South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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A27, R46, S200

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 April 27, 2017
Passed by the General Assembly on May 4, 2017
Governor's Action: May 11, 2017, Signed

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)
   4/26/2017  House   Recalled from Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry 
                        (House Journal-page 72)
   4/27/2017  House   Amended (House Journal-page 24)
   4/27/2017  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 24)
   4/27/2017  House   Roll call Yeas-95  Nays-0 (House Journal-page 25)
   4/27/2017  House   Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative 
                        day (House Journal-page 26)
   4/28/2017  House   Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments 
                        (House Journal-page 2)
    5/4/2017  Senate  Concurred in House amendment and enrolled 
                        (Senate Journal-page 57)
    5/4/2017  Senate  Roll call Ayes-39  Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 57)
    5/9/2017          Ratified R 46
   5/11/2017          Signed By Governor
   5/17/2017          Effective date 05/10/17
   5/18/2017          Act No. 27

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/13/2016
3/2/2017
3/8/2017
4/26/2017
4/27/2017

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(A27, R46, S200)

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-25-150, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PERMITS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ERECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS, SO AS TO REVISE PROVISIONS THAT VOID PERMITS FOR CONFORMING AND NONCONFORMING SIGNS REMOVED IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE PERMITS MUST BE MAINTAINED FOR NONCONFORMING SIGNS STRUCTURALLY DAMAGED BY VANDALISM, AND TO PROVIDE PROCEDURES FOR RESTORING NONCONFORMING SIGNS STRUCTURALLY DAMAGED BY VANDALISM.

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

Void outdoor sign permits, restoration of vandalized nonconforming signs

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 that is removed voluntarily for more than thirty days; and

(2)    a nonconforming sign that is removed voluntarily 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, but must begin no later than one hundred eighty days after the department has received the report of vandalism pursuant to subsection (H)(3); 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.

(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."

Time effective

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

Ratified the 9th day of May, 2017.

Approved the 10th day of May, 2017.

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