General Appropriations Bill H. 3400 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997
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1 H79 - SECTION 24 - DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY
3 1. (AH: Publication Distribution) The Commission is authorized to supply one free copy of each new publication to
4 the libraries of all institutions of higher learning in the State, and to each member of the Commission and its Directors; to
5 the State Library; to each Public Library which is approved for a cash allotment by the South Carolina State Library.
6 2. (AH: Use of Proceeds) The proceeds of training sessions, sales of publications, reproductions of documents, repair
7 of documents, research fees, handling charges, and the proceeds of sales of National Register of Historic Places certificates
8 and plaques by the Archives Department shall be deposited in a special account in the State Treasury, and may be used by
9 this department to cover the cost of additional training sessions, publication, reproduction expenses, repair expenses, and
10 National Register of Historic Places certificates and plaques, and selected Historic Preservation Grants.
11 3. (AH: Nat'l. Historic Preservation Program) The funds earned from the United States Department of Interior by the
12 South Carolina Department of Archives and History for administering the National Historic Preservation Program in this
13 State, with the exception of the appropriate amount of indirect cost reimbursement to the General Fund, must be deposited
14 in a special account in the State Treasury, to be used by this department for a Historic Preservation Grants program that will
15 assist historic properties throughout South Carolina. From this fund, the Department may contribute a sum, not to exceed
16 $175,000 annually, to the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation to assist in activities designed to support and
17 enhance capital fund raising efforts. The Foundation will provide accounting for these funds at the end of each fiscal year.
18 Any funds donated to the Department by the Foundation will be deposited in the Historic Preservation Grants Program
19 account for use in funding other state historic preservation projects.
20 4. (AH: Disposal of Materials) Upon prior approval of the Commission, the agency may remove certain record and
21 non-record materials from its collections by gift to another public or nonprofit institution or by sale at public auction. This
22 is a supplemental form of disposition beyond that recognized in the Public Records Act for the retention, copying, and
23 destruction of public records; and it pertains only to those accessioned Archives materials having a market value and which
24 duplicate existing archival material, fall outside the scope of the Archives collection policy, or have no further possible
25 research value. All funds realized through sale by public auction shall be placed in a special account to be used for improved
26 access to and preservation of the state archives collections. The Commission shall report annually to the Budget and Control
27 Board regarding such dispositions.
28 5. (AH: Technical Assistance and Review Fees) The Department of Archives and History is authorized to charge a
29 fee of $35 for providing technical assistance in repairing and rehabilitating historically significant properties. The agency
30 may also charge fees based on the following fee schedule for investment tax credit reviews for historically significant
31 properties under the Federal Investment Tax Credit Program or other programs requiring review of compliance with federal
33 A fee of $250 is authorized for review of proposed or ongoing rehabilitation work for all projects. Fees for review of
34 completed rehabilitation work is based on the dollar amount spent on the rehabilitation as follows:
36 FEE SIZE OF REHABILITATION
38 $ 500 $ 5,000 to $ 99,999
39 $ 800 $ 100,000 to $499,999
40 $1,500 $ 500,000 to $999,999
41 $2,500 $1,000,000 or more
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1 If a review of proposed or on-going rehabilitation work has been made prior to submission of the Request for
2 Certification of Completed Work, the Department will deduct the $250 from the total owed for review of completed
3 rehabilitation work. In general, each rehabilitation of a certified historic structure will be considered a separate project when
4 computing the amount of the fee.
5 Revenues from these fees will be retained, carried forward and used by this department for Historic Preservation
6 programs assisting historic properties throughout South Carolina.
7 Revenues received from application fees for reviewing and certifying the rehabilitation work on historic properties under
8 the review compliance program will be retained by the agency.
9 6. (AH: Funding to Maintain Archival Materials) Funds remaining from the $300,000 appropriated in FY 1993-94
10 will be deposited in a special account and carried forward to the next fiscal year. These funds will not be considered as part
11 of the 10% carry forward in General Fund appropriations. Funds will be expended for supplies, procedures, and equipment
12 designed to preserve the Archives collection. The Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees shall be furnished a
13 report annually detailing such expenditures.
