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Sponsors: Reps. Harrison, Mack, Rutherford, Sinclair, Brady, Battle, McGee, Ballentine and J.E. Smith
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Introduced in the House on March 7, 2006
Introduced in the Senate on April 25, 2006
Last Amended on April 20, 2006
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Alcoholic liquors
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/7/2006 House Introduced and read first time HJ-5 3/7/2006 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-5 3/9/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Mack, Rutherford 3/15/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Sinclair, Brady, Battle, McGee, Ballentine 3/30/2006 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: J.E.Smith 4/19/2006 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary HJ-43 4/20/2006 House Amended HJ-44 4/20/2006 House Read second time HJ-45 4/20/2006 House Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day HJ-46 4/21/2006 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-3 4/25/2006 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-12 4/25/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-12 4/25/2006 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Elliott (ch), Ford, Knotts, Ritchie, Sheheen 5/17/2006 Senate Committee report: Favorable Judiciary SJ-15
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
May 17, 2006
Introduced by Reps. Harrison, Mack, Rutherford, Sinclair, Brady, Battle, McGee, Ballentine and J.E. Smith
S. Printed 5/17/06--S.
Read the first time April 25, 2006.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4768) to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 61-2-185 so as to authorize consumers to receive merchandise coupons offered by manufacturers, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
DICK ELLIOTT for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
The Department of Revenue reports this bill will have no impact on the General Fund of the State or on federal and/or other funds.
The Board of Economic Advisors is the appropriate entity to address any revenue impact associated with this bill.
Office of State Budget
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-2-185 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE CONSUMERS TO RECEIVE MERCHANDISE COUPONS OFFERED BY MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLIERS, OR IMPORTERS ON THE PURCHASE OF BEER, WINE, AND ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR, TO PROVIDE CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS AS TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THE COUPONS MAY BE OFFERED TO CONSUMERS, AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 2, Title 61 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 61-2-185. (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, scan-backs and scan-downs are prohibited pursuant to this section. A scan-back or scan-down, for purposes of this section, means a rebate paid to a retailer by a brewer, vintner, manufacturer, distiller, wholesaler, or importer, directly or indirectly, or through a clearinghouse for sales that are recorded by a scanner at the time the consumer purchases certain products of that brewer, vintner, manufacturer, distiller, wholesaler, or importer or to a clearinghouse for payment of the rebate. The provisions of this section do not limit or restrict current coupon practices other than scan-backs and scan-downs, as defined herein, which are not permissible in South Carolina. The provisions of this section do not apply to scan-back or scan-down offers made prior to the effective date of this section.
(B) Any brewer, vintner, manufacturer, distiller, wholesaler, importer, or retailer violating the provisions of this section are subject to a civil fine of one hundred dollars for each sale recorded by scanner at the time of purchase by the consumer.
(C) The department shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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