Current Status Bill Number:
3369Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970205Primary Sponsor: EasterdayAll Sponsors: Easterday, Meacham, Barrett, Quinn, Seithel, Sandifer, Bailey, Woodrum, Beck, Mason, Haskins, R. Smith, Vaughn, Rice, Walker, Cotty, Stille, Whatley, Loftis, Littlejohn, Martin, Moody-Lawrence, Riser, H. Brown, Byrd, Kirsh, Young-Brickell, Whipper, Battle, Tripp and BauerDrafted Document Number: dka\4025cm.97Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJDate of Last Amendment: 19970508Subject: Alcoholic beverages, undercover law enforcement agent under twenty-one may be in possession of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970513 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19970509 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970508 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19970508 House 19970507 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19970205 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
May 8, 1997
Introduced by Reps. Easterday, Meacham, Barrett, Quinn, Seithel, Sandifer, Bailey, Woodrum, Beck, Mason, Haskins, R. Smith, Vaughn, Rice, Walker, Cotty, Stille, Whatley, Loftis, Littlejohn, Martin, Moody-Lawrence, Riser, H. Brown, Byrd, Kirsh, Young-Brickell, Whipper, Battle, Tripp and Bauer
S. Printed 5/8/97--H.
Read the first time February 5, 1997.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-105 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN UNDERAGE PERSON WHO PURCHASES OR POSSESSES BEER, ALE, PORTER, WINE, OR OTHER SIMILAR MALT OR FERMENTED BEVERAGE AS AN UNDERCOVER AGENT FOR A STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY MUST NOT BE CHARGED WITH THE UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OR POSSESSION OF BEER, ALE, PORTER, WINE, OR OTHER SIMILAR MALT OR FERMENTED BEVERAGE.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 61-4-100 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 415 of 1996, is amended to read:
"Section 61-4-100. If a person is charged with a violation of Section 61-4-50 (the unlawful sale of beer or wine to minors), the minor must also be charged with a violation of Section 20-7-370 20-7-8920 (unlawful purchase or possession of beer or wine). In addition, if the minor violated Section 61-4-60 (false information as to age) or if an adult violated Section 61-4-80 (unlawful purchase of beer or wine for a person who cannot lawfully buy), these persons must also be charged with their violations.
Unless the provisions of this section are complied with, no person charged with a violation of Section 61-4-50 may be convicted of the offense.
Nothing in this section requires that charges made pursuant to this section be prosecuted to conclusion; but rather this determination must be made in the manner provided by law.
Nothing in this section requires a minor to be charged with a violation of Section 20-7-8920 or Section 61-4-60 if the minor purchases the beer or wine as part of an investigation being conducted by state or local law enforcement and the minor is eighteen years of age or older."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the governor.