14 7. (AH: History Center Funding) Funds appropriated for the Department of Archives and History, History Center must
15 be used by the State Budget and Control Board and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History who are directed
16 to proceed expeditiously with the design and construction of a replacement facility for the Department of Archives and
17 History's current facility on Senate Street in Columbia. This shall include, but not be limited to, awarding a contract to begin
18 construction. To finance the project, state funding appropriated in this act or any other appropriation act shall be expended
19 in the order authorized funding becomes available for the History Center. Additional funding is to be provided from other
20 sources as may be determined by the General Assembly. If interim financing is necessary, the State Treasurer may provide
21 interim financing. Of the funds appropriated in this act and/or any other funds appropriated in any other appropriation act
22 for construction of the South Carolina History Center, $2,000,000 shall support the National Endowment for the Humanities
23 Challenge Grant (CH-20306), be used to match Endowment funds and be expended for the approved purposes of this grant,
24 specifically construction of the South Carolina History Center.
25 8. (AH: Historical Burial Ground) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 24, $100,000 may be expended in
26 FY 96-97 for historical burial ground preservation.
28 H83 - SECTION 25 - CONFEDERATE RELIC ROOM AND MUSEUM
30 1. (CRR: Artifacts Disposition) No artifacts owned by the State in the collection and exhibits of the Confederate Relic
31 Room shall be permanently removed or disposed of except by a Concurrent Resolution of the General Assembly.
32 2. (CRR: Confederate Relic Room Location) Notwithstanding Act 313 of 1919 and Section 59-117-60, Code of Laws
33 of 1976, the War Memorial Building erected at the corner of Sumter and Pendleton Streets in the City of Columbia shall
34 continue to be used by the Confederate Relic Room and further utilization of the building shall be arranged between the
35 University of South Carolina and the Director of the Confederate Relic Room the custody and control of the building shall
36 be forthwith transferred to the South Carolina Budget and Control Board.
37 3. (CRR: Research/Copy Fee) The Confederate Relic Room is authorized to collect, retain and expend fees from
38 research and photographic processing requests and from the sale of promotional items.
39 4. (CRR: Appointment of Director) The Director of the Confederate Relic Room shall be appointed by the Executive
40 Director of the South Carolina Budget and Control Board and shall serve at his pleasure.
41 5. (CRR: Donations) The Confederate Relic Room is authorized to receive donations of funds and artifacts and to
42 expend these donations for the restoration, preservation and display of the collection to supplement state monies
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1 appropriated for such purposes.
2 6. (CRR: Confederate Museum Relocation) It is the intent of the General Assembly that, as soon as space becomes
3 available, the Confederate Museum shall relocate to the Columbia Mills Building where it will be retained as a separate
4 and distinct facility, under the State Budget and Control Board.
6 H87 - SECTION 26 - STATE LIBRARY
8 1. (LIB: Aid to Counties Libraries Allotment) The amount appropriated in this section for "Aid to County Libraries"
9 shall be allotted to each county on a per capita basis according to the official United States Census for 1990, as aid to the
10 County Library. No county shall be allocated less than $15,000 under this provision. To receive this aid, local library
11 support shall not be less than the amount actually expended for library operations from local sources in the second preceding
13 2. (LIB: Exempt Across-the-Board Reduction) In the calculation of any across-the-board cut mandated by the Budget
14 and Control Board or General Assembly, the amount which the State Library pays to South Carolina Heritage Associates
15 for rent in the Mt. Vernon Mill shall be excluded from the State Library's base budget.
16 3. (LIB: Information Service Fees) The State Library may charge a fee for costs associated with information delivery
17 and retain such funds to offset the costs of maintaining, promoting and improving information delivery services.
18 4. (LIB: Continuing Education Fees) The State Library may charge a fee for costs associated with continuing
19 education and retain such funds to offset the costs of providing continuing education opportunities.
