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Now in Effect: South Carolina Legalizes Open Carry for CCDW Permit Holders

Now in Effect: South Carolina Legalizes Open Carry for CCDW Permit Holders

Today, a law went into effect allowing all South Carolina concealed weapon permit holders to open carry firearms. The law also includes provisions to review and prohibit state enforcement of federal laws that limit carrying firearms.

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South Carolina Committee Approves Measure to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Set Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibion

South Carolina Committee Approves Measure to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Set Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 20, 2018) – Yesterday, a South Carolina House committee passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify unconstitutional federal cannabis prohibition in practice. A bipartisan coalition introduced House Bill 3521 (H3521) last year and it carried over to the 2018 session. The legislation…

South Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

South Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 3, 2018) – Last week, a South Carolina Senate committee passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify unconstitutional federal cannabis prohibition in practice. A coalition of four Democrats and two Republicans introduced Senate Bill 212 (S212) on Jan 10. The legislation would…

South Carolina House Unanimously Passes Bill to Expand Healthcare Freedom

South Carolina House Unanimously Passes Bill to Expand Healthcare Freedom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2018) – On Wednesday, the South Carolina House unanimously approved a measure that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. A bipartisan coalition of 12 representatives introduced House Bill 4643 (H4643) on Jan. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

South Carolina Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

South Carolina Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2018) – A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses without penalty. Passage of this bill would enable South Carolinians to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program…

South Carolina Senate Bill Would Create Foundation to Review and Reject Unconstitutional Federal Acts

South Carolina Senate Bill Would Create Foundation to Review and Reject Unconstitutional Federal Acts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2018)  – A bill filed in the South Carolina Senate would create a joint legislative committee to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws, creating a foundation to take further action to nullify unconstitutional federal acts in effect. Senator Rex F. Rice (R-2) filed Senate Bill 855 (S855) January 9. The proposed…

South Carolina Bill Would Take First Step Toward Closing Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole

South Carolina Bill Would Take First Step Toward Closing Federal Asset Forfeiture Loophole

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 21, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to minimize the policing for profit motive and would partially close a loophole that allows state and local police to circumvent more strict state forfeiture laws by passing cases off to the feds. Rep.…

South Carolina Bill Would Create Process to Review Constitutionality of Federal Acts

South Carolina Bill Would Create Process to Review Constitutionality of Federal Acts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 19, 2017) –  A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would create a joint legislative committee to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws, setting the stage to take further action to nullify unconstitutional federal acts in effect. Rep. Gary Smith (R-Greenville) prefiled House Bill 4453 (H.4453) for introduction in the 2018…