Current Status Bill Number:
3522Ratification Number: 96Act Number: 29Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970225Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: Sharpe, Riser, Witherspoon, Webb and BarfieldDrafted Document Number: pt\2957dw.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970416Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19970521Subject: Warehouse receipt forms, use of electronic warehouse receipts authorized; Agriculture
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19970604 Act No. A29 ------ 19970521 Signed by Governor ------ 19970515 Ratified R96 Senate 19970416 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19970416 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Wednesday, 19970416 Senate 19970410 Committee report: Favorable 01 SANR 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 19970225 Introduced, read first time, 20 HANR referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A29, R96, H3522)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 39-22-80, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR WAREHOUSE RECEIPT FORMS DESIGNED OR APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF ELECTRONIC WAREHOUSE RECEIPTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Warehouse receipt forms
SECTION 1. Section 39-22-80 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 436 of 1990, is amended to read:
"Section 39-22-80. The warehouse receipt forms must be designed or otherwise approved by the commissioner. All orders for the printing of warehouse receipts and bale tags must be preapproved by the department. The receipts must be numbered and the warehouse receiving the forms shall account for each receipt. The receipts may have the lithographed or engraved signature of the commissioner but they must be signed with pen and ink, indelible pencil, or mechanical device approved by the commissioner, by the authorized manager of the licensed warehouse. However, the Commissioner of Agriculture is authorized to accept and process Electronic Warehouse Receipts (EWR) from qualified providers, as defined by pertinent federal regulations governing EWR, and in so doing, is further authorized to exempt EWR from the provisions of this chapter to the extent these provisions are in conflict with pertinent federal regulations governing EWR, or to the extent that application of the provisions of this chapter renders acceptance and processing of EWR by the department impracticable."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 21st day of May, 1997.