20 5. (LIB: (Aid To County Libraries Restrictions) No county which receives state funding through the "Aid to County
21 Libraries" allotment shall charge a South Carolina resident an out of county borrower's fee. In the event a county charges
22 said fee, the county shall forfeit its "Aid to County Libraries" allotment.
24 H91 - SECTION 27 - ARTS COMMISSION
26 1. (ARTS: Professional Artists Contract) Where practicable, all professional artists employed by the Arts Commission
27 in the fields of music, theater, dance, literature, musical arts, craft, media arts and environmental arts shall be hired on a
28 contractual basis as independent contractors. Where such a contractual arrangement is not feasible employees in these fields
29 may be unclassified, however, the approval of their salaries shall be in accord with the provisions of Section 72.19 of this
31 2. (ARTS: Special Revolving Account) Any income derived from Arts Commission sponsored arts events or by gift,
32 contributions, or bequest now in possession of the Arts Commission including any federal or other funds balance remaining
33 at the end of the prior fiscal year, shall be retained by the Commission and placed in a special revolving account for the
34 Commission to use solely for the purpose of supporting the programs provided herein. Any such funds shall be subject to
35 the review procedures as set forth in Act 651 of 1978.
36 3. (ARTS: Grant Funds Equitable Disbursement) The Commission shall make every effort to disburse state and federal
37 grant funds to counties in the most equitable manner possible. Counties that have demonstrated initiative in seeking support
38 and developing arts programs are to be given consideration when funds are disbursed.
39 4. (ARTS: Partial Indirect Cost Waiver) The Commission is allowed to apply a 15% indirect cost rate for continuing
40 federal grants for which they must compete. The Commission shall apply the full approved negotiated rate to the Basic State
41 Grant and any new grants received by the Commission.
1 H95 - SECTION 28 - STATE MUSEUM COMMISSION
3 1. (MUSM: Duplicate Materials) The Commission may give (away) natural history materials in its possession for
4 educational purposes, such materials being less than museum quality or duplicative of materials owned by the Museum
6 2. (MUSM: Removal From Collections) The Commission may remove objects from its museum collections by gift
7 to another public or nonprofit institution, by trade with another public or nonprofit institution, by public sale, by transfer
8 to the Commission's education, exhibit, or study collections or to its operating property inventory; or as a last resort, by
9 intentional destruction on the condition that the objects so removed meet with one or more of the following criteria: (1) they
10 fall outside the scope of the S. C. Museum Commission's collections as defined in the Collection Policy dated January 20,
11 1993, (2) they are unsuitable for exhibition or research, (3) they are inferior duplicates of other objects in the collection, or
12 (4) they are forgeries or were acquired on the basis of false information; funds from the sale of such objects will be placed
13 in a special revolving account for the Commission to use solely for the purpose of purchasing objects for the collections of
14 the State Museum.
15 3. (MUSM: Museum Store) The Museum Commission shall establish and administer a museum store in the State
16 Museum. This store may produce, acquire, and sell merchandise relating to historical, scientific, and cultural sources. All
17 profits received from the sale of such merchandise shall be retained by the Museum Commission in a restricted fund to be
18 carried forward into the following fiscal year. These funds may be used for store operations, publications, acquisitions,
19 educational programs, exhibit production and general operating expenses provided that the expenditures for such expenses
20 are approved by the General Assembly in the annual Appropriation Act.
21 4. (MUSM: Traveling Exhibits Fees) The Museum Commission may rent or sell exhibits and exhibit components and
22 the Commission may retain such funds and use them to offset the cost of developing, maintaining, promoting, and improving
23 the changing exhibit program and to support general operations, provided that the expenditures for such expenses are
24 approved by the General Assembly in the annual Appropriation Act. Any unexpended revenue from these sources may be
25 carried forward into the current fiscal year to be expended for the same purposes.
26 5. (MUSM: Retention of Revenue) The Museum Commission may retain revenue received from admissions, program
27 fees, facility rentals, professional services, donations and other miscellaneous operating income and may expend such
28 revenue for general operating expenses provided that such expenditures are approved by the General Assembly in the annual
29 appropriations act. Any unexpended revenue from these sources may be carried forward into the current fiscal year to be
30 expended for the same purposes.
