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Title 1 - Administration of the Government

CHAPTER 30.

DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT

SECTION 1-30-10. Departments of State Government.

(A) There are hereby created, within the executive branch of the state government, the following departments:

1. Department of Agriculture

2. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services

3. Department of Commerce

4. Department of Corrections

5. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

6. Department of Education

7. Department of Health and Environmental Control

8. Department of Health and Human Services

9. Department of Insurance

10. Department of Juvenile Justice

11. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

12. Department of Mental Health

13. Department of Natural Resources

14. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

15. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

16. Department of Public Safety

17. Department of Revenue

18. Department of Social Services

19. Department of Transportation

20. Department of Employment and Workforce

(B)(1) The governing authority of each department shall be either:

(i) a director, and in the case of the Department of Commerce, the secretary, who must be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, subject to removal from office by the Governor pursuant to provisions of Section 1-3-240;

(ii) a board to be appointed and constituted in a manner provided for by law;

(iii) in the case of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education, the State Commissioner of Agriculture and the State Superintendent of Education, respectively, elected to office under the Constitution of this State; or

(iv) in the case of the Department of Transportation, a seven member commission constituted in a manner provided by law, and a Secretary of Transportation appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Governor.

(2) In making appointments to boards and for department directors, race, gender, and other demographic factors should be considered to assure nondiscrimination, inclusion, and representation to the greatest extent possible of all segments of the population of this State; however, consideration of these factors in no way creates a cause of action or basis for an employee grievance for a person appointed or for a person who fails to be appointed. The Governor in making the appointments provided for by this section shall endeavor to appoint individuals who have demonstrated exemplary managerial skills in either the public or private sector.

(C) Each department shall be organized into appropriate divisions by the governing authority of the department through consolidation or subdivision. The power to reorganize the department supersedes any provision of law to the contrary pertaining to individual divisions; provided, however, the dissolution of any division must receive legislative approval by authorization included in the annual general appropriations act.

Any other approval procedures for department reorganization in effect on the effective date of this act no longer apply.

(D) The governing authority of a department is vested with the duty of overseeing, managing, and controlling the operation, administration, and organization of the department. The governing authority has the power to create and appoint standing or ad hoc advisory committees in its discretion or at the direction of the Governor to assist the department in particular areas of public concern or professional expertise as is deemed appropriate. Such committees shall serve at the pleasure of the governing authority and committee members shall not receive salary or per diem, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred pursuant to the discharge of official duties not to exceed the per diem, mileage, and subsistence amounts allowed by law for members of boards, commissions, and committees.

(E) The department director may appoint deputy directors to head the divisions of their department, with each deputy director managing one or more of the divisions; in the case of the Department of Commerce, the Secretary of Commerce may appoint a departmental executive director and also may appoint directors to manage the various divisions of the Department of Commerce. In making appointments race, gender, and other demographic factors should be considered to assure nondiscrimination, inclusion, and representation to the greatest extent possible of all segments of the population of this State; however, consideration of these factors in making an appointment in no way creates a cause of action or basis for an employee grievance for a person appointed or for a person who fails to be appointed. Deputy directors serve at the will and pleasure of the department director. The deputy director of a division is vested with the duty of overseeing, managing, and controlling the operation and administration of the division under the direction and control of the department director and performing such other duties as delegated by the department director.

(F)(1) In the event a vacancy should occur in the office of department director at a time when the General Assembly is not in session, the Governor may temporarily fill the vacancy pursuant to Section 1-3-210.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subitem (F)(1), as of July 1, 1993, for each department created pursuant to the provisions of this act which must be governed by a single director, an initial interim director shall serve as the governing authority, serving until January 31, 1994. During that period the following departments must be governed by the director or interim director of the following agencies as of June 30, 1993:

(i) Department of Corrections, created pursuant to Section 1-30-30, by the director of the former Department of Corrections;

(ii) Department of Juvenile Justice created pursuant to Section 1-30-60, by the interim director of the former Department of Youth Services;

