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464Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990204Primary Sponsor: RybergAll Sponsors: RybergDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\kgh\15282htc99.docCompanion Bill Number: 3474Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Finance Committee 06 SFSubject: Coin-operated devices, video games with free play feature; Gambling, Taxation, Political Subdivisions, CountiesHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990204 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2793, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE PROXIMITY RESTRICTIONS ON LOCATIONS WITH VIDEO GAMES WITH A FREE PLAY FEATURE TO SCHOOLS, KINDERGARTENS, PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, AND CHURCHES, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE APPLICABLE DISTANCES TO BE COMPUTED FROM THE NEAREST POINTS THE TWO PROPERTIES APPROACH EACH OTHER, TO DELETE AN OBSOLETE PROVISION, AND TO MAKE THIS ACT EFFECTIVE FOR LOCATIONS WITH MACHINES LICENSED AFTER MAY 31, 1999.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-21-2793 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 164 of 1993, is amended to read:
"Section 12-21-2793. Any location which operates or allows the operation of coin-operated machines pursuant to Section 12-21-2720(A)(3) which provides payouts authorized pursuant to Section 16-19-60 may not be located within five hundred feet within a county and within three hundred feet in a municipality of a public or private elementary, middle, or secondary school; a public or private kindergarten; a public playground or park; a public vocational or trade school or technical educational center; a public or private college or university; or house of worship. These distances must be computed from the nearest points that the two properties approach each other. The owner of any location operating in violation of the provisions of this section
shall be is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, must be fined not less than one hundred dollars and not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than sixty days. Each day of operation shall constitute constitutes a separate violation.
The penalty imposed by this section shall not be effective until after September 1, 1993. Any location relocating pursuant to this section may apply to the Tax Commission Department of Revenue for the reissuance of a license without charge.
The provisions of this section do not apply with respect to any location with machines with licenses issued before May
30 31, 1993."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect June 1, 1999, and applies with respect to locations with machines licensed after May 31, 1999.
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