31 6. (MUSM: Across-the-Board Cut Exemption) In the calculation of any across-the-board cut mandated by the Budget
32 and Control Board or General Assembly, the amount which the Commission pays to the South Carolina Heritage Associates
33 for rent of the Museum's rent shall be excluded from the Museum's base budget.
34 7. (MUSM: School Tour Fee Prohibition) The Commission may not charge admission fees to groups of children from
35 South Carolina who have made reservations that are touring the museum as part of a school function.
37 L32 - SECTION 38 - HOUSING, FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
39 1. (HFDA: Federal Rental Assistance Administrative Fee Carry Forward) All federal rental assistance administrative
40 fees shall be carried forward to the current fiscal year for use by the Authority in the administration of the federal programs
41 under contract with the Authority. No State funds are to be used in the administration of these programs.
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1 2. (HFDA: Program Expenses Carry Forward) For the prior fiscal year monies withdrawn from the Authority's various
2 bond-financed trust indentures and resolutions, which monies are deposited with the State Treasurer to pay program
3 expenses, may be carried forward by the Authority into the current fiscal year. By October 1, of the current fiscal year, a
4 report shall be submitted to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, detailing the amount
5 carried forward and a detailed budget for its expenditure.
7 P12 - SECTION 44 - FORESTRY COMMISSION
9 1. (FC: Surplus Property Exemption) The South Carolina Forestry Commission may retain and apply all receipts, less
10 the cost of disposition incurred by the Division of Operations - Office of General Services, from the sale of surplus forest
11 firefighting equipment toward the purchase of forest firefighting equipment.
12 2. (FC: Ladies Island Fire Tower/Pickens Area Office) The South Carolina Forestry Commission is authorized to sell
13 1.02 acres of real property with improvements, known as Ladies Island Fire Tower site located in Beaufort County and to
14 use the receipts from the sale for construction of the Pickens Area Office and in the Commission's Capital Improvements
16 3. (FC: Grant Funds Carry Forward) The S.C. Forestry Commission is authorized to use unexpended federal grant
17 funds in the current year to pay for expenditures incurred in the prior year.
18 4. (FC: Field Trials Permit Fee) Trials held at H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreational Area
19 which are issued a field trial permit by the Department of Natural Resources shall pay, per day of use, a facility use fee of
20 $250 plus $20 per dog entered. This fee is in addition to the utility fee charged by the S. C. Forestry Commission. Revenue
21 received will be deposited in the H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreational Area line item within the
22 S. C. Forestry's Commission's budget and will be used cooperatively with the Department of Natural Resources and Parks,
23 Recreation and Tourism for personal service funds, infrastructure, maintenance, enhancement and operation of the field
24 trial area program in conjunction with the S. C. Commission on Sporting Dogs and Field Trials. A report of fees collected
25 and disbursements made during FY 97-98 will be made to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance
26 Committee by August 31, 1998.
27 5. (FC: Forestry Warden Technician Training Program) Of the funds appropriated herein, $175,000 shall be used
28 to provide personal service funds for forest fire wardens who enroll in the Forestry Warden Technician Program. Forest
29 wardens will be awarded a ten percent increase upon enrollment in the Forestry Warden Technician Training Program.
30 An additional ten percent increase will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Forest Warden Technician Training
33 P16 - SECTION 45 - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
35 1. (AGRI: Market Bulletin) The Market Bulletin shall be mailed only to those persons who request it in writing and
36 a record of each request shall be maintained by the Department. The Department shall biennially purge the subscription
37 list through use of a coupon printed in the Bulletin.
38 2. (AGRI: Fruit/Vegetable Inspectors Subsistence) A daily subsistence allowance of up to $30.00 may be allowed for
39 temporarily employed fruits and vegetables inspectors from funds generated by fruits and vegetables inspection fees and
40 budgeted under Other funds in Program IV Marketing Services, E. Inspection Services, in lieu of reimbursements for meals
41 and lodging expense.
