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TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 6-1-180 SO AS TO PROHIBIT AN AGENCY, INSTITUTION, OR QUASI-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION THAT IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD, THAT IS APPOINTED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD OF A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE FROM EXPENDING FUNDS LOBBYING UNLESS THE EXPENDITURE IS APPROVED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNING BOARD.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 6 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 6-1-180. Any authority, agency, institution, or quasi-governmental organization that is governed by a board, that is appointed by the local governing board or boards of a political subdivision of this State, may not expend any funds lobbying unless the expenditure is approved by the local governing board or boards. For purposes of this section, 'lobbying' has the same meaning as in Chapter 17, Title 2."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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