Current Status Bill Number:
356Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19970212Primary Sponsor: HayesAll Sponsors: Hayes, Fair and J. Verne SmithDrafted Document Number: gjk\20066ac.97Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Alcoholic beverages, undercover agent for law enforcement under twenty-one may not be charged, Alcohol
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970212 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-100, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CRIMINAL CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST SELLERS AND BUYERS FOR THE UNLAWFUL PURCHASE OF BEER OR WINE BY A MINOR SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THIS SECTION DOES NOT REQUIRE A MINOR TO BE CHARGED WITH UNLAWFULLY PURCHASING BEER OR WINE IF THE MINOR MADE THE PURCHASE AS PART OF AN INVESTIGATION BEING CONDUCTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 61-4-100 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 415 of 1996, is amended by adding at the end:
"Nothing in this section requires a minor to be charged with a violation of Section 20-7-8920 or Section 61-4-60 if the minor purchases the beer or wine as part of an investigation being conducted by state or local law enforcement."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.