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3343Ratification Number: 427Act Number: 392Introducing Body: HouseSubject: Permit and regulate the solicitation of funds from motorists by resque squads, volunteer fire departments, or charitable or eleemosynary organizations in municipalities
(A392, R427, H3343)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 9 TO CHAPTER 27 OF TITLE 5 SO AS TO PERMIT AND REGULATE THE SOLICITATION OF FUNDS FROM MOTORISTS BY RESQUE SQUADS, VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS, OR CHARITABLE OR ELEEMOSYNARY ORGANIZATIONS IN MUNICIPALITIES; AND TO REPEAL ACT 167 OF 1985 RELATING TO THE SAME SUBJECT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Solicitation of funds along highways
SECTION 1. Chapter 27 of Title 5 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 5-27-910. Any rescue squad, volunteer fire department, or charitable or eleemosynary organization in this State may solicit funds from motorists on highways and streets located within a municipality or town with a permit issued by the governing body of the municipality or town. The governing body may grant or deny a permit. Permits may be issued for more than one day but no organization may be issued more than two permits in any one calendar year. Permits may impose limits upon solicitation as the governing body of the municipality or town determines are necessary to protect the health and safety of motorists, pedestrians, and those soliciting for an organization and to ensure that solicitation does not unreasonably impede the flow of traffic. The governing body issuing the permit shall have responsibility for supervising the solicitation and enforcing the terms of the permit."
SECTION 2. Act 167 of 1985 is repealed.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon approval by the Governor.