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Sponsors: Reps. Thigpen and Wooten
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 97
Introduced in the House on January 12, 2021
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Summary: Unfair trade practices
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/16/2020 House Prefiled 12/16/2020 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 1/12/2021 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 199) 1/12/2021 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 199)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 39-5-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON WHO ACCEPTS A CHECK FOR A DEFERRED PRESENTMENT TRANSACTION VIOLATES THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT; AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 39, TITLE 34 RELATING TO DEFERRED PRESENTMENT SERVICES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 5, Title 39 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 39-5-45. (A) For the purposes of this section:
(1) 'Check' means a check signed by the maker and made payable to a person for a fee, interest, or other consideration. The name must be preprinted on the face of the check. 'Counter checks' and checks without the name of the maker preprinted on the face of the check may not be accepted.
(2) 'Deferred presentment' means a transaction pursuant to a written agreement involving the following combination of activities in exchange for a fee, interest, or other consideration:
(a) accepting a check dated on the date it was written; and
(b) holding the check for a period of time before presentment for payment of deposit.
(3) 'Person' means an individual, group of individuals, partnership, association, corporation, or other business unit or legal entity.
(B) Pursuant to Section 39-5-20, it is an unfair trade practice for a person to accept a check for deferred presentment or deposit."
SECTION 2. Chapter 39, Title 34 of the 1976 Code is repealed.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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