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391Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990121Primary Sponsor: BryanAll Sponsors: BryanDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\jeb\002gas .dmb.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 11 SJSubject: Gasoline, dispense in vehicle and leave without paying unlawful; Fuel, Service stations, Businesses, CrimesHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990121 Introduced, read first time, 11 SJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-13-190 SO AS TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO INTENTIONALLY LEAVE AN ESTABLISHMENT WITHOUT MAKING PAYMENT FOR GASOLINE THAT IS DISPENSED INTO A MOTOR VEHICLE AND TO PROVIDE PENALTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Chapter 13, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-13-190. (A) No person shall drive a motor vehicle so as to cause it to leave the premises of an establishment at which gasoline offered for retail sale was dispensed into the fuel tank of such motor vehicle unless due payment or authorized charge for the gasoline so dispensed has been made.
(B) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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