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A220, R239, S1039
Sponsors: Senator Verdin
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Introduced in the Senate on January 30, 2008
Introduced in the House on March 25, 2008
Passed by the General Assembly on April 17, 2008
Governor's Action: May 14, 2008, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto overridden
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/30/2008 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 1/30/2008 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-6 2/5/2008 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Hutto (ch), Jackson, Knotts, Massey 3/12/2008 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-10 3/13/2008 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-14 3/13/2008 Senate Read second time SJ-14 3/18/2008 Senate Read third time and sent to House SJ-26 3/25/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-23 3/25/2008 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-23 4/9/2008 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-51 4/15/2008 House Debate adjourned until Wednesday, April 16, 2008 HJ-37 4/16/2008 House Read second time HJ-19 4/17/2008 House Read third time and enrolled HJ-33 5/8/2008 Ratified R 239 5/14/2008 Vetoed by Governor 5/15/2008 Senate Veto overridden by originating body Yeas-46 Nays-0 5/21/2008 House Veto overridden Yeas-100 Nays-2 HJ-127 6/2/2008 Copies available 6/2/2008 Effective date 05/21/08 6/4/2008 Act No. 220
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(A220, R239, S1039)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 23-31-510, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST REGULATION OF CERTAIN MATTERS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LOCAL GOVERNING BODY MAY NOT ENACT REGULATIONS OR ORDINANCES THAT REGULATE A LANDOWNER FROM DISCHARGING A FIREARM ON A PARCEL OF LAND COMPRISED OF AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE CONTIGUOUS ACRES TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY, EMPLOYEES, THE GENERAL PUBLIC, OR THE PROPERTY FROM ANIMALS POSING A DIRECT THREAT OR DANGER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 23-31-510 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 23-31-510. No governing body of any county, municipality, or other political subdivision in the State may enact or promulgate any regulation or ordinance that regulates or attempts to regulate:
(1) the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, or any combination of these things; or
(2) a landowner discharging a firearm on the landowner's property to protect the landowner's family, employees, the general public, or the landowner's property from animals that the landowner reasonably believes pose a direct threat or danger to the landowner's property, people on the landowner's property, or the general public. For purposes of this item, the landowner's property must be a parcel of land comprised of at least twenty-five contiguous acres. Any ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms that does not specifically provide for an exclusion pursuant to this item is unenforceable as it pertains to an incident described in this item; otherwise, the ordinance is enforceable."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of May, 2008.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 5/14/08.
Veto overridden by Senate -- 5/15/08.
Veto overridden by House -- 5/21/08.
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