South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 200

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senators Grooms, Bryant, Campbell and Alexander
Document Path: l:\s-res\lkg\001main.dmr.lkg.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2017
Introduced in the House on March 13, 2017
Last Amended on March 8, 2017
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry

Summary: Sign erection and maintenance

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/13/2016  Senate  Prefiled
  12/13/2016  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation
   1/10/2017  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 107)
   1/10/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Transportation 
                        (Senate Journal-page 107)
    3/2/2017  Senate  Committee report: Favorable with amendment 
                        Transportation (Senate Journal-page 10)
    3/8/2017  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 30)
    3/8/2017  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 30)
    3/8/2017  Senate  Roll call Ayes-39  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 30)
    3/9/2017  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 20)
   3/13/2017  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 16)
   3/13/2017  House   Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 16)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/13/2016
3/2/2017
3/8/2017

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Indicates New Matter

COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

March 8, 2017

S. 200

Introduced by Senators Grooms, Bryant, Campbell and Alexander

S. Printed 3/8/17--S.

Read the first time January 10, 2017.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 57-25-150(G) OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO PERMITS FOR THE ERECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF SIGNS, TO PROVIDE THAT PERMITS FOR A NONCONFORMING SIGN THAT IS REMOVED OR DISMANTLED ARE VOID.

Amend Title To Conform

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 57-25-150(G) and (H) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(G)    Permits for the following signs are void:

(1)    a conforming sign which that is removed voluntarily for more than thirty days; and

(2)    conforming sign which is removed, dismantled, or destroyed by an act of God or vandalism for more than sixty days;

(3)    a nonconforming sign which that is removed voluntarily or removed, dismantled, or destroyed by an act of God or vandalism by the owner.

(H)    Permits shall be maintained for nonconforming signs structurally damaged by vandalism, and:

(1)    those signs may only be restored in kind;

(2)    restoration may begin not earlier than ten business days after the department has received notice of the vandalism from the sign owner; and

(3)    restoration shall not begin until a report of the vandalism incident has been made by the appropriate law enforcement authority and the report has been received by the department.

(H)(I)(1)    National Historic Landmark Section 501(C)(3) properties located along South Carolina highways and properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Department of the Interior which are located along South Carolina highways are allowed to erect small directional signs no more frequently than one a mile within six miles of such properties.

(2)    The signs shall state the name of the historic property and mileage and comprise no more than twenty letters measuring no more than fifteen inches by thirty-six inches and painted using a single color or a neutral background.

(3)    The South Carolina Department of Transportation shall issue a permit sticker for each sign for an annual fee of fifteen dollars a sign. The department is also authorized to issue regulations as are necessary to implement the permit process and the conditions and restrictions for the proper placement, height, and design as necessary to the efficient administration of this subsection. The department has no responsibility for erecting these permitted signs."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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