Current Status Bill Number:
4355Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980113Primary Sponsor: FlemingAll Sponsors: Fleming, Haskins, Leach, Meacham, Sandifer and WalkerDrafted Document Number: jic\5050htc.98Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJDate of Last Amendment: 19980210Subject: Alcohol liquor retail establishments, proximity requirements extended to include day care facilities, Minors
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19980212 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee House 19980212 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19980211 Debate adjourned until Thursday, 19980212 House 19980210 Amended, read second time House 19980204 Committee report: Favorable with 25 HJ amendment House 19980113 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee House 19971203 Prefiled, referred to Committee 25 HJView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
February 10, 1998
Introduced by Reps. Fleming, Haskins, Leach, Meacham, Sandifer and Walker
S. Printed 2/11/98--H.
Read the first time January 13, 1998.
TO AMEND SECTION 61-6-120, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PROXIMITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ESTABLISHMENTS AND PLACES OF BUSINESS WITH LIQUOR LICENSES, SO AS TO EXTEND THESE REQUIREMENTS TO CHILD DAYCARE FACILITIES AND TO DEFINE "CHILD DAYCARE FACILITIES".
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 61-6-120(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 458 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"(A) The department shall not grant or issue any license provided for in this article or Article 7 of this chapter, if the place of business is within three hundred feet of any church, school, child day care facility, or playground situated within a municipality or within five hundred feet of any church, school, child day care facility, or playground situated outside of a municipality. Such distance shall must be computed by following the shortest route of ordinary and legal pedestrian or vehicular travel along the public thoroughfare from the nearest point of the grounds in use as part of such church, school, child day care facility, or playground, which, as used herein in this section, shall be is defined as follows:
(1) 'church', an establishment, other than a private dwelling, where religious services are usually conducted;
(2) 'school', an establishment, other than a private dwelling where the usual processes of education are usually conducted; and
(3) 'playground', a place, other than grounds at a private dwelling, which is provided by the public or members of a community for recreation; and
(4) 'child day care facility', an establishment required to be licensed or registered pursuant to Subarticle 11, Article 13, Chapter 7 of Title 20, and includes such facilities for which licensing is voluntary.
The above restrictions do not apply to the renewal of licenses, and they do not apply to new applications for locations which are licensed at the time the new application is filed with the department, or to new applications for locations if the church, school, child day care facility, or playground moved within the prohibited distance while the location was licensed and the new application is filed within one year of the end of the licensing period for the previous license."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 1998.