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H 4440 - Bans assault weapons

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Wendell Gilliard (D)
Last Action: 1/12/2016 - House - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Includes assault weapons in the list of banned weapons, defines assault weapons and includes a penalty scheme for offenses involving assault weapons.

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Session 121 - (2015-2016)Printer Friendly
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H 4440 General Bill, By Gilliard and Cobb-Hunter
Similar (S 0939)
Summary: Assault weapons
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF CERTAIN OFFENSES INVOLVING WEAPONS, SO AS TO INCLUDE ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE PURVIEW OF THE STATUTE AND INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION AND CREATE A TWO-TIERED PENALTY SCHEME; TO AMEND SECTION 16-23-210, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THE ARTICLE, SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "ASSAULT WEAPON"; AND TO AMEND SECTIONS 16-23-220, 16-23-230, AND 16-23-240, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL TRANSPORTATION; STORING, KEEPING, OR POSSESSING; AND SALE, RENTAL, OR GIVING AWAY OF MACHINE GUNS, MILITARY FIREARMS, SAWED-OFF SHOTGUNS OR RIFLES, RESPECTIVELY, SO AS TO INCLUDE ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE LIST OF WEAPONS BANNED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE STATUTES.
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12/03/15House Prefiled
12/03/15House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/12/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 66)
01/12/16House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 66)



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