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Sponsors: Reps. Toole, Wylie and Hamilton
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Introduced in the House on January 13, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on March 31, 2009
Last Amended on March 25, 2009
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation
Summary: Highway naming
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/9/2008 House Prefiled 12/9/2008 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/13/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-44 1/13/2009 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-45 2/18/2009 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works HJ-4 2/24/2009 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Sellers, Cobb-Hunter, EH Pitts, JE Smith, Owens, Ott, Jefferson, Hosey, Clyburn, Nanney, HB Brown, Jennings, King, Erickson, Knight, Stavrinakis, and McEachern HJ-26 2/26/2009 House Debate adjourned HJ-134 3/3/2009 House Rejected HJ-25 3/3/2009 House Roll call Yeas-54 Nays-59 HJ-25 3/4/2009 House Reconsidered HJ-74 3/4/2009 House Amended HJ-78 3/4/2009 House Debate adjourned HJ-81 3/5/2009 House Debate adjourned HJ-28 3/25/2009 House Amended HJ-49 3/25/2009 House Read second time HJ-51 3/25/2009 House Roll call Yeas-84 Nays-18 HJ-51 3/26/2009 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-28 3/31/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-13 3/31/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation SJ-13
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March 25, 2009
S. Printed 3/25/09--H.
Read the first time January 13, 2009.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
Under current law, SCDOT is reimbursed $500 from the appropriate local "C" fund account for each road, bridge, or facility that is named by the General Assembly. Subsection (B), as amended, prohibits public funds from being used to reimburse SCDOT for these cost unless the structure is dedicated and named in honor of either a serviceman or law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Although subsection (A) specifies that SCDOT is to be reimbursed for expenses associated with such a dedication, it does not specify the source from which the department is to be reimbursed.
The cost associated with dedicating a road or structure would impact the State Highway Fund if the SCDOT is not reimbursed for such expenses from another source.
Office of State Budget
TO AMEND SECTION 57-3-610, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE NAMING OF A HIGHWAY FACILITY IN HONOR OF AN INDIVIDUAL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT UNLESS THE HIGHWAY FACILITY IS DEDICATED AND NAMED IN HONOR OF EITHER A SERVICEMAN OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, PUBLIC FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO REIMBURSE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE EXPENSES IT INCURS TO NAME AND DEDICATE THE HIGHWAY FACILITY.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 57-3-610 of the 1976 Code, is amended to read:
"Section 57-3-610. (A) Whenever a road, bridge, or other highway facility is dedicated and named in honor of an individual by act or resolution of the General Assembly, the Department of Transportation must be reimbursed for all expenses it
incurred by the department incurs to implement the dedication.
Reimbursement Unless the highway facility is dedicated and named in honor of either a serviceman, law enforcement officer, or fireman killed in the line of duty, public funds may not be used to reimburse the department for expenses it incurs incurred by the department must first be approved by a majority of each county legislative delegation of the county in which the road, bridge, or facility is located. Reimbursement must be from the State Secondary "C" Apportionment Fund of the county or counties in which the road, bridge, or facility is located, and expenses under this section are limited to five hundred dollars. If money to fund the erection of a sign is raised privately, signs may be erected in honor of an individual.
(C) Reimbursement for expenses incurred by the department to name and dedicate a highway facility pursuant to a request from other than the General Assembly must be by agreement between the requesting entity and the department."
SECTION 2. Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 57-3-612. Before June 30, 2010, no 'C' Fund or General Fund revenues may be used to defray the costs of purchasing or erecting signing for traffic generators, except as contained in the Department of Transportation Guideline Number TG-14, approved July 7, 2007. Subsequent to June 30, 2010, no 'C' Fund or General Fund revenues may be used to defray the costs of purchasing or erecting signing for traffic generators, except as shall be contained in Department of Transportation regulation enacted for this purpose pursuant to this section.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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