42 3. (AGRI: Commodity Boards Expenditures) Expenditures made for the various Commodity Boards (as budgeted
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1 under Other funds in Program IV.C. Marketing Services: Commodity Boards) are exempt from regulations under the
2 Procurement Act of 1981.
3 4. (AGRI: Mobile Lab Fee) The Commissioner of Agriculture may set a nominal fee, not to exceed ten dollars, per
4 analysis performed by the Department's mobile laboratory. These fees may be retained and expended by the Department
5 of Agriculture to offset other operating expenses incurred by the mobile laboratory.
7 P20 - SECTION 46 - CLEMSON UNIVERSITY - PSA
9 1. (CU-PSA: Revenue Credited to General Fund) All revenues derived from the Regulatory and Public Service
10 Division covered in this section must be remitted to the credit of the General Fund.
11 2. (CU-PSA: Employer Contributions Carry Forward) That amount accrued and expended for employer contributions
12 associated with accrued salaries and wages but not remitted by June 30, of the prior fiscal year, may be carried forward to
13 the current fiscal year.
14 3. (CU-PSA: Pesticide Revenue) The first $140,000 in revenue from pesticide registration fees must be retained by
15 Regulatory and Public Service Programs to apply to expenses of centralizing its personnel and relocating its laboratories
16 from the Poole Agricultural Center. All revenues collected from pesticide registration fees in excess of $140,000 and up
17 to $50,000 of revenues collected from Structural Pest Control Businesses for Business licensing must be retained by
18 Regulatory and Public Service Programs to carry out provisions of the S.C. Pesticide Control Act as amended and pursuant
19 to regulations related to this Act.
20 4. (CU-PSA: Phytosanitary Certificates) Revenues collected from the issuance of phytosanitary certificates shall be
21 retained by the Division of Regulatory and Public Service for the purpose of carrying out phytosanitary inspections.
22 5. (CU-PSA: Witness Fee) The Public Service Activities of Clemson University are hereby authorized to charge a
23 witness fee of $100.00 per hour up to $400.00 per day for each employee testifying as an expert witness in civil matters
24 which do not involve the State as a party in interest. This fee shall be charged in addition to any court prescribed payment
25 due as compensation or reimbursement for judicial appearances and deposited into a designated revenue account.
27 P24 - SECTION 47 - DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
29 1. (DNR: County Funds) Funds belonging to each of the counties of the State, now on hand or hereafter accruing to
30 the counties, shall be expended on approval of a majority of the respective county delegation, including the resident senator
31 or senators, if any. An annual accounting for all such funds and expenditures shall be furnished by the Department to each
32 member of each county delegation; it being the intent of the General Assembly that the appropriations made in this section
33 are conditioned upon compliance with this requirement. In addition to the annual accounting required above, the
34 Department shall make a proposal for expenditures of such funds in the succeeding fiscal year in each county to the members
35 of the respective county legislative delegation, including the resident senator or senators, if any; and upon approval thereby
36 shall proceed with the use of such funds in compliance with the finalized and approved plan as approved by each legislative
37 delegation. If no plan is approved, the expenditure of such funds is to be administered as determined by the various
38 legislative delegations.
39 2. (DNR: County Game Funds/Equipment Purchase) Any equipment purchased by the Department from county game
40 funds on approval of a majority of a county delegation, including the resident senator or senators, if any, shall remain in that
41 county upon the request of a majority of the respective county delegation, including the resident senator or senators, if any,
42 and if sold by the Department, the proceeds of such sale shall be credited to such county game fund. Expenditures from the
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1 County Game Fund and the Water Recreation Resource Fund which have the approval of the county delegation shall be
2 exempt from the provisions of Act 651 of 1978, as amended.
3 3. (DNR: Armed Forces Fishing/Hunting License) Any member of the armed forces of the United States who is a
4 resident of South Carolina stationed outside of the state, shall upon presentation of his official furlough or leave papers, be
5 allowed to fish or hunt without purchasing a fishing or hunting license.
