 | 2021-2022 | 124th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Weapons on school property

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-12 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary [S0023 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2021-S0023-Introduced.html


A 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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