2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 103

(HB 1211)

A grace period after the expiration of a concealed carry permit.


        ENTITLED, An Act to provide for a grace period after the expiration of a permit and a warning ticket for carrying a concealed pistol while in possession of an expired permit.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That chapter 23-7 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    Upon the expiration of a permit to carry a concealed pistol that was issued pursuant to this chapter, the permit holder has a sixty-day grace period to renew the permit. During the grace period, the permit holder may continue to carry a concealed pistol and the permit holder is not in violation of § 22-14-9.

    Notwithstanding this provision, a law enforcement officer may issue a warning ticket to any permit holder during the grace period who is carrying a concealed pistol with an expired permit. The warning ticket shall provide notification that the permit holder's permit is expired and that the permit holder has sixty days from the expiration date to renew the permit.

    Section 2. That the code be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    The grace period provided in section 1 of this Act does not apply to any permit holder who committed a crime that would make it unlawful for the permit holder to own or possess a gun, or a permit holder who attempted to renew the holder's permit, but was denied renewal upon application for a reason provided in § 23-7-7.1.

     Signed March 8, 2017
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