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H 3287 General Bill, By Gilliard
Summary: Games and coin-operated machines
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 12-21-2710, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO TYPES OF GAMES AND COIN-OPERATED MACHINES PROHIBITED BY LAW, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROHIBITION DOES NOT EXTEND TO AN OTHERWISE PROHIBITED MACHINE OR GAME THAT SOLELY ALLOWS FOR THE CONDUCT OF A PROMOTIONAL SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTING A SPECIFIC PRODUCT THROUGH THE AWARDING OF A PRIZE THROUGH THE USE OF A GAME DISPLAY ON THE MACHINE WHICH INCLUDES A SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PROCESS OR THE REVEAL OF A SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE; TO PROVIDE THAT THIS EXCEPTION TO THE PROHIBITION APPLIES ONLY IF NO CONSIDERATION IS REQUIRED FROM THE GAME PLAYER BY WAY OF PURCHASING THE PRODUCT PROMOTED BY THE SWEEPSTAKES OR OTHERWISE, TO PROVIDE THAT SUCH MACHINES MAY BE LICENSED IN LOCATIONS IN AREAS ZONED "LIGHT INDUSTRIAL" OR AN EQUIVALENT CATEGORY AND TO IMPOSE A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR ADDITIONAL BIENNIAL LICENSE TAX ON THESE MACHINES THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH MUST BE USED TO PROVIDE HOMELESS SHELTERS AND PROGRAMS FOR THE HOMELESS.
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01/10/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 810)
01/10/13House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 810)



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