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A194, R218, S779
Sponsors: Senator Davis
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Introduced in the Senate on June 5, 2013
Introduced in the House on April 10, 2014
Last Amended on April 8, 2014
Passed by the General Assembly on May 21, 2014
Governor's Action: June 2, 2014, Signed
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6/5/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 6) 6/5/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 6) 2/11/2014 Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Rankin (ch), Hutto, Bennett 4/2/2014 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 7) 4/3/2014 Scrivener's error corrected 4/8/2014 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 25) 4/8/2014 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 25) 4/8/2014 Senate Roll call Ayes-39 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 25) 4/9/2014 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 35) 4/10/2014 House Introduced and read first time 4/10/2014 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary 5/14/2014 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 5) 5/20/2014 House Read second time (House Journal-page 55) 5/20/2014 House Roll call Yeas-70 Nays-32 (House Journal-page 55) 5/21/2014 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 6) 5/29/2014 Ratified R 218 6/2/2014 Signed By Governor 6/6/2014 Effective date 06/02/14 6/10/2014 Act No. 194
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(A194, R218, S779)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-19-60 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN SOCIAL TILES, CARDS, AND DICE GAMES ARE NOT UNLAWFUL UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Gambling and lotteries, certain social games of tiles, cards, and dice not unlawful under certain circumstances
SECTION 1. Chapter 19, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-19-60. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, it is not unlawful for persons who are members of a club or other social organization to gather for the purpose of engaging in games of tiles, cards, or dice including, but not limited to, canasta, mahjong, and bridge, where the games are played among members in a private residence, home, or community clubhouse or similar structure; no mechanical or electronic devices or machines of any kind, slot machines, pull tabs, punch boards, pull boards, or video games, devices, or machines of any kind are used or incorporated in any way; no person or entity of any kind receives any direct or indirect economic, financial, or monetary benefit of any kind; the host of the game or owner or lessee of the location in which the games are played does not receive any direct or indirect economic, financial, or monetary benefit of any kind; there is no betting, wagering, or gambling of any kind; a bona fide social relationship among the participants exists; and, except for the advantage of skill or luck, the risks of losing or winning are the same for all parties."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 29th day of May, 2014.
Approved the 2nd day of June, 2014.
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