6 4. (DNR: Fisheries) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 50-9-460, one-half of all proceeds from the sales under
7 50-9-460 shall be allocated to the Department for the propagation and conservation of fisheries resources.
8 5. (DNR: Publications Revenue) For the current fiscal year all revenue generated from the sale of the 'South Carolina
9 Wildlife' magazine, its by-products and other publications, shall be retained by the Department and used to support the
10 production of same in order to allow the magazine to become self-sustaining.
11 6. (DNR: Casual Sales Tax Collection) The Department of Natural Resources shall continue to collect the casual sales
12 tax as contained in the contractual agreement between the Department of Revenue and Taxation and the Department of
13 Natural Resources and the State Treasurer is authorized to reimburse the Department on a quarterly basis for the actual cost
14 of collecting the casual sales tax and such reimbursement shall be paid from revenues generated by the casual sales tax.
15 7. (DNR: Temporary Transfer of Conservation Officers) Without expending additional personal service funds,
16 conservation officers may be temporarily transferred for a period not to exceed six months, to counties requiring additional
17 law enforcement manpower. When a conservation officer is transferred under the authority of this provision, any county
18 game funds which are expended for the acquisition of supplies and equipment must be expended from the game fund of the
19 county to which the officer is transferred.
20 8. (DNR: General Assistance County Appropriation) The appropriations in this section for "Aid To Conservation
21 Districts" shall be used by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts for general assistance to the district's program. No
22 district shall receive any funds under this provision unless the county or counties wherein the district is located shall have
23 appropriated no less than three hundred dollars to the district from county funds for the same purposes.
24 9. (DNR: Proportionate Funding) Each of South Carolina's 46 Soil and Water Conservation Districts shall receive a
25 proportionate share of funding set aside for Aid to Conservation Districts up to $8,000 per district. Available funding above
26 $8,000 for each district will be apportioned by the Department of Natural Resources based upon local needs and priorities
27 as determined by the Board.
28 10. (DNR: Carry Forward - Contract for Goods & Services) If any funds accumulated by the Department of Natural
29 Resources Geology Program, under contract for the provision of goods and services not covered by the Department's
30 appropriated funds, are not expended during the preceding fiscal years, such funds may be carried forward and expended
31 for the costs associated with the provision of such goods and services.
32 11. (DNR: Revenue Carry Forward) The Department may collect, expend and carry forward revenues derived from
33 the sale of goods and services in order to support aerial photography, map services, climatology data and geological services.
34 The Department shall annually report to the Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees the amount of revenue
35 generated from the sale of these goods and services.
36 12. (DNR: Clothing Allowance) The Department of Natural Resources is hereby authorized to provide Natural
37 Resource Enforcement Officers on special assignment with an annual clothing allowance (on a prorata basis) not to exceed
38 $400 per officer for required clothing used in the line of duty.
39 13. (DNR: Purchase of Jocassee Gorges) Of the funds expended for land acquisition by Heritage Trust of the
40 Department of Natural Resources, at least one half of the funds shall be applied to purchase land in the Jocassee Gorges.
41 In the event that funds for the purchase of Jocassee Gorges is included in the Bond Bill, then the Heritage Trust of the
42 Department of Natural Resources is relieved of the requirements of this proviso.
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1 14. (DNR: Field Trial Permits) Pursuant to R.123-96 (Field Trial Regulations), field trial permit requests are to be
2 accompanied by a payment of twenty dollars per trial.
3 15. (DNR: Pagers Service Fee) Upon the request of a county delegation, the Department of Natural Resources shall
4 pay the minimum monthly service fee for pagers issued to the Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers
5 from the funds expended by the Department of Natural Resources for operating expenses.
7 P26 - SECTION 48 - SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM
9 1. (SGC: Publications Revenue) Funds generated by the sale of pamphlets, books, and other printed materials, the
10 production of which has been supported by non-state funding, may be deposited in a special account by the Consortium
11 and utilized as Other Funds for the purchase of additional pamphlets, books, and other printed materials for distribution to
12 the public.
