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March 7, 2001
Introduced by Senators Hayes, Branton, Alexander, Ravenel, Leatherman, Grooms, J. Verne Smith, Peeler, Giese, Wilson, Gregory, Hawkins and Ritchie
S. Printed 3/7/01--S.
Read the first time January 31, 2001.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 252) 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, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, beginning on line 27, in Section 61-4-100, as contained in SECTION 1, by striking lines 27 through 30 and inserting therein the following:
/ "A minor shall not be charged with a violation of Section 20-7-8920 or Section 61-4-60 if the minor purchases the beer or wine on behalf of a state or local law enforcement agency as part of an investigation being conducted by the law enforcement agency." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
LUKE RANKIN, for Committee.
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 PROHIBIT A MINOR FROM BEING 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:
"A minor may not 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.
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