South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 166

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Bennett
Document Path: l:\s-res\sb\004beer.sp.sb.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Beer for on and off-premises consumption

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/12/2018  Senate  Prefiled
  12/12/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    1/8/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 117)
    1/8/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 117)
    3/6/2019  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Turner (ch), Hutto, 
                        M.B.Matthews, Goldfinch, Talley

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/12/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 61-4-1515 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SALES OF BEER FOR ON AND OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION, TO REMOVE LIMITATIONS ON BEER SALES FOR PERMITTED PREMISES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 61-4-1515(E) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(E)    A brewery located in this State is authorized to sell beer on its permitted premises for off-premises consumption, provided that the sealed beer was brewed on the brewery's permitted premises with an alcohol content of fourteen percent by weight or less, subject to the following conditions:

(1)    the maximum amount of beer that may be sold to an individual per day for off-premises consumption shall be equivalent to two hundred eighty-eight ounces in total;

(2)    the beer only shall be sold in conjunction with a tour by the consumer of the permitted premises and the entire brewing process utilized at the permitted premises;

(3)    the beer sold is for personal use only and must not be resold;

(4)(2)    the beer must not be sold to anyone holding a retail beer and wine license for the purpose of resale in their establishment;

(5)(3)    the brewery must sell the beer at the permitted premises at a price approximating retail prices generally charged for identical beverages in the county where the permitted premises are located; and

(6)(4)    the brewery must remit taxes to the Department of Revenue for beer sales in an amount equal to and in a manner required for taxes assessed by Section 12-21-1020 and Section 12-21-1030. The brewery also must remit appropriate sales and use taxes and local hospitality taxes."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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