South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 3080

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. S. Jones, Magnuson, Leber, Burns, Chumley, Pace, Kilmartin, Beach, Harris, White, May, Yow, Vaughan, Cromer and Taylor
Document Path: LC-0042DG23.docx

Introduced in the House on January 10, 2023
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Legal tender, gold and silver

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/8/2022 House Prefiled
12/8/2022 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary
1/10/2023 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 60)
1/10/2023 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 60)
1/12/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: White, May, Yow
3/2/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Vaughan
4/20/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cromer
4/26/2023 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Taylor

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/08/2022



A bill

to amend the South Carolina Code of Laws BY ADDING ARTICLE 17 TO CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT GOLD AND SILVER COINS MINTED FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC SHALL BE LEGAL TENDER IN THIS STATE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO PERSON MAY COMPEL ANOTHER PERSON TO TENDER OR ACCEPT GOLD OR SILVER COINS UNLESS AGREED UPON BY THE PARTIES.

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

SECTION 1.   Chapter 1, Title 1 of the S.C. Code is amended by adding:

   Article 17

   Gold and Silver as Legal Tender

   Section 1-1-1110.   To the full extent allowed by Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States, gold and silver coins minted foreign or domestic shall be legal tender in the State of South Carolina under the laws of this State.

   Section 1-1-1120.   No person or other entity may compel another person or other entity to tender or accept gold or silver coin unless agreed upon by the parties.

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

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