South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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H. 4963

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. Tallon, Moore, Bernstein, Caskey, Clary, Davis, Elliott, King, Mace, Wheeler, Simrill, Rutherford, Bannister, Finlay, Bradley, Collins, Fry, Hyde, Murphy, W. Newton, Rose, Wooten, B. Newton, Sottile, Ridgeway, Ott, Hardee, Bailey, Herbkersman, Bamberg, Daning, Kirby, Atkinson, Felder, Hewitt, Martin, Oremus, Sandifer and Erickson
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Introduced in the House on January 16, 2020
Introduced in the Senate on March 10, 2020
Last Amended on March 4, 2020
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: Alcohol

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   1/16/2020  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 399)
   1/16/2020  House   Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 399)
   2/27/2020  House   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary 
                        (House Journal-page 5)
    3/3/2020  House   Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Erickson
    3/4/2020  House   Amended (House Journal-page 22)
    3/4/2020  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 22)
    3/4/2020  House   Roll call Yeas-94  Nays-12 (House Journal-page 24)
    3/5/2020  House   Read third time and sent to Senate 
                        (House Journal-page 13)
   3/10/2020  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10)
   3/10/2020  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 10)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/16/2020
2/27/2020
3/4/2020

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AMENDED

March 4, 2020

H. 4963

Introduced by Reps. Tallon, Moore, Bernstein, Caskey, Clary, Davis, Elliott, King, Mace, Wheeler, Simrill, Rutherford, Bannister, Finlay, Bradley, Collins, Fry, Hyde, Murphy, W. Newton, Rose, Wooten, B. Newton, Sottile, Ridgeway, Ott, Hardee, Bailey, Herbkersman, Bamberg, Daning, Kirby, Atkinson, Felder, Hewitt, Martin, Oremus, Sandifer and Erickson

S. Printed 3/4/20--H.

Read the first time January 16, 2020.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 61-4-360 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PRODUCER OR WHOLESALER MAY FURNISH OR GIVE CERTAIN SAMPLES OF WINES TO A RETAILER NOT TO EXCEED THREE LITERS ANNUALLY; AND BY ADDING SECTION 61-6-1650 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PRODUCER OR WHOLESALER MAY FURNISH OR GIVE CERTAIN SAMPLES OF WINES IN EXCESS OF SIXTEEN PERCENT ALCOHOL, CORDIALS, OR DISTILLED SPIRITS TO A RETAILER NOT TO EXCEED THREE LITERS ANNUALLY.

Amend Title To Conform

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

SECTION    1.    Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 61 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 61-4-360.    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a producer or wholesaler may furnish or give a sample of wine to a retailer who has not purchased the brand from a producer or wholesaler in the past three hundred sixty-five days. For each retail establishment, a producer or wholesaler may not give more than three liters of any brand of wine annually. If a particular product is not available in a size within the quantity limitations of this section, a producer or wholesaler may furnish to a retailer the next larger size. Samples must be clearly marked 'Sample-Not for resale'. Nothing in this section allows for any sample to be sold or provided to any employees under the age of twenty-one or to a retailer's customers. The producer or wholesaler shall remove all bottles at the conclusion of the sampling. For purposes of this section, the term 'brand' is defined as provided under 27 C.F.R. Section 6.11."

SECTION    2.    Subarticle 1, Article 5, Chapter 6, Title 61 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 61-6-1650.    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a producer or wholesaler may furnish or give a sample of wine in excess of sixteen percent alcohol, cordial, or distilled spirit to a retailer who has not purchased the brand from a producer or wholesaler in the past three hundred sixty-five days. For each retail establishment, a producer or wholesaler may not give more than three liters of any brand of wine in excess of sixteen percent alcohol, cordial, or distilled spirit annually. If a particular product is not available in a size within the quantity limitations of this section, a producer or wholesaler may furnish to a retailer the next larger size. Samples of each bottle or other container must be clearly marked 'Sample-Not for resale'. Nothing in this section allows for any sample to be sold or provided to any employees under the age of twenty-one or to a retailer's customers. The producer or wholesaler shall remove all bottles at the conclusion of the sampling. For purposes of this section, the term 'brand' is defined as provided under 27 C.F.R. Section 6.11."

SECTION    3.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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