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A134, R150, S1227
Sponsors: Senator Peeler
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Introduced in the Senate on February 15, 2012
Introduced in the House on March 15, 2012
Passed by the General Assembly on March 29, 2012
Governor's Action: March 29, 2012, Signed
Summary: Camping on State House grounds
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/15/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/15/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Finance (Senate Journal-page 7) 3/7/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable Finance (Senate Journal-page 12) 3/8/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 9) 3/8/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-35 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 9) 3/8/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 3/14/2012 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 24) 3/15/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 15) 3/15/2012 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 15) 3/27/2012 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 7) 3/28/2012 House Read second time (House Journal-page 74) 3/28/2012 House Roll call Yeas-85 Nays-22 (House Journal-page 74) 3/29/2012 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 10) 3/29/2012 Ratified R 150 3/29/2012 Signed By Governor 4/4/2012 Effective date 03/29/12 4/11/2012 Act No. 134
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(A134, R150, S1227)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-35 SO AS TO PROHIBIT CAMPING, SLEEPING, OR USE OF THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS AND ALL BUILDINGS LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS FOR LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS PURPOSES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Camping on State House grounds prohibited
SECTION 1. Chapter 1, Title 10 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 10-1-35 . (A) For purposes of this section, 'State House grounds' means the steps of the State House building and the outside areas of the Capitol Complex, which is that area bounded by Gervais, Sumter, Pendleton, and Assembly streets.
(B) Notwithstanding another provision of law, a person or group of persons may not use the State House grounds or the buildings located on the grounds for:
(1) camping, or other living accommodations purposes;
(2) sleeping, or making preparations to sleep;
(3) storing personal belongings that support camping or other outdoor living accommodations purposes;
(4) building a campfire;
(5) erecting tents or other structures used for camping or outdoor living accommodations;
(6) digging or breaking ground without proper written authorization; or
(7) cooking, or cooking activities that support camping or other outdoor living accommodations purposes.
This prohibition applies regardless of the participant's intent or the nature of other activities in which the participant may be engaged."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 29th day of March, 2012.
Approved the 29th day of March, 2012.
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