Current Status Bill Number:
3772Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950309Primary Sponsor: ScottAll Sponsors: Scott, Williams, Cave, Kennedy, Beatty, Lloyd, Spearman, White, Cobb-Hunter, Jennings, Knotts, Clyburn, Keegan, Hallman, Inabinett, Mason, Whatley, Fulmer, Breeland, Keyserling, Wofford, Kelley, Stoddard, Allison, Seithel and WilkesDrafted Document Number: DKA\3795CM.95Residing Body: HouseDate of Last Amendment: 19950525Subject: Lotteries
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960131 Rejected House 19960124 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19960131 House 19960111 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, 19960124 House 19950530 Debate adjourned until Friday, 19950602 House 19950529 Read second time House 19950525 Debate interrupted House 19950525 Amended House 19950509 Objection by Representative Simrill Herdklotz Marchbanks Tripp Cooper Easterday Davenport Cain Scott Byrd Lloyd Hines S. Whipper Sandifer Limbaugh Wells Klauber A. Young House 19950503 Recalled from Committee 25 HJ House 19950309 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
May 29, 1995
Introduced by REPS. Scott, Williams, Cave, Kennedy, Beatty, Lloyd, Spearman, White, Cobb-Hunter, Jennings, Knotts, Clyburn, Keegan, Hallman, Inabinett, Mason, Whatley, Fulmer, Breeland, Keyserling, Wofford, Kelley, Stoddard, Allison, Seithel and Wilkes
S. Printed 5/29/95--H.
Read the first time March 9, 1995.
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 7, ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1895, RELATING TO A LOTTERY, SO AS TO ALLOW LOTTERIES TO BE CONDUCTED ONLY BY THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE USE OF THE REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE LOTTERIES.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. It is proposed that Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended to read:
"Section 7. Except when conducted by the State, no lottery shall ever be is allowed or may be advertised by newspapers, or otherwise, or its tickets be sold in this State. Only the State may conduct lotteries as provided for by the General Assembly. The revenues derived from the state lottery must be paid into a state lottery fund to be invested by the State Treasurer with interest earned remaining a part of the fund. No more than fifteen percent of the revenues each year may be used for operational expenses of the state lottery, and fifty percent of the revenues must be expended in prizes. Seventy-five percent of the remaining revenues each year must be used to provide tax reduction for owner-occupied property while twenty-five percent of the remaining revenues each year must be set aside for senior citizens to use as credit toward the purchase of prescription medication, in the manner that the General Assembly provides by law.
The game of bingo, when conducted by charitable, religious, or fraternal organizations exempt from federal income taxation or when conducted at recognized annual state and county fairs, shall is not be deemed considered a lottery prohibited by this section." SECTION 2. The proposed amendment must be submitted to the qualified electors at the next general election for representatives. Ballots must be provided at the various voting precincts with the following words printed or written on the ballot:
"Must Section 7, Article XVII of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to allow lotteries to be conducted only by the State as provided for by the General Assembly with the revenues each year used to provide tax reduction for owner-occupied property and credit toward the purchase of prescription medication by senior citizens, in the manner that the General Assembly provides by law?
Those voting in favor of the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word `Yes', and those voting against the question shall deposit a ballot with a check or cross mark in the square after the word `No'."