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Sponsors: Senators McConnell, Knotts, Cleary, Elliott, Leventis, Hutto, O'Dell, Leatherman and Ford
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3218, 3624
Introduced in the Senate on February 13, 2007
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary
Summary: Importers and foreign brewers of beer agreements
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/13/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-12 2/13/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-12 2/16/2007 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Gregory (ch), Elliott, Anderson, Ritchie, Cleary
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TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-1115, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO AGREEMENTS BETWEEN IMPORTERS AND FOREIGN BREWERS OF BEER WHICH ARE BINDING ON SUCCESSOR IMPORTERS, SO AS TO REVISE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SO THAT THE PROVISIONS ALSO APPLY TO DOMESTIC BRANDS OF BEER AND TO STIPULATE THAT WHEN A PRODUCER OR PRIMARY AMERICAN SOURCE OF SUPPLY TRANSFERS, CONVEYS, OR ASSIGNS A BRAND OF BEER TO ANOTHER PRODUCER OR PRIMARY AMERICAN SOURCE OF SUPPLY, THE ASSIGNMENT OF TERRITORY OF THAT BRAND TO A WHOLESALER, AS REQUIRED BY LAW, IS BINDING ON THE SUCCESSOR PRODUCER OR PRIMARY AMERICAN SOURCE OF SUPPLY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 61-4-1115 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 173 of 2005, is further amended to read:
For the purpose of this article, when a registered producer is an importer of beer produced by a brewer located outside of the United States, the importer is considered to be the agent of the foreign brewer and an agreement subject to the provisions of this article between a wholesaler and the importer is binding on a successor importer of beer produced by that foreign brewer, its successor, or its assignee. For the purpose of this article and Article 13 of this chapter, when a producer, as defined in Section 61-4-300, or the primary American source of supply, as defined in Section 61-4-340, who is registered to sell beer to wholesalers in this State, transfers, conveys, or assigns a brand of beer to another producer or primary American source of supply, the assignment of territory of that brand to a wholesaler, required pursuant to Section 61-4-1300, is binding on the successor producer or primary American source of supply."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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