Current Status Bill Number:
4345Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980113Primary Sponsor: WalkerAll Sponsors: Walker, Haskins, Kirsh, Leach, Beck, Robinson, Hamilton, Easterday, McMahand, Tripp, Loftis, Littlejohn, Hawkins, Stille, Cooper, Davenport, Mason, Meacham, Sandifer, Simrill and VaughnDrafted Document Number: gjk\20891htc.98Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and Means Committee 30 HWMSubject: Coin-operated nonpayout machines with free play feature, pro rata refunds on license fees; Gambling
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980113 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to Committee House 19971203 Prefiled, referred to Committee 30 HWMView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2720, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO LICENSES REQUIRED FOR COIN-OPERATED DEVICES OR MACHINES, SO AS TO DELETE A REFERENCE TO A CODE SECTION REPEALED BY THIS ACT; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 20, CHAPTER 21, TITLE 12, THE VIDEO GAME MACHINES ACT; TO REPEAL SECTION 16-19-60 RELATING TO THE NONAPPLICATION OF THE GAMBLING OFFENSES TO COIN-OPERATED NONPAYOUT MACHINES WITH A FREE PLAY FEATURE, AND TO AUTHORIZE PRO RATA REFUNDS FOR LICENSE FEES PAID ON COIN-OPERATED MACHINES WITH A FREE PLAY FEATURE LICENSED ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-21-2720(C) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Section 54C, Part II, Act 155 of 1997, is further amended to read:
"(C) The owner or operator of any coin-operated device which is exempt from Section 16-19-60 and is subject to licensing under Section 12-21-2720(A)(3) and which has multi-player stations, shall purchase a separate license for each such station and any such multi-player station counts as a machine when determining the number of machines authorized for licensure under Section 12-21-2804(A)."
SECTION 2. Article 20, Chapter 21, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 3. Section 16-19-60 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 4. After the effective date of this act, the South Carolina Department of Revenue, upon application, shall issue pro rata refunds of license fees on machines licensed pursuant to Section 12-21-2720(A)(3) of the 1976 Code as of the effective date of this act.
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.