Gov. Haley announces plan to sign concealed carry bill Tuesday

Governor Nikki Haley has announced her intention to sign the Concealed Carry Reform Bill into law next week.

The Governor made the announcement on her Facebook page Saturday, writing, "Please join us as I sign the Concealed Carry Reform Bill into law Tuesday morning at 10:30, 1st floor lobby of the Statehouse. Everyone is invited! Happy Saturday!"

The bill will allow those with concealed weapon permits to bring their guns into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. Those concealing weapons would not be allowed to drink, and anyone caught doing so would have their permit revoked for five years, and face up to two years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

Businesses can also keep people from bringing weapons in by posting a sign against it.

The bill passed both the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives in January and has been awaiting Haley's signature since January 23rd.