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3086Ratification Number: 350Act Number: 304Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: WilderAll Sponsors: WilderDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\pt\1035htc99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000523Date of Last Amendment: 20000516Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20000530Subject: Alcoholic liquor license, beer and wine permits; newspaper notice, posting requirements; Retail establishments, AlcoholHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20000616 Act No. A304 ------ 20000530 Signed by Governor ------ 20000525 Ratified R350 House 20000523 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification Senate 20000517 Read third time, returned to House with amendment ------ 20000517 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20000516 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 20000504 Recalled from Committee, 11 SJ placed on the Calendar Senate 19990526 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19990525 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19990520 Amended, read second time House 19990519 Debate adjourned House 19990518 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19981209 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJ Versions of This Bill Revised on May 18, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 20, 1999 - Word format Revised on May 4, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 16, 2000 - Word format Revised on May 17, 2000 - Word format
(A304, R350, H3086)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-180, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR BEER OR WINE PERMITS AND ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR LICENSES, SO AS TO REVISE THE NEWSPAPER NOTICE AND NOTICE POSTING REQUIREMENTS.
Be in enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Notice requirements revised
SECTION 1. Section 61-6-180 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 61-6-180. (A) A person who intends to apply for a license under this article or Article 7 of this chapter must advertise at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper circulated nearest to the proposed location of the business and most likely to give notice to interested citizens of the county, city, and community in which the applicant proposes to engage in business. The department must determine which newspapers meet the requirements of this section based on available circulation figures and the proposed location of the business. However, if a newspaper is published in the county and historically has been the newspaper where the advertisements are published, the advertisements published in that newspaper meet the requirements of this section. The notice must be in the legal notice section of the paper or in an equivalent section if the newspaper has no legal notice section, be in large type, cover a space one column wide and not less than two inches deep, and state the type of license applied for, and the exact location at which the proposed business is to be operated. An applicant for a beer or wine permit and an alcoholic liquor license may use the same advertisement for both if the advertisement is approved by the department.
(B) Notice also must be given by displaying a sign for fifteen days at the site of the proposed business. The sign must:
(1) state the type of license sought;
(2) state where an interested person may protest the application;
(3) be in bold type;
(4) cover a space at least twelve inches wide and eighteen inches high; and
(5) be posted and removed by an agent of the division.
The provisions of this section requiring publication of notice do not apply to a person licensed under the provisions of this article or Article 7 of this chapter when the licensee applies to the department for a renewal of his license to engage in the same business at the same location."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies with respect to license applications filed on and after that date.
Ratified the 25th day of May, 2000.
Approved the 30th day of May, 2000.
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