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3334Ratification Number: 317Act Number: 312Introducing Body: HouseSubject: Relating to definitions used in the Joint Municipal Water Systems Act
(A312, R317, H3334)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6-25-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED IN THE JOINT MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEMS ACT, SO AS TO INCLUDE WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "PROJECT" THE COLLECTION, TREATMENT, AND DISPOSAL OF WASTEWATER; TO AMEND THE CODE BY ADDING SECTIONS 6-25-25 AND 6-25-35 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A JOINT SYSTEM FORMED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE JOINT MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEMS ACT TO PURCHASE, CONSTRUCT, ACQUIRE, AND TO DO OTHER ACTS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSES AUTHORIZED UNDER THE ACT AND TO INCLUDE THE NEW PURPOSES AS ADDED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT WHEN REFERRING TO PROJECT PURPOSES PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY TO WATER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Item (c) of Section 6-25-20 of the 1976 Code, added by Act 82 of 1983, is amended to read:
"(c) 'Project' means any project undertaken by a joint municipal water system for any one or more of the following purposes:
(1) The impounding, production, treatment, transmission, distribution, sale, and service of water to any of its members, or to municipalities that are not members who are engaged in the serving and sale of water, when such is approved by the governing body of each member;
(2) The collection, transportation, processing, treating, disposing of, and
controlling of municipal, domestic, industrial, or communal waste, flood water, or storm water, whether in fluid, solid, or composite state, including specifically the control, abatement, or reduction of all types pollution for any of its members, or for municipalities that are not members that are engaged in waste and wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal, when such is approved by the governing body of each member."
SECTION 2. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 6-25-25. In addition to all other project purposes, the joint system formed under the Joint Municipal Water Systems Act is authorized to purchase, construct, acquire, own, operate, maintain, repair, and improve any and all works, improvements, facilities, plants, equipment, and appliances incidental, helpful, or necessary to its members upon request and approval of its members in accordance with the bylaws of the joint system."
References to project purposes
SECTION 3. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 6-25-35. Any reference to project purposes in this chapter pertaining specifically to water shall include the purposes as provided in item (c) of Section 6-25-20 and Section 6-25-25."
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.