The South Carolina Legislative Council is offering access to the unannotated South Carolina Code of Laws on the Internet as a service to the public. The unannotated South Carolina Code on the General Assembly's website is now current through the 2009 session. The unannotated South Carolina Code, consisting only of Code text and numbering, may be copied from this website at the reader's expense and effort without need for permission.
The Legislative Council is unable to assist users of this service with legal questions. Also, legislative staff cannot respond to requests for legal advice or the application of the law to specific facts. Therefore, to understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult your own private lawyer regarding all legal questions.
While every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the unannotated South Carolina Code available on the South Carolina General Assembly's website, the unannotated South Carolina Code is not official, and the state agencies preparing this website and the General Assembly are not responsible for any errors or omissions which may occur in these files. Only the current published volumes of the South Carolina Code of Laws Annotated and any pertinent acts and joint resolutions contain the official version.
Please note that the Legislative Council is not able to respond to individual inquiries regarding research or the features, format, or use of this website. However, you may notify Legislative Printing, Information and Technology Systems at LPITS@scstatehouse.gov regarding any apparent errors or omissions in content of Code sections on this website, in which case LPITS will relay the information to appropriate staff members of the South Carolina Legislative Council for investigation.
Title 55 - Aeronautics
PROTECTION OF AIRPORTS AND AIRPORT PROPERTY
SECTION 55-13-10. Authority of counties to make rules and regulations.
The governing body of any county in which there is a United States Air Force base or airfield may make reasonable rules and regulations prohibiting, within a reasonable distance from the base or airfield, (a) the erection of any building, tower or other structure or the allowing of natural growth or other hazard to aircraft, above certain maximum heights which shall be increased at varying distances from the base or airfield and (b) the use of land in a manner which will create electrical interference with radio communication between aircraft and the base, confuse or impair visibility in the vicinity of the base or otherwise endanger the landing, taking-off, or maneuvering of aircraft using the base.
SECTION 55-13-20. Hearing prerequisite to effectiveness of rules and regulations.
The rules and regulations authorized by Section 55-13-10 shall become effective only after a public hearing, notice of which shall be published at least once a week for two weeks in a newspaper published and in general circulation in the county affected thereby.
SECTION 55-13-30. Penalties for violation of rules and regulations.
After they become effective, it shall be unlawful for any person to violate such rules and regulations and any person violating any of them shall, upon conviction, be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days. Each day of the violation shall constitute a separate offense.
SECTION 55-13-40. Trespassing, parking, driving or drag racing on airport property.
(1) It shall be unlawful, without proper authority, for any person to trespass, park, drive or drag race upon airport property.
(2) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall upon conviction be fined not less than two hundred dollars nor more than six hundred dollars or imprisoned for not less than two months nor more than six months or both in the discretion of the trial judge. In addition to such penalty, the driver of such vehicle who violates the provisions of this section shall upon conviction, entry of a plea of guilty or forfeiture of bail have his driver's license revoked for a period of one year. Any person violating the provisions of this section by acquiescing in or permitting the driving of his car shall, upon conviction, be fined not to exceed one hundred dollars or imprisoned for a period not to exceed thirty days, or both, in the discretion of the court and, in addition thereto, shall have his driver's license and the registration of his vehicle suspended for a period of three months.