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1047Ratification Number: 447Act Number: 335Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 20020221Primary Sponsor: SaleebyAll Sponsors: SaleebyDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18176sd02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020606Date of Last Amendment: 20020605Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020701Subject: Wine tastings, percent of alcohol allowed in wines sampled in retail alcoholic liquor stores; to permit discounts on alcoholic liquors through use of coupons redeemable by mailHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20020716 Act No. A335 ------ 20020701 Signed by Governor ------ 20020606 Ratified R447 Senate 20020606 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20020606 Read third time, returned with amendment ------ 20020606 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020605 Amended, read second time House 20020528 Request for debate by Representative Harrison J. Young Fleming Altman G. M. Smith Hayes Talley Kirsh Merrill Davenport Jennings Hosey Allison Sandifer Moody- Lawrence Riser Walker Edge Witherspoon Ott Wilder Littlejohn Bingham Sinclair ------ 20020528 Scrivener's error corrected House 20020523 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 20020430 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Senate 20020425 Read third time, sent to House Senate 20020424 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments ------ 20020404 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020403 Committee report: Favorable with 11 SJ amendment Senate 20020221 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 3, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 4, 2002 - Word format Revised on April 24, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 28, 2002 - Word format Revised on June 5, 2002 - Word format Revised on June 5, 2002-A - Word format Revised on June 6, 2002 - Word format
(A335, R447, S1047)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-6-1035 SO AS TO PERMIT THE SAMPLING OF WINES CONTAINING OVER SIXTEEN PERCENT BY VOLUME OF ALCOHOL, CORDIALS, AND OTHER DISTILLED SPIRITS SOLD IN A RETAIL ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR STORE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO ADD SECTION 61-6-1560 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A RETAIL DEALER, WHOLESALER, OR PRODUCER MAY OFFER DISCOUNTS ON ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS OR NONALCOHOLIC ITEMS THROUGH THE USE OF PREMIUMS, COUPONS, OR STAMPS REDEEMABLE BY MAIL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 61-6-1035. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 61-6-1500, the sampling of wines containing over sixteen percent by volume of alcohol, cordials, and other distilled spirits sold in a retail alcoholic liquor store is authorized if the sampling is conducted as follows:
(1) No sample may be offered from more than four products at any one time.
(2) No more than one bottle of each of the four products to be sampled may be opened.
(3) The sampling must be held in a designated tasting area of the retail liquor store and all open bottles must be visible at all times. All open bottles must be removed at the conclusion of the tasting.
(4) Samples must be less than one-half ounce for each product sampled.
(5) No person may be served more than one sample of each product.
(6) No sampling may be offered for longer than four hours.
(7) At least ten days before the sampling, a letter detailing the specific date and hours of the sampling must be mailed first class to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
(8) No sample may be offered to, or allowed to be consumed by, an intoxicated person or a person under the age of twenty-one years. This person must not be allowed to loiter on the store premises.
(9) The tastings must be conducted by the manufacturer or an agent of the manufacturer, and must not be conducted by a wholesaler, retailer, or employee of a wholesaler or retailer.
(10) No retail alcoholic liquor store may offer more than one sampling per day."
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 61-6-1560. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a retail dealer, wholesaler, or producer may offer discounts on alcoholic liquors or nonalcoholic items through the use of premiums, coupons, or stamps redeemable by mail."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of June, 2002.
Approved the 1st day of July, 2002.
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