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Big News!

By | Member Update

The following amendment was approved by the legislature at the end of the session yesterday and has been sent to the Governor for his signature which is expected next week. SECTION    4.    A.    Section 61-6-140 of the 1976 Code is amended to read: “Section 61-6-140.    No more than three retail dealer…

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Reality Check – Underage Drinking in America

By | Uncategorized

Source: Huff Post Stephen Gray Wallace, Contributor 04/16/2017   The parents of “John” waited to speak with me after my recent presentation at a private, independent school in New England. They appeared anxious, even scared, sharing their son’s response to admonishment over his alcohol use: “Everyone . really, everyone, does it!”   But in high…

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Association President Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling

By | Member Update

The association’s president, John Kelsey offered the following statement to the press yesterday on behalf of the association.   Yesterday’s ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court is an unprecedented decision.   It will eliminate the successful and simple system South Carolina has worked under for nearly 80 years.  Time and time again courts across the…

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How Alcohol and Caffeine Built Civilization

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Source: PJ Media BY TYLER O’NEIL MARCH 14, 2017   Humans have long been addicted to alcohol and caffeine. But these two drugs – which kill those who overdose – have enabled the birth and flourishing of civilization.   Chelsea Follett, managing editor of HumanProgress.org, a project of the CATO Institute, explained exactly how “alcohol and…

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Your association is currently monitoring the following bills:

By | Legislative, Member Update

  Our association’s lobbyist is currently monitoring the following bills on behalf of the ABC Stores Association Membership and the industry: Micro Distillery Tastings http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3137.htm http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/401.htm Festival Alcohol Permits http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3138.htm Baseball Complex Alcohol Permits http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3139.htm http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/334.htm Portable Beer and Wine Coolers http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3547.htm On Premise License Exemption for Schools and Playgrounds http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3549.htm Brew Pubs to Sell Liquor…

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SC — Get Ready . . .

By | Member Update

  Florida: Opposition mounts to tearing down the liquor wall   Source: Tallahassee Democrat James Call  Feb. 15, 2017    The Florida Legislature is considering the repeal of a Prohibition-era rule that restricts liquor sales to package stores. Big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Target want to offer vodka, gin, whiskey and other spirits along…

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