Current Status Bill Number:
853Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: RybergAll Sponsors: Ryberg, Hayes, Grooms, Wilson, Gregory, Martin, Lander, and RussellDrafted Document Number: res1542.wgrResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Coin-operated nonpayout machines with free play feature, pro rata refunds for certain license fees; Gambling
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980114 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Senate 19971215 Prefiled, referred to Committee 11 SJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO REPEAL SECTION 16-19-60, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NONAPPLICATION OF THE GAMBLING OFFENSES TO COIN-OPERATED NONPAYOUT MACHINES WITH A FREE PLAY FEATURE; TO REPEAL ARTICLE 20, CHAPTER 21, TITLE 12, THE VIDEO GAME MACHINES ACT; 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; AND TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2720, RELATING TO LICENSES REQUIRED FOR COIN-OPERATED DEVICES OR MACHINES, AND SECTION 12-54-40, RELATING TO PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN VIOLATIONS REGARDING TAXES AND LICENSES ENFORCED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, SO AS TO DELETE REFERENCES TO CODE SECTIONS REPEALED BY THIS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 16-19-60 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 2. Article 20, Chapter 21, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 3. 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 4. Subsection (g) of Section 12-54-40 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 5. 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 6. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.