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H 4616
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H 4616 General Bill, By D.A. Wright, Canty, B. Council, H.M. Hallman, Harrison, 
Inabinett, M.F. Jaskwhich, Keegan, H.H. Keyserling, S.G. Manly, Martin, 
J.G. Mattos, Quinn, Riser and Young-Brickell
 A Bill to amend Title 57, Chapter 23, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by
 adding Article 2 so as to create the Scenic Highways Committee and to
 prescribe its powers and duties.

   03/26/92  House  Introduced and read first time HJ-10
   03/26/92  House  Referred to Committee on Education and Public
                     Works HJ-11
   05/06/92  House  Committee report: Favorable with amendment
                     Education and Public Works HJ-60
   05/20/92  House  Objection by Rep. Inabinett, Holt, Whipper & J.
                     Bailey HJ-75
   05/20/92  House  Debate adjourned until Thursday, May 21, 1992 HJ-79
   05/21/92  House  Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 26, 1992 HJ-49
   05/26/92  House  Debate adjourned until Wednesday, May 27, 1992 HJ-4
   05/27/92  House  Debate adjourned until Tuesday, June 2, 1992 HJ-31
   06/02/92  House  Continued HJ-18



COMMITTEE REPORT

May 6, 1992

H. 4616

Introduced by REPS. Wright, Keegan, Hallman, Harrison, Inabinett, Keyserling, Mattos, Jaskwhich, Riser, Canty, Quinn, A. Young, Council, L. Martin and Manly

S. Printed 5/6/92--H.

Read the first time March 26, 1992.

THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND PUBLIC WORKS

To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4616), to amend Title 57, Chapter 23, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Article 2 so as to create the Scenic Highways Committee, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/SECTION 1. Chapter 23 of Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 2

Scenic Highways Committee

Section 57-23-100. There is created a Scenic Highways Committee composed of five members. The members are the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation or his designee; the executive director of the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department or his designee; the director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History or his designee; the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism; and a representative of the outdoor advertising industry appointed by the Governor. If a department director selects a designee, he must be an employee from that department. The members serve for four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. The members must not receive any per diem or mileage.

Section 57-23-101. The chairman of the committee is the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The committee must meet upon the call of the chairman. The committee must formulate criteria for a scenic highway. In developing the criteria, the committee must consider the aesthetic, scenic, cultural, and historic significance of the road and area. A majority of the members present constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting business.

Section 57-23-102. A written request for designating a scenic highway must be sent to the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation, who shall forward the request to other members of the committee. The committee must review the request and make a recommendation based upon the criteria established by it to the highway department regarding the request. A majority of the members may call for a public hearing to be held at the location where the scenic highway is proposed.

Section 57-23-103. The South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation is authorized to designate any road as a scenic highway. This designation must be made upon recommendation by the Scenic Highways Committee with approval by the General Assembly."

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

Amend title to conform.

OLIN R. PHILLIPS, for Committee.

A BILL

TO AMEND TITLE 57, CHAPTER 23, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 SO AS TO CREATE THE SCENIC HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE AND TO PRESCRIBE ITS POWERS AND DUTIES.

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 23 of Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 2

Scenic Highways Committee

Section 57-23-100. There is created a Scenic Highways Committee composed of five members. The members are the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation or his designee; the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism or his designee; the executive director of the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department or his designee; the director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History or his designee; and a representative of the outdoor advertising industry appointed by the Governor. The members serve for four years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. The members must not receive any per diem, but must be reimbursed for mileage from the State Highway Fund.

Section 57-23-101. The committee shall select a chairman at its first meeting and must meet at least twice annually. The committee must formulate criteria for a scenic highway. In developing the criteria, the committee must consider the aesthetic, scenic, cultural, and historic significance of the road and area. A majority of the members present constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting business.

Section 57-23-102. A written request for designating a scenic highway must be sent to the executive director of the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation, who shall forward the request to other members of the committee. The committee must review the request and make a recommendation based upon the criteria established by it to the highway department regarding the request. A majority of the members may call for a public hearing to be held at the location where the scenic highway is proposed.

Section 57-23-103. The South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation is authorized to designate any road as a scenic highway. This designation must be made upon recommendation by the Scenic Highways Committee."

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

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