§ 37-15-10 Short title
§ 37-15-20 Definitions
§ 37-15-30 Restrictions on representation that a person has won a prize or contest
§ 37-15-40 Form and content of disclosures required as prerequisites to representation that person has chance to win something; exceptions; publisher of violative material not liable
§ 37-15-50 Restriction of representation that person has been specially selected
§ 37-15-60 Use of simulated checks or invoices restricted
§ 37-15-70 Payment of excessive shipping or handling charges as precondition of receipt of gift or prize prohibited
§ 37-15-80 Civil actions to enforce chapter; costs
§ 37-15-90 Violation of this chapter is unfair trade practice
§ 37-15-100 Procedures exempted from application of sections 37-15-40 through 37-15-70

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 37 > Chapter 15 - Prizes and Gifts

  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Handling charge: means a charge, fee, or sum of money that is paid by a consumer to receive a prize, gift, or an item of value including, but not limited to, promotional fees, redemption fees, registration fees, or delivery costs. See South Carolina Code 37-15-20
  • item: means an item or service with monetary value. See South Carolina Code 37-15-20
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See South Carolina Code 37-15-20
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.