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3898Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010405Primary Sponsor: HarrisonAll Sponsors: Harrison, Jennings and McGeeDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\swb\5291djc01.docCompanion Bill Number: 553Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Beer manufacturer importing beer product of foreign brewer; agreement between binding on successor; Alcoholic beveragesHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20010406 Companion Bill No. 553 House 20010405 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND CHAPTER 4, TITLE 61, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO BEER, ALE, PORTER, AND WINE BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-1115, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT FOR PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 1, CHAPTER 4, TITLE 61, WHEN A REGISTERED PRODUCER IS AN IMPORTER OF BEER PRODUCED BY A BREWER LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, THE IMPORTER IS DEEMED THE AGENT OF THE FOREIGN BREWER AND ANY AGREEMENT SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE BETWEEN A WHOLESALER AND THE IMPORTER IS BINDING ON ANY SUCCESSOR IMPORTER OF BEER PRODUCED BY THAT FOREIGN BREWER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 4, Title 61 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 61-4-1115. For purposes of this article, when a registered producer is an importer of beer produced by a brewer located outside of the United States, the importer is deemed the agent of the foreign brewer and any agreement subject to the provisions of this article between a wholesaler and the importer is binding on any successor importer of beer produced by that foreign brewer."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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