14 P28 - SECTION 49 - DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM
16 1. (PRT: Canadian Day) The Department when expending the $85,000 appropriation herein contained for a Canadian
17 Promotion shall designate one day of such promotion as "Canadian Day" and notwithstanding any other provision of law,
18 all Canadians shall be allowed admittance to state parks and use of park camping facilities on Canadian Day free of charge.
19 2. (PRT: Boyleston House Gift/Souvenir Shop Revenue) Any monies derived from the Gift/Souvenir Shop at the
20 Boyleston House must be used for the continuing operation of same.
21 3. (PRT: Publications Revenue) The Department is authorized to charge a fee for the cost of vacation guides, research
22 reports, educational conferences, technical planning assistance, technical drawings, and mailing lists. The fee shall offset
23 the actual cost of producing or providing such items and revenue in an amount necessary to offset actual cost shall be
24 retained in a restricted account. Any revenue generated above the actual cost shall be remitted to the General Fund of the
26 4. (PRT: Tourism Funds Sharing Grants) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or appropriation herein
27 contained, the Horry-Georgetown Tourism Commission is not eligible to receive any tourism funds-sharing grants.
28 5. (PRT: Scholarship Program) The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is hereby authorized to establish
29 a scholarship program with Clemson University, South Carolina State University, Sumter Technical College, Trident
30 Technical College, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Technical College of the Low Country, and other South Carolina
31 institutions of higher education for the purpose of assisting students majoring in park-related fields such as park
32 management, interpretation or conservation relative to potential future employment with the State Parks Division.
33 6. (PRT: Employee Bonus) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Parks, Recreation and
34 Tourism shall be allowed to spend monies to provide selected employees a one-time lump sum bonus not to exceed $1,000,
35 based on objective guidelines established by the Budget and Control Board. The Department shall maintain documents
36 verifying that the bonuses funded were from savings resulting from increased efficiency in their operations. Also, agencies
37 using Federal funds for the bonus must show that the use of these funds is in compliance with Federal law. This payment
38 is not a part of the employee's base salary and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employee and employer
39 contributions to respective retirement systems.
40 7. (PRT: Flexibility in Employee Pay Increases) Provided that the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism's
41 operating expenses are funded solely by earned revenue, the agency is granted the flexibility to determine the extent of PRT
42 employee pay increases for FY 97-98. All revenues earned by PRT in excess of the projected $45.8 million in FY 97-98,
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1 shall be solely devoted to providing employee pay increases up to the percentage, and in a manner so designated by the State
2 of South Carolina.
4 P32 - SECTION 50 - DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
6 1. (CMRC: Development - Publications Revenue) The proceeds from the sale of publications may be retained in the
7 agency's printing, binding, and advertising account to offset increased costs.
8 2. (CMRC: Development - Enterprise Development Inc. Contract) The Division of State Development may contract
9 with Enterprise Development, Inc. of South Carolina to provide and perform the following functions:
10 1. State Enterprise Development Strategy to include:
11 a) Technical/management assistance to emerging businesses;
12 b) Risk capital development for emerging businesses;
13 c) Incubator system (emphasis on industry and university-linked
14 incubators) to nurture high growth business ventures;
15 d) Strategic marketing to emerging businesses;
16 e) Regional enterprise development coordination.
17 2. Comprehensive approach to technology transfer to include all industries.
18 3. Educational environment for entrepreneurial development.
19 4. Statewide business information center.
20 These contractual services may be funded through the transfer of up to $550,000 of budgetary monies from the Division
21 of State Development. The corporation, as a condition of receiving the contract, must provide in its charter that the
22 Chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, or their designees, are ex-officio
23 members of the corporate board.
24 3. (CMRC: Economic Dev. Coordinating Council - SCIP Carry Forward) From the amount set aside in 12-27-1270,
25 the Council is authorized to use up to $60,000 to continue to contract with the Division of State Development for the
26 development of the South Carolina Infrastructure-Economic Development Planning Project (SCIP) utilizing Geographic
27 Information Systems, GIS. Any balance on June 30 of the prior fiscal year may be carried forward and expended for the
28 same purposes in the current fiscal year.
