Current Status Bill Number:
3462Ratification Number: 160Act Number: 81Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970218Primary Sponsor: DavenportAll Sponsors: DavenportDrafted Document Number: gjk\20090sd.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970529Date of Last Amendment: 19970528Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19970610Subject: Tobacco, leaf; charges for handling, selling; Agriculture
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970630 Act No. A81 ------ 19970610 Signed by Governor ------ 19970604 Ratified R160 Senate 19970528 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 19970528 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment Senate 19970522 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 19970521 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 19970522 Senate 19970521 Committee amendment adopted Senate 19970410 Committee report: Favorable with 01 SANR amendment Senate 19970325 Introduced, read first time, 01 SANR referred to Committee House 19970321 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970320 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19970319 Committee report: Favorable 20 HANR House 19970218 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A81, R160, H3462)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 39-19-220, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE AUTHORIZED CHARGES AND COMMISSIONS FOR HANDLING AND SELLING LEAF TOBACCO, SO AS TO PROVIDE TWO OPTIONAL METHODS FOR DETERMINING THESE CHARGES AND COMMISSIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Determination of charges and commissions revised
SECTION 1. Section 39-19-220 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 39-19-220. (A) The charges and expenses of handling and selling leaf tobacco on the floor of tobacco warehouses must be posted in a conspicuous place and may not exceed the following schedule of prices determined under either subsection (B) or (C) of this section at the option of the warehouse.
(B) The first optional method for determining charges and expenses for handling and selling leaf tobacco on the floor of the tobacco warehouse is:
(1) for auction fees, fifteen cents on all piles of one hundred pounds or less and twenty-five cents on all piles over one hundred pounds;
(2) for weighing and handling, ten cents a pile for all piles of less than one hundred pounds and ten cents for each additional one hundred pounds; and
(3) for commission on the gross sales of leaf tobacco in the warehouses not to exceed two and one-half percent.
(C) The second optional method for determining charges and expenses for handling and selling leaf tobacco on the floor of the tobacco warehouse is a commission not to exceed three percent on the gross sales of leaf tobacco in the warehouses with no auction, weighing, or handling fees.
(D) The proprietor of each warehouse shall render to each seller of tobacco at his warehouse a bill, plainly stating the amount charged for weighing and handling, the amounts charged for auction fees and the commission charged on the sale. It is unlawful for any other charges or fees exceeding those named in this section to be made or accepted.
(E) The charges authorized to be imposed by this section may not be changed except on March first of each year, and the optional method chosen shall remain in effect for a period of one year from that date."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 10th day of June, 1997.