Overview of South Carolina Bill S425 | ID scanning for alcohol delivery

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Last updated on March 19th, 2024 at 02:45 pm

South Carolina Bill S425 was passed for digital ID scanning using a handheld ID scanner for alcohol delivery.

Key elements of South Carolina Bill S425

A retail dealer or delivery service licensee may only deliver beer and wine within the time allowed for lawful sales and consumption in the jurisdiction, subject to local option laws in the county for the licensed retail dealer, and as provided in Section 61-4-120. Also, at the time of delivery, a retail dealer or delivery service employee or independent contractor must: (i) use some form of electronic or current state-of-the-art age verification software technology requiring the recipient to provide photographic identification reflecting a date of birth to verify the recipient is at least twenty-one years of age, and must obtain the recipient’s signature, or (ii) if the available software technology is not operable at the point of delivery, then manually record or document the deliverer’s name, the recipient’s name, date of birth, type and number of identification presented and signature before transferring possession of the beer and wine to the intended recipient.