South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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R282, H3549

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Rep. Cobb-Hunter
Document Path: l:\council\bills\dka\3056jh17.docx

Introduced in the House on January 24, 2017
Introduced in the Senate on April 25, 2017
Last Amended on April 26, 2018
Passed by the General Assembly on May 9, 2018

Summary: Alcohol

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/24/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 25)
   1/24/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 25)
   3/29/2017  House   Committee report: Favorable Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 42)
   3/30/2017  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s). McCravy 
                        (House Journal-page 42)
    4/4/2017  House   Requests for debate-Rep(s). Gagnon, Atwater, Willis, 
                        West, Huggins, Long, Pitts, Hiott, Brown, Hart, 
                        Magnuson, Chumley, Crosby (House Journal-page 20)
    4/4/2017  House   Debate adjourned until Wed., 4-5-17 
                        (House Journal-page 52)
    4/5/2017  House   Debate adjourned until Thur., 4-6-17 
                        (House Journal-page 140)
   4/19/2017  House   Amended (House Journal-page 42)
   4/19/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 42)
   4/19/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-74  Nays-17 (House Journal-page 43)
   4/24/2017  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 17)
   4/25/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 9)
   4/25/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 9)
    2/1/2018  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Shealy (ch), Hutto, Senn
   4/18/2018  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 12)
   4/19/2018          Scrivener's error corrected
   4/25/2018  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 31)
   4/25/2018  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 31)
   4/26/2018          Scrivener's error corrected
   4/26/2018  Senate  Amended (Senate Journal-page 36)
    5/8/2018  Senate  Read third time and returned to House with amendments 
                        (Senate Journal-page 44)
    5/8/2018  Senate  Roll call Ayes-33  Nays-9 (Senate Journal-page 44)
    5/9/2018  House   Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled 
                        (House Journal-page 9)
    5/9/2018  House   Roll call Yeas-99  Nays-5 (House Journal-page 10)
   5/23/2018          Ratified R 282

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/24/2017
3/29/2017
4/19/2017
4/18/2018
4/19/2018
4/25/2018
4/26/2018
4/26/2018-A

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NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R282, H3549)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-120, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO A PERMIT ISSUED FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR IN PROXIMITY TO A CHURCH, SCHOOL, OR PLAYGROUND, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A LICENSE MAY BE ISSUED IF THE DECISION-MAKING BODY OF THE CHURCH, SCHOOL, OR PLAYGROUND AFFIRMATIVELY STATES THAT IT DOES NOT OBJECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE AND TO ALLOW THE DECISION-MAKING BODY OF A SCHOOL TO WITHDRAW ITS STATEMENT DURING THE RENEWAL PERIOD FOR THE LICENSE.

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

School defined

SECTION    1.    Section 61-6-120(A)(2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(2)    'school', an establishment, other than a private dwelling, where the usual processes of education are usually conducted; and"

Alcohol license proximity ban exception

SECTION    2.    Section 61-6-120(C) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(C)(1)        Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (A), the department may issue a license so long as any church, school, or playground located within the parameters affirmatively states that it does not object to the issuance of a license. This subsection only applies to a permit for on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquor.

(2)(a)    Any applicant seeking to utilize the provisions of this subsection must provide a statement declaring the church, playground, or school does not object to the issuance of the specific license sought, as follows:

(i)        if a church, from the decision-making body of the local church;

(ii)    if a playground, from the decision-making body of the owner of the playground;

(iii)    if a school, from the local school district board of trustees of the local public school, governing board of the charter school, or governing authority of the private school.

(b)    If more than one church, school, or playground is located within the parameters set forth in subsection (A), the applicant must provide the statement from all churches, schools, or playgrounds.

(c)    At the time of any renewal period for the specific license, a school, from the local school district board of trustees of the local public school, governing board of the charter school, or governing authority of the private school, may withdraw its statement declaring it does not object to the issuance of the specific license sought by notifying the department of its withdrawal.

(3)    The department may promulgate regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this subsection."

Time effective

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 23rd day of May, 2018.

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President of the Senate

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Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2018.

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Governor

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