(iii) Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services created pursuant to Section 1-30-85 by the director of the former Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole;

(iv) Department of Social Services created pursuant to Section 1-30-100, by the director of the former Department of Social Services;

(v) Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism created pursuant to Section 1-30-80, by the director of the former Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism;

(vi) Department of Commerce created pursuant to Section 1-30-25, by the Executive Director of the former State Development Board;

(vii) Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services created pursuant to Section 1-30-20, by the director of the former South Carolina Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

(3) As of December 1, 1993, the Governor must submit to the Senate the names of appointees to the permanent department directorships for those departments created on July 1, 1993 and February 1, 1994. If no person has been appointed and qualified for a directorship as of February 1, 1994, the Governor may appoint an interim director to serve pursuant to the provisions of (F) (1).

(4) Notwithstanding provisions of (2) and (3) to the contrary, the initial interim director of the Department of Public Safety shall be appointed by the Budget and Control Board. The initial interim director may be appointed as the permanent director of the department by the Governor.

(G)(1) Department governing authorities must, no later than the first day of the 1994 legislative session and every twelve months thereafter for the following three years, submit to the Governor and General Assembly reports giving detailed and comprehensive recommendations for the purposes of merging or eliminating duplicative or unnecessary divisions, programs, or personnel within each department to provide a more efficient administration of government services. Thereafter, the Governor shall periodically consult with the governing authorities of the various departments and upon such consultation the Governor shall submit a report of any recommendations to the General Assembly for review and consideration.

(2) The Governor shall report to the General Assembly no later than the second Tuesday in January of 1994, his recommendation for restructuring the following offices and divisions presently under his direct supervision, and as to how each might be restructured within other appropriate departments or divisions amended by this act:

(i) Office of Executive Policy and Programs;

(ii) Office of Energy Programs;

(iii) Office of Personnel and Program Services;

(iv) Office of Research;

(v) Division of Health;

(vi) Division of Economic Opportunity;

(vii) Division of Economic of Development;

(viii) Division of Ombudsman and Citizens' Services;

(ix) Division of Education;

(x) Division of Natural Resources;

(xi) Division of Human Services.

(H) Department governing authorities must submit to the General Assembly by the first day of the 1994 legislative session and every five years thereafter a mission statement that must be approved by the General Assembly by Joint Resolution.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 1994 Act No. 281, Section 1; 1994 Act No. 361, Sections 1, 2; 1995 Act No. 83, Sections 6, 7; 2007 Act No. 114, Section 1, eff June 27, 2007; 2010 Act No. 146, Section 3, eff March 30, 2010; 2012 Act No. 222, Section 1, eff June 7, 2012.

SECTION 1-30-15. Department of Agriculture.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Agriculture:

Department of Agriculture, formerly provided for at Section 46-39-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-20. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services:

(A) South Carolina Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, formerly provided for at Section 44-49-10, et seq.;

(B) Drug-free Schools and Communities Program in the Governor's Office, provided for under grant programs.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-25. Department of Commerce.

The following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property, and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are transferred to and incorporated in and must be administered as part of the Department of Commerce to be initially divided into divisions for Aeronautics, Advisory Coordinating Council for Economic Development, State Development, Public Railways, and Savannah Valley Development:

(A) South Carolina Aeronautics Commission, formerly provided for at Section 55-5-10, et seq.;

(B) Coordinating Council for Economic Development, formerly provided for at Section 41-45-30, et seq.;

(C) Savannah Valley Authority, formerly provided for at Section 13-9-10, et seq.;

(D) existing divisions or components of the Department of Commerce formerly a part of the State Development Board excluding the South Carolina Film Commission; and

(E) South Carolina Public Railways Commission, formerly provided for at Section 58-19-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 1999 Act No. 100, Part II, Section 71; 2000 Act No. 387, Part II, Section 73; 2004 Act No. 299, Section 5, eff July 1, 2004; 2005 Act No. 56, Section 3, eff May 9, 2005, applicable to taxable years beginning July 1, 2004; 2008 Act No. 313, Section 6.A, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 12, 2008); 2008 Act No. 359, Section 1, eff July 1, 2008.

