Current Status Bill Number:
4716Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19960307Primary Sponsor: D. SmithAll Sponsors: D. Smith, Tucker, Jennings and HodgesDrafted Document Number: pt\2334htc.96Residing Body: HouseDate of Last Amendment: 19960502Subject: Beer wholesaler and importer, foreign brewer
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960508 Continued the Bill Senate 19960502 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19960423 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19960417 Committee report: Favorable 11 SJ Senate 19960402 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19960329 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19960328 Objection withdrawn by Representative Law House 19960328 Objection withdrawn by Representative D. Smith House 19960328 Objection withdrawn by Representative Scott Wofford Herdklotz Marchbanks Knotts McMahand S. Whipper Neal Harrison House 19960328 Unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19960328 Read second time House 19960327 Objection by Representative Scott S. Whipper Marchbanks Jaskwhich McMahand Herdklotz Neal D. Smith Cato Law Harrison Knotts Wofford Hodges House 19960320 Committee report: Favorable 26 HLCI House 19960307 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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AS PASSED BY THE SENATE
May 2, 1996
S. Printed 5/2/96--S.
Read the first time April 2, 1996.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-9-1015 SO AS TO MAKE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN A BEER WHOLESALER AND AN IMPORTER OF BEER PRODUCED BY A BREWER OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES BINDING ON ANY SUCCESSOR IMPORTER OF BEER PRODUCED BY THAT FOREIGN BREWER AND TO GIVE THIS PROVISION PROSPECTIVE APPLICATION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 9, Chapter 9, Title 61 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 61-9-1015. For purposes of this article, when a registered producer is an importer of beer produced by a brewer located outside of the United States, the importer is deemed the agent of the foreign brewer, and any agreement subject to the provisions of this article between a wholesaler and the importer is binding on any successor importer of beer produced by that foreign brewer."
SECTION 2. Section 61-9-30 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 61-9-30. All beer Beer or wine sold by wholesalers to the holders of retail licenses in this State shall be sold for cash only at the time of delivery or prior thereto or on credit. Cash shall mean means money or a bona fide check or money order. Any A holder of a retail permit who issues a check in payment for beer or wine with insufficient funds at the bank to cover it shall have violated the provision provisions of this section. This provision for cash payment shall apply to cash section applies to deposits on empties when beer is delivered in returnable containers. This deposit on bottles or draft beer containers shall be must not be less than the charge from the brewery to the wholesaler and in no event less than sixty cents per case of twenty-four twelve-ounce bottles or twelve one-quart bottles."
SECTION 3. Section 61-3-920 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 61-3-920. Wholesale and retail Retail liquor dealers are hereby prohibited from selling alcoholic liquors on credit."
SECTION 4. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies with respect to agreements between a beer wholesaler and an importer executed on and after that date.