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3558Ratification Number: 419Act Number: 387Introducing Body: HouseSubject: Relating to the requirement that certain signs be posted in retail establishments that sell alcoholic beverages regarding the unlawful purchase of such beverages
(A387, R419, H3558)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 61-9-455, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN SIGNS BE POSTED IN RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS THAT SELL BEER, ALE, PORTER, OR WINE REGARDING THE UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OF BEER, ALE, PORTER, OR WINE, SO AS TO REVISE THE REQUIRED WORDING OF THESE SIGNS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Sign to be posted
SECTION 1. Section 61-9-455 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 414 of 1984, is amended to read:
"Section 61-9-455. Every person engaged in the business of selling at retail beer, ale, porter, or wine shall post in every location for which he has obtained a permit pursuant to Section 61-9-310 a sign with the following words printed thereon: 'The possession of beer, ale, porter, or wine by anyone under twenty years of age is a criminal offense under the laws of this State.' The wording of this sign shall reflect the age of twenty-one effective September 14, 1986. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission shall by regulation prescribe the size of the lettering and the location of the sign on the seller's premises.
Any retail seller of beer, ale, porter, or wine who fails to display the sign required by the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days."
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.