South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014

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H. 3539

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Rutherford and Sellers
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nl\13139dg13.docx

Introduced in the House on February 19, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on April 15, 2014
Last Amended on May 29, 2014
Currently residing in the Senate

Summary: Sale of alcohol on election day

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/19/2013  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 21)
   2/19/2013  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 21)
    2/4/2014  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Sellers
   3/20/2014  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 10)
   3/26/2014  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s). Hamilton, Hiott, Delleney, 
                        Norman, Toole, Bedingfield, GR Smith, Loftis,Stringer, 
                        Owens, Tallon, Crosby (House Journal-page 56)
    4/9/2014  House   Amended (House Journal-page 86)
    4/9/2014  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 86)
    4/9/2014  House   Roll call Yeas-92  Nays-20 (House Journal-page 88)
   4/10/2014  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 114)
   4/15/2014  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9)
   4/15/2014  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 9)
   5/21/2014  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 12)
   5/28/2014  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 59)
   5/28/2014  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 59)
   5/28/2014  Senate  Roll call Ayes-41  Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 59)
   5/29/2014  Senate  Amended
   5/29/2014  Senate  Read second time
   5/29/2014  Senate  Roll call Ayes-42  Nays-0

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/19/2013
3/20/2014
4/9/2014
5/21/2014
5/28/2014

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

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AMENDED

May 28, 2014

H. 3539

Introduced by Reps. Rutherford and Sellers

S. Printed 5/28/14--S.

Read the first time April 15, 2014.

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-4160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROHIBITION ON THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS ON CERTAIN DAYS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS ON STATEWIDE ELECTION DAYS.

Amend Title To Conform

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 61-6-4160 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 61-6-4160.    It is unlawful to sell alcoholic liquors on Sunday except as authorized by law, on statewide election days Christmas Day, or during periods proclaimed by the Governor in the interest of law and order or public morals and decorum. Full authority to proclaim these periods is conferred upon the Governor in addition to all his other powers. A person who violates a provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be punished as follows:

(a)    for a first offense, by a fine of two hundred dollars or imprisonment for sixty days;

(b)    for a second offense, by a fine of one thousand dollars or imprisonment for one year; and

(c)    for a third or subsequent offense, by a fine of two thousand dollars or imprisonment for two years."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect on July 1, 2014.

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