South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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H. 3138

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy and Erickson
Document Path: l:\council\bills\dka\3027jh17.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on May 11, 2017
Last Amended on May 10, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Special permits

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/15/2016  House   Prefiled
  12/15/2016  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary
   1/10/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 89)
   1/10/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 89)
    5/3/2017  House   Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 64)
    5/9/2017  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson
    5/9/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 72)
    5/9/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-92  Nays-15 (House Journal-page 72)
   5/10/2017  House   Amended (House Journal-page 15)
   5/10/2017  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 15)
   5/10/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-80  Nays-18 (House Journal-page 18)
   5/11/2017          Scrivener's error corrected
   5/11/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
   5/11/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 7)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/15/2016
5/3/2017
5/10/2017
5/11/2017

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AMENDED

May 10, 2017

H. 3138

Introduced by Reps. Stavrinakis, McCoy and Erickson

S. Printed 5/10/17--H.    [SEC 5/11/17 9:42 AM]

Read the first time January 10, 2017.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-550, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SPECIAL PERMITS FOR USE AT FAIRS AND SPECIAL FUNCTIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MAY ISSUE PERMITS TO SELL BEER AND WINE AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ON MULTIPLE DAYS AT A FESTIVAL ON ONE APPLICATION, AND TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR "FESTIVAL"; AND TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-2000, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO TEMPORARY PERMITS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE MAY ISSUE LICENSES TO SELL ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR BY THE DRINK AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ON MULTIPLE DAYS AT A FESTIVAL ON ONE APPLICATION, AND TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION OF "FESTIVAL".

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Section 61-4-550 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 259 of 2010, is further amended by adding subsections at the end to read:

"(E)    The department may issue permits to sell beer and wine at multiple locations on multiple days at a festival on one application.

(F)    For purposes of this section, 'festival' means a program of cultural events or entertainment."

SECTION    2.    Section 61-6-2000 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 67 of 2011, is further amended by adding subsections at the end to read:

"(E)    The department may issue licenses to sell alcoholic liquors by the drink at multiple locations on multiple days at a festival on one application.

(F)    For purposes of this section, 'festival' means a program of cultural events or entertainment."

SECTION    3.     Section 61-4-1515(A), as last amended by Act 36 of 2013, is further amended to read:

(A)    A brewery licensed permitted in this State is authorized to offer samples of sell beer to consumers on its licensed permitted premises, provided that the beer is brewed on the licensed permitted premises with an alcoholic content of twelve percent by weight, or less, subject to the following conditions:

(1)    sales to or samplings by consumers must be held in conjunction with a tour by the consumer of the licensed permitted premises and the entire brewing process utilized at the licensed permitted premises;

(2)    sales or samplings shall not be offered or made to, or allowed to be offered, made to, or consumed by an intoxicated person or a person who is under the age of twenty-one;

(3)(a)    no more than a total of forty-eight ounces of beer brewed at the licensed permitted premises, including amounts of samples offered and consumed with or without cost, shall be sold to a consumer for on-premises consumption within a twenty-four hour period; and

(b)    of that forty-eight ounces of beer available to be sold to a consumer within a twenty-four hour period, no more than sixteen ounces of beer with an alcoholic weight of above eight percent, including any samples offered and consumed with or without cost, shall be sold to a consumer for on-premises consumption within a twenty-four hour period;

(4)    a brewery must develop and use a system to monitor the amounts and types of beer sampled or sold to a consumer for on-premises consumption;

(5)    a brewery must sell the beer at the licensed permitted premises at a price approximating retail prices generally charged for identical beverages in the county where the licensed permitted premises are located;

(6)    a brewery must remit appropriate taxes to the Department of Revenue for beer sales in an amount equal to and in a manner required for excise taxes assessed by the department. A brewery also must remit appropriate sales and use taxes and local hospitality taxes;

(7)    a brewery must post information that states the alcoholic content by weight of the various types of beer available in the brewery and the penalties for convictions for:

(a)    driving under the influence;

(b)    unlawful transport of an alcoholic container; and

(c)    unlawful transfer of alcohol to minors.

And, the information shall be in signage that must be posted at each entrance, each exit, and in places in a brewery seen during a tour;

(8)    a brewery must provide department or DAODAS approved alcohol enforcement training for the employees who serve beer on the licensed permitted premises to consumers for on-premises consumption, so as to prevent and prohibit unlawful sales, transfer, transport, or consumption of beer by persons who are under the age of twenty-one or who are intoxicated; and

(9)    a brewery must maintain a liquor liability insurance policy or a general liability insurance policy with a liquor liability endorsement in the amount of at least one million dollars for the biennial period for which it is licensed permitted. Within ten days of receiving its biennial license permit, a brewery must send proof of this insurance to the State Law Enforcement Division and to the Department of Revenue, where the proof of insurance information shall be retained with the department's alcohol beverage licensing section.

SECTION    4.    Section 61-4-1515(B), as added by Act 223 of 2014, is amended to read:

(B)    In addition to the sampling and sales provisions set forth in subsection (A), a brewery licensed permitted in this State is authorized to sell beer produced on its licensed permitted premises to consumers on site for on-premises consumption within an area of its permitted and licensed premises approved by the rules and regulations of the Department of Health and Environmental Control governing eating and drinking establishments and other food service establishments. These establishments also may apply for a retail on-premises consumption permit for the sale of beer and wine of a producer not produced on the licensed premises that has been purchased from a wholesaler through the three-tier distribution chain set forth in Section 61-4-735 and Section 61-4-940.

SECTION    5.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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