Current Status Bill Number:
3371Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950125Primary Sponsor: McMahandAll Sponsors: McMahand, J. Brown, Tripp, Mason, Herdklotz, Moody-Lawrence, Anderson, Jaskwhich, L. Whipper, Byrd, R. Smith, Shissias, Marchbanks, Robinson, Fair, Lloyd, Davenport, Vaughn, Easterday and BreelandDrafted Document Number: JIC\5282HTC.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 26 HLCISubject: Bingo games
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950125 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-21-3445 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT LOCATIONS WHERE CLASS AA AND CLASS B BINGO GAMES ARE HELD MAY NOT BE WITHIN FIVE MILES OF EACH OTHER AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE METHOD OF MEASURING DISTANCE AND DETERMINING WHICH GAMES MUST BE RELOCATED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 23, Chapter 21, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 12-21-3445. No establishment where Class AA or Class B bingo games are held may be located within five miles of another such establishment. This distance must be computed by following the shortest route of vehicular travel along a public road from the front door of each establishment. Where establishments are not in compliance with this limitation, the department shall require license-holder organizations to relocate games based on the length of time the organization has occupied the same premises for the game, with the location used continuously by the same organization the longest allowed to remain. The department shall revoke the license of any organization which fails to comply with the requirements of this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect January 1, 1996.