SECTION 1-30-30. Department of Corrections.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Corrections:

Department of Corrections, formerly provided for at Section 24-1-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-35. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs to be initially divided into divisions for Intellectual Disability, Head and Spinal Cord Injury, and Autism; provided, however, that the board of the former Department of Mental Retardation as constituted on June 30, 1993, and thereafter, under the provisions of Section 44-19-10, et seq., shall be the governing authority for the department.

(A) Department of Mental Health Autism programs, formerly provided for at Section 44-9-10, et seq.;

(B) Head and Spinal Cord Injury Information System, formerly provided for at Section 44-38-10, et seq.;

(C) Department of Mental Retardation, formerly provided for at Section 44-19-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-40. Department of Education.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Education:

State Department of Education, provided for at Section 59-5-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-45. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Effective on July 1, 1994, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Health and Environmental Control and to include a coastal division:

(A) Department of Health and Environmental Control, formerly provided for at Section 44-1-10, et seq.;

(B) South Carolina Coastal Council, formerly provided for at Section 48-39-10, et seq.;

(C) State Land Resources Conservation Commission regulatory division, formerly provided for at Section 48-9-10, et seq.;

(D) Water Resources Commission regulatory division, formerly provided for at Section 49-3-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-50. Department of Health and Human Services.

Effective on July 1, 1995, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Health and Human Services:

Department of Health and Human Services Finance Commission, formerly provided for at Section 44-6-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-55. Department of Insurance.

Effective on July 1, 1995, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Insurance:

Department of Insurance, formerly provided for at Section 38-3-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-60. Department of Juvenile Justice.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Juvenile Justice:

Department of Youth Services, formerly provided for at Section 20-7-6805, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-65. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

Effective on February 1, 1994, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to be initially divided into divisions for Labor, State Fire Marshal, and Professional and Occupational Licensing:

(A) Fire Marshal Division of Budget & Control Board, formerly provided for at Section 23-9-10, et seq.;

(B) Department of Labor, formerly provided for at Title 12, Chapter 37; Title 46, Chapter 43; and Title 41, Chapters 1-25;

(C) Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards including:

Accountancy Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-1-10, et seq.;

Architectural Board of Examiners, formerly provided for at Section 40-3-10, et seq.;

Athletic Commission, formerly provided for at Section 52-7-10, et seq.;

Auctioneers Commission, formerly provided for at Section 40-6-10, et seq.;

Barber Examiners Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-7-10, et seq.;

Accessibility Committee for the Building Codes Council, formerly provided for at Section 10-5-210, et seq.;

Building Code Council, formerly provided for at Section 6-9-60, et seq.;

Burglar Alarm Business, formerly provided for at Section 40-79-10, et seq.;

Chiropractic Examiners Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-9-10, et seq.;

Contractors Licensing Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-11-10, et seq.;

Cosmetology Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-13-10, et seq.;

Dentistry Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-15-10, et seq.;

Embalmers and Funeral Directors/Funeral Service Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-19-10, et seq.;

Engineers and Land Surveyors Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-21-10, et seq.;

Environmental Systems Operators Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-23-10, et seq.;

Fire Sprinkler Contractors Board, formerly provided for at Section 23-45-10, et seq.;

Foresters Registration Board, formerly provided for at Section 48-27-10, et seq.;

Geologists Registration Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-77-10, et seq.;

Harbor Pilots/Pilotage Commission, formerly provided for at Section 54-15-40, et seq.;

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, formerly provided for at Section 39-43-20, et seq.;

Manufactured Housing Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-29-10, et seq.;

Modular Appeals Board, formerly provided for at Section 23-43-50, et seq.;

Nursing Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-33-10, et seq.;

Nursing Home Administrators Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-35-10, et seq.;

