Docstoc

Steel Purchase Bill - DOC

Document Sample
Steel Purchase Bill - DOC Powered By Docstoc
					                                   South Carolina General Assembly
                                       117th Session, 2007-2008

A97, R141, H3817

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Reps. G.M. Smith, Weeks and G. Brown
Document Path: l:\council\bills\ms\7248ahb07.doc

Introduced in the House on March 29, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on April 26, 2007
Last Amended on June 5, 2007
Passed by the General Assembly on June 6, 2007
Governor's Action: June 14, 2007, Signed

Summary: Transportation of aluminum


HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

    Date     Body     Action Description with journal page number
 3/29/2007   House    Introduced and read first time HJ-17
 3/29/2007   House    Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-17
 4/11/2007   House    Recalled from Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry HJ-24
 4/11/2007   House    Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-24
 4/24/2007   House    Recalled from Committee on Judiciary HJ-123
 4/25/2007   House    Read second time HJ-34
 4/25/2007            Scrivener's error corrected
 4/26/2007   House    Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-7
 4/26/2007   Senate   Introduced and read first time SJ-5
 4/26/2007   Senate   Referred to Committee on Judiciary SJ-5
 4/26/2007   Senate   Referred to Subcommittee: Hawkins (ch), Sheheen, Lourie, Vaughn
 5/30/2007   Senate   Committee report: Favorable with amendment Judiciary SJ-13
 5/31/2007   Senate   Committee Amendment Adopted SJ-52
 5/31/2007   Senate   Read second time SJ-52
  6/4/2007            Scrivener's error corrected
  6/5/2007   Senate   Amended SJ-30
  6/5/2007   Senate   Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-30
  6/6/2007   House    Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled HJ-5
  6/7/2007            Ratified R 141
 6/14/2007            Signed By Governor
 6/20/2007            Copies available
 6/20/2007            Effective date 06/14/07
 6/27/2007            Act No. 97

View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site


VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

3/29/2007
4/24/2007
4/25/2007
5/30/2007
5/31/2007
6/4/2007
6/5/2007
(A97, R141, H3817)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16-17-680, CODE OF LAWS OF
SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE UNLAWFUL
PURCHASE OR TRANSPORTATION OF COPPER WIRE OR
COPPER PIPE, SO AS TO INCLUDE ALUMINUM, PRODUCTS
CONTAINING A MIXTURE OF COPPER AND ALUMINUM,
AND STAINLESS STEEL BEER KEGS OR CONTAINERS AND
TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR ALUMINUM CANS.

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

Unlawful purchase or transportation of copper, aluminum, and
beer kegs

SECTION 1. Section 16-17-680 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

   “Section 16-17-680. (A) It is unlawful to purchase copper wire,
copper pipe, copper bars, copper sheeting, aluminum, a product that is a
mixture of aluminum and copper, or stainless steel beer kegs or
containers in any amount from a person who is not a holder of a retail
license or an authorized wholesaler or unless the purchaser obtains and
can verify the name and address of the seller. A purchaser of copper
wire, copper pipe, copper bars, copper sheeting, aluminum, a product
that is a mixture of aluminum and copper, or stainless steel beer kegs or
containers shall maintain a record containing the date of purchase,
name and address of seller, weight or length, and size or other
description of copper wire, copper pipe, copper bars, copper sheeting,
aluminum, a product that is a mixture of aluminum and copper, or
stainless steel beer kegs or containers purchased and amount paid for it.
Records must be maintained and kept open for inspection by law
enforcement officials or local and state governmental agencies during
regular business hours. The records must be maintained for twelve
months from the date of purchase. The provisions of this subsection do
not apply to the purchase or sale of aluminum cans.
   (B) It is unlawful for a person to transport or have in his possession
on highways of this State, in a vehicle other than a vehicle used in the
ordinary course of business for the purpose of transporting copper wire,
copper pipe, copper bars, copper sheeting, aluminum, a product that is a
mixture of aluminum and copper, or stainless steel beer kegs or
containers, an amount of copper wire, copper pipe, copper bars, copper
sheeting, aluminum, a product that is a mixture of aluminum and
copper, or stainless steel beer kegs or containers of an aggregate weight
of more than twenty-five pounds, unless the person has in his
possession:
      (1) a bill of sale signed by:
         (a) a holder of a retail license for a business engaged in the
sale of copper wire, copper pipe, copper bars, copper sheeting,
aluminum, a product that is a mixture of aluminum and copper, or
stainless steel beer kegs or containers;
         (b) an authorized wholesaler engaged in the sale of copper
wire, copper pipe, copper bars, copper sheeting, aluminum, a product
that is a mixture of aluminum and copper, or stainless steel beer kegs or
containers;
         (c) a registered dealer in scrap metals; or
      (2) a certificate of origin signed by the sheriff, or his designated
representative, of the county in which the purchase was made.
   (C) The bill of sale or certificate of origin pursuant to subsection (B)
clearly must identify the material to which it applies and show the
name and address of the seller, license plate of the vehicle in which the
material is delivered to the purchaser, identified by license number,
year, and state of issue, the name and address of the purchaser, the date
of sale, and the type and amount of copper wire, copper pipe, copper
bars, copper sheeting, aluminum, a product that is a mixture of
aluminum and copper, or stainless steel beer kegs or containers
purchased.
   (D) A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of
a:
      (1) misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more
than two hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days for a
first offense. This offense is triable in magistrates court;
      (2) misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more
than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or
both, for a second offense;
      (3) misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more
than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than three years, or
both, for a third or subsequent offense. For an offense to be considered
a third or subsequent offense, only those offenses which occurred
within a period of ten years, including and immediately preceding the
date of the last offense shall constitute a prior offense within the
meaning of this section.
   (E) For purposes of this section, the only identification acceptable is
a:
      (1) valid South Carolina driver’s license;
      (2) South Carolina identification card issued by the Department
of Motor Vehicles;

                                    2
     (3) valid driver’s license from another state that contains the
licensee’s picture on the face of the license; or
     (4) valid military identification card.”

Savings clause

SECTION 2. The repeal or amendment by this act of any law, whether
temporary or permanent or civil or criminal, does not affect pending
actions, rights, duties, or liabilities founded thereon, or alter, discharge,
release or extinguish any penalty, forfeiture, or liability incurred under
the repealed or amended law, unless the repealed or amended provision
shall so expressly provide. After the effective date of this act, all laws
repealed or amended by this act must be taken and treated as remaining
in full force and effect for the purpose of sustaining any pending or
vested right, civil action, special proceeding, criminal prosecution, or
appeal existing as of the effective date of this act, and for the
enforcement of rights, duties, penalties, forfeitures, and liabilities as
they stood under the repealed or amended laws.

Time effective

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

Ratified the 8th day of June, 2007.

Approved the 14th day of June, 2007.

                               __________




                                      3

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:7
posted:8/19/2011
language:English
pages:5
Description: Steel Purchase Bill document sample