Current Status BillNumber: 3527 Ratification Number: 616 Act Number: 506 Introducing Body: House Subject: Relating to the unlawful purchase or possession of beer and wine by persons under ageView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A506, R616, H3527)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-370, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF BEER AND WINE BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF NINETEEN WHICH WILL CHANGE TO TWENTY YEARS OF AGE ON JANUARY 1, 1985, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT PERSONS EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND OVER LAWFULLY EMPLOYED TO SERVE OR REMOVE BEER, WINE, AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN ESTABLISHMENTS LICENSED TO SELL THE BEVERAGES ARE NOT DEEMED TO BE IN UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF THE BEVERAGE DURING THE COURSE AND SCOPE OF THEIR DUTIES AS EMPLOYEES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Eighteen year olds not deemed in unlawful possession of beer and wine
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-370 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by an act of 1984 bearing ratification number 483, is further amended by adding the following paragraph at the end:
"Persons, eighteen years of age and over, lawfully employed to serve or remove beer, wine, or alcoholic beverages in establisments licensed to sell such beverages are not deemed to be in unlawful possession of the beverages during the course and scope of their duties as an employee. The provisions of this paragraph shall in no way affect the requirement that a bartender must be at least twenty-one years of age."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 28th day of June, 1984.