Occupational Therapy Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-36-10, et seq.;

Optometry Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-37-10, et seq.;

Opticianry Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-38-10, et seq.;

Pharmacy Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-43-10, et seq.;

Physical Therapy Examiners, formerly provided for at Section 40-45-10, et seq.;

Physicians, Surgeons and Osteopaths/Board of Medical Examiners, formerly provided for at Section 40-47-10, et seq.;

Podiatry Examiners, formerly provided for at Section 40-51-10, et seq.;

Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists, formerly provided for at Section 40-75-10, et seq.;

Psychology Board of Examiners, formerly provided for at Section 40-55-20, et seq.;

Pyrotechnic Safety Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-56-10, et seq.;

Real Estate Commission regulating Real Estate Brokers, Counsellors, Salesmen, Auctioneers, and Property Managers, formerly provided for at Section 40-57-10 et seq., and Real Estate Appraisers Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-60-10 et seq.;

Residential Home Builders Board, formerly provided for at Section 40-59-10, et seq.;

Social Worker Board of Examiners, formerly provided for at Section 40-63-10, et seq.;

Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology Board of Examiners, formerly provided for at Section 40-67-10, et seq.;

Veterinary Medical Examiners, formerly provided for at Section 40-69-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 1994 Act No. 385, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-70. Department of Mental Health.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Mental Health to include a Children's Services Division and shall include:

Department of Mental Health, provided for at Section 44-9-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-75. Department of Natural Resources.

Effective on July 1, 1994, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property, and all contractual rights and obligations associated with the agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are transferred to and incorporated in, and must be administered as part of the Department of Natural Resources. The department must be divided initially into divisions for Land Resources and Conservation Districts, Water Resources, Marine Resources, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, and State Natural Resources Enforcement. The South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Commission, as constituted on June 30, 1993, and after that time, under the provisions of Section 50-3-10 et seq. is the governing authority for the department:

(1) Geological Survey of the Research and Statistical Services Division of the Budget and Control Board, to include the State Geologist, formerly provided for at Section 1-11-10, et seq.;

(2) State Land Resources Conservation Commission, less the regulatory division, formerly provided for at Section 48-9-10, et seq.;

(3) South Carolina Migratory Waterfowl Commission, formerly provided for at Section 50-11-20, et seq.;

(4) Water Resources Commission, less the regulatory division, formerly provided for at Section 49-3-10, et seq.;

(5) South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Commission, formerly provided for at Section 50-3-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 1994 Act No. 497, Part II, Section 59B.

SECTION 1-30-80. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

(A) The following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property, and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are transferred to and incorporated in and must be administered as part of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to include a Parks, Recreation and Tourism Division.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, formerly provided for at Sections 51-1-10, 51-3-10, 51-7-10, 51-9-10, and 51-11-10, et seq.

(B)(1) Effective July 1, 2008, the South Carolina Film Commission of the Department of Commerce is transferred to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and becomes a separate division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

(2) The South Carolina Film Commission as established in this section as a division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and transferred to it shall ensure that funds made available to film projects through the South Carolina Film Commission are budgeted and spent so as to further the following objectives:

(a) stimulation of economic activity to develop the potentialities of the State;

(b) conservation, restoration, and development of the natural and physical, the human and social, and the economic and productive resources of the State;

(c) promotion of a system of transportation for the State, through development and expansion of the highway, railroad, port, waterway, and airport systems;

(d) promotion and correlation of state and local activity in planning public works projects;

(e) promotion of public interest in the development of the State through cooperation with public agencies, private enterprises, and charitable and social institutions;

(f) encouragement of industrial development, private business, commercial enterprise, agricultural production, transportation, and the utilization and investment of capital within the State;

(g) assistance in the development of existing state and interstate trade, commerce, and markets for South Carolina goods and in the removal of barriers to the industrial, commercial, and agricultural development of the State;

(h) assistance in ensuring stability in employment, increasing the opportunities for employment of the citizens of the State, devising ways and means to raise the living standards of the people of the State;

(i) enhancement of the general welfare of the people; and

(j) encouragement and consideration as appropriate so as to consider race, gender, and other demographic factors to ensure nondiscrimination, inclusion, and representation of all segments of the State to the greatest extent possible.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 1999 Act No. 100, Part II, Section 71; 2008 Act No. 313, Section 6.B, eff upon approval (became law without the Governor's signature on June 12, 2008); 2008 Act No. 359, Section 2, eff July 1, 2008.

