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Bill Number: 3651 Ratification Number: 615 Act Number 540 Introducing Body: House Subject: Reimbursement provisions revised
(A540, R615, H3651)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 57-1-45, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REIMBURSEMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR EXPENSES PAID FOR THE DEDICATION OF ROADS OR BRIDGES NAMED IN HONOR OF AN INDIVIDUAL BY ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SO AS TO EXPAND THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION TO INCLUDE OTHER HIGHWAY FACILITIES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE REIMBURSEMENT MUST BE FOR EXPENSES INCURRED AND MUST COME FROM THE "C" FUNDS OF THE COUNTY WHEREIN THE ROAD OR FACILITY IS LOCATED RATHER THAN FROM THE STATE HIGHWAY FUND, TO REVISE THE MANNER IN WHICH REIMBURSEMENT FOR THESE EXPENSES IS APPROVED, TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF THESE EXPENSES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES INCURRED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO NAME AND DEDICATE A HIGHWAY FACILITY PURSUANT TO A REQUEST FROM OTHER THAN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Reimbursement provisions revised
SECTION 1. Section 57-1-45 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 190 of 1987, is further amended to read:
"Section 57-1-45. Whenever a road, bridge, or other highway facility is dedicated and named in honor of an individual by act or resolution of the General Assembly, the Department of Highways and Public Transportation must be reimbursed all expenses incurred by the Department to implement the dedication.
Reimbursement for expenses incurred by the Department must first be approved by a majority of each county legislative delegation in which the road, bridge, or facility is located. Reimbursement must be from the State Secondary 'C' Apportionment Fund of the county or counties in which the road, bridge, or facility is located, and expenses under this section are limited to five hundred dollars.
Reimbursement for expenses incurred by the Department to name and dedicate a highway facility pursuant to a request from other than the General Assembly must be by agreement between the requesting entity and the Department."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.