29 4. (CMRC: Savannah Valley - Carry Forward) The Division of Savannah Valley Development is hereby authorized
30 to carry forward unexpended funds, regardless of their origin, for the authorized purposes of the Development as specified
31 in its legislation.
32 5. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Civil Air Patrol) The funds appropriated in this section under program VII.T "Civil Air
33 Patrol" shall be expended by the Civil Air Patrol so as to discharge the State's obligations in conjunction with the Civil Air
34 Patrol as outlined in the SARDA Plan, the S. C. Operational Radiological Emergency Response Plan, and assist County and
35 local authorities and other State agencies insofar as permitted by the regulations governing the Civil Air Patrol. All
36 expenditures for equipment and services shall be in accordance with State fiscal policies.
37 6. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Reimbursement for Services Carry Forward) The Division of Aeronautics may retain and
38 expend reimbursements derived from charges to other government agencies for service and supplies for operating purposes
39 and that a reserve not to exceed $300,000 may be carried forward to the current fiscal year for the replacement of time limit
40 aircraft components.
41 7. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Air Force Office Space Rental) Revenue received for rental of office space to the U. S.
42 Air Force may be retained and expended to cover the cost of building operations.
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1 8. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Cost of Utilities) The Division of Aeronautics shall not pay for all or any portion of the cost
2 of utilities at any airport or facility except for buildings occupied by the Division of Aeronautics.
3 9. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Funding Sequence) All General Aviation Airports will receive funding prior to the four air
4 carrier airports (i.e. Columbia, Charleston, Greenville-Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach Jetport) as these qualify for special
5 funding under the DOT/FAA appropriations based on enplanements in South Carolina. This policy may be waived to
6 provide matching State funds for critical FAA safety or capacity projects at air carrier airports.
7 10. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Hangar/Parking Facilities) The Division of Aeronautics will provide hangar/parking
8 facilities for government owned and/or operated aircraft on a first come basis. The funds collected are to be deposited to
9 the General Fund. The Hangar Fee Schedule shall be as follows:
10 Single Engine - $ 50.00 per month
11 Twin Engine - $ 75.00 per month
12 Jet/Turboprop - $100.00 per month
13 Helicopter - $ 75.00 per month
14 Permanent parking/tie down space will be provided at the rate of $20.00 per month for single engine aircraft, or $30.00 per
15 month for twin engine aircraft. Personnel from the agencies owning and/or operating aircraft will be responsible for ground
16 movement of their aircraft.
17 11. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Airport Planning/Development Studies Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June
18 30, of the prior fiscal year, of appropriations to the Division for airport planning and development studies may be carried
19 forward into the current fiscal year, and expended for the same purposes.
20 12. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Airport Development) Any line item appropriation for airports shall be disbursed for eligible
21 airport development items as approved by the Division.
22 13. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Clothing Allowance) The Division of Aeronautics is hereby authorized to provide pilots
23 with an annual clothing allowance (on a pro rata basis) not to exceed $400 per pilot for required clothing used in the
24 performance of their primary duty.
25 14. (CMRC: Contributions Carry Forward) The Department of Commerce is authorized to carry forward unexpended
26 contributions received from member agencies of the Economic Development Coordinating Council to be used for operating
27 expenses and to offset contributions in the current fiscal year.
28 15. (CMRC: Grant Funds Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year, for Matching
29 National Grant Funds, may be carried forward to the current fiscal year and used for matching committed and/or
30 unanticipated grant funds.
31 16. (CMRC: Supplemental Carry Forward) Any unexpended funds from FY 94 Supplemental Appropriation Act
32 (#528), Section 3(11) and Section 3(42) for airport improvements may be carried forward from FY 95 into FY 96 and
33 expended for the same purpose.
34 17. (CMRC: Carry Forward Sale of Aircraft Proceeds) The Department of Commerce may carry forward proceeds from
35 the sale of aircraft to be used for replacement aircraft.