South Carolina General Assembly
122nd Session, 2017-2018

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S. 833

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Goldfinch
Document Path: l:\council\bills\ggs\22020zw18.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3896

Introduced in the Senate on January 9, 2018
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Judiciary

Summary: County government

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   12/6/2017  Senate  Prefiled
   12/6/2017  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary
    1/9/2018  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 73)
    1/9/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on Judiciary 
                        (Senate Journal-page 73)
    2/6/2018  Senate  Referred to Subcommittee: Goldfinch (ch), Johnson, Sabb, 
                        Climer, Talley

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/6/2017

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

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 4-9-30, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO POWERS OF A COUNTY GOVERNMENT, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING BODY OF A COUNTY TO ADOPT BY ORDINANCE THE REQUIREMENT THAT A RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNER SHALL KEEP A LOT OR OTHER PROPERTY CLEAN AND FREE OF RUBBISH, TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE ORDINANCE, AND TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS.

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

SECTION    1.    Section 4-9-30 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 113 of 1999, is further amended by adding at the end:

"(18)(a)    to provide by ordinance that the owner of a lot or property in the county, whether residential or commercial, shall keep that lot or property clean and free of rubbish, debris, and other unhealthy and unsightly material, or conditions that constitute a public nuisance; however, farmland, land used for the production of food, fiber, or other agricultural products, and archaeological resources to include artifacts, relics, burial objects, or material remains of past human life or activities are specifically excluded from an ordinance enacted pursuant to this item; and

(b)    to provide by ordinance for notification to the owner of conditions needing correction, require that the owner take action as necessary to correct the conditions, provide the terms and conditions under which an employee of the county or a person employed for that purpose may go on the property to correct the conditions, and provide that not more than the actual cost of these corrections becomes a lien upon the real estate and is collectable as a county tax."

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

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