Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1101Primary Sponsor: McConnellCommittee Number: 27Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Graves, removal ofResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal AffairsComputer Document Number: NO5/7899.BDIntroduced Date: Jan 14, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Apr 30, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McConnell HinsonType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1101 House Apr 30, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to Committee 1101 Senate Apr 29, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1101 Senate Apr 28, 1992 Read second time 1101 Senate Feb 13, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 08 1101 Senate Jan 14, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 08 referred to Committee 1101 Senate Nov 25, 1991 Prefiled, referred to 08 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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February 13, 1992
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Read the first time January 14, 1992.
To whom was referred a Bill (S. 1101), to amend Section 27-43-10, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to removal of graves in abandoned cemeteries or burying grounds, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
THOMAS L. MOORE, for Committee.
TO AMEND SECTION 27-43-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REMOVAL OF GRAVES IN ABANDONED CEMETERIES OR BURYING GROUNDS, SO AS TO REQUIRE THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH THE CEMETERY OR GROUND IS LOCATED TO DETERMINE THAT REMOVAL BENEFITS THE COMMUNITY AND IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND TO CONSIDER OBJECTIONS TO REMