FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 7, 2017
Contact: Reagan C. Kelley
SENATOR RICHARD CASH INTRODUCES FIRST BILL IN STATE SENATE
Legislation Aims to Provide Safety Procedures for All Churchgoers
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Senator Richard Cash, R-Anderson, today prefiled his first legislation since joining the South Carolina Senate in May 2017. The proposal, Senate Bill 769 would permit a concealed weapon permit holder to carry a concealable weapon on school property that is leased by a church for church services.
Under the new proposal, the permit holder must receive express permission from the appropriate church official or governing body, and only applies during the times which the church has the use, pursuant to its lease with the school.
“Many churches now have security teams, so it is not unusual for someone with a concealed weapons permit who is approved by the church to be carrying,” Senator Richard Cash said. “Current law, however, prohibits carrying a concealed weapon on school property. This change would allow churches that lease school facilities to provide for the security of their members as them deem necessary “
Richard Cash was elected to the South Carolina Senate during the Special Election, on May 30, 2017 to fulfill the unexpired term of Kevin L. Bryant, who assumed Office of Lt. Governor. Senator Richard Cash is the resident senator for District 3, representing portions of Anderson County.