SECTION 1-30-85. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and must be administered as part of the Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services:

Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole, formerly provided for at Section 24-21-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 1995 Act No. 83, Section 8.

SECTION 1-30-90. Department of Public Safety.

The following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities, as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Public Safety to be initially divided into divisions for Highway Patrol, State Police, and Training and Continuing Education.

(A) Law Enforcement Hall of Fame, formerly provided for in Section 23-25-10, et seq.;

(B) State Highway Patrol, formerly provided for in Section 23-5-10, et seq.;

(C) Public Service Commission Safety Enforcement, formerly provided in Section 58-3-310;

(D) Public Safety Division, formerly of the Governor's Office.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 1996 Act No. 459, Section 3; 2003 Act No. 51, Section 8; 2012 Act No. 119, Section 1, eff February 1, 2012.

SECTION 1-30-95. Department of Revenue.

The following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Revenue to be initially divided into divisions for Alcohol Beverage Control and Tax; provided, however, that from July 1, 1993, until February 1, 1995, the governing authority of the department shall be the commissioners of the Tax Commission, as constituted June 30, 1993, and thereafter, pursuant to the provisions of Section 12-3-10, et seq.;

(A) Licensing Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, formerly provided for at Section 61-1-10, et seq.;

(B) Tax Commission, formerly provided for at Section 12-3-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 1996 Act No. 459, Section 4.

SECTION 1-30-100. Department of Social Services.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Social Services:

Department of Social Services, formerly provided for at Section 43-1-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-105. Department of Transportation.

Effective on July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property, and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the Department of Transportation to be initially divided into divisions for Mass Transit, Construction and Maintenance, Engineering and Planning, and Finance and Administration; however, the State Highway Commission as constituted on June 30, 1993, under the provisions of Title 56, shall be the governing authority for the department until February 15, 1994, or as soon as its successors are elected or appointed and qualified, whichever is later.

Department of Highways and Public Transportation, except the Motor Vehicle Division, which was established as the Department of Motor Vehicles by Section 56-1-5, and the State Highway Patrol, formerly provided for at Section 56-1-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1; 2007 Act No. 114, Section 2, eff June 27, 2007.

SECTION 1-30-110. Office of the Governor.

Effective July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the office of the Governor:

(1) Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children provided for at Section 63-11-1310, et seq.;

(2) Guardian Ad Litem Program, formerly provided for at Section 63-11-500, et seq.;

(3) State Office of Victim's Assistance, formerly provided for at Section 16-3-1110, et seq.;

(4) Department of Veterans Affairs, formerly provided for at Section 25-11-10, et seq.;

(5) Commission on Women, formerly provided for at Section 1-15-10, et seq.;

(6) Commission on Aging, formerly provided for at Section 43-21-10, et seq.;

(7) Foster Care Review Board, formerly provided for at Section 63-11-720, et seq.;

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.

SECTION 1-30-120. State Law Enforcement Division.

Effective July 1, 1993, the following agencies, boards, and commissions, including all of the allied, advisory, affiliated, or related entities as well as the employees, funds, property and all contractual rights and obligations associated with any such agency, except for those subdivisions specifically included under another department, are hereby transferred to and incorporated in and shall be administered as part of the State Law Enforcement Division:

(A) Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission enforcement division, formerly provided for at Section 61-1-60, et seq.;

(B) State Law Enforcement Division, formerly provided for at Section 23-3-10, et seq.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1.






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