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Bill Number: 522 Ratification Number: 129 Act Number 91 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Temporary permits issued to nonprofit organizations allowing the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages
(A91, R129, S522)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 61-5-170, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TEMPORARY PERMITS ISSUED TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ALLOWING THE POSSESSION AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR AND BEVERAGES FOR A PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, SO AS TO ALSO PERMIT THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR AND BEVERAGES BY THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS DURING THIS TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD UPON OBTAINING A PERMIT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Sale of alcoholic beverages permitted
SECTION 1. Section 61-5-170 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 61-5-170. In addition to the provisions of Section 61-5-85, the Commission may issue a temporary permit to allow the possession, sale, and consumption of alcoholic liquor and beverages. This permit is valid for a period not to exceed twenty-four hours, and may be issued only to bona fide nonprofit organizations that have been in existence and operating for at least twelve months prior to the date of application, to nonprofit educational foundations, and to political parties and their affiliates duly certified by the Secretary of State. The Commission shall charge a nonrefundable filing fee of thirty-five dollars for processing each application. The Commission in its sole discretion shall specify the terms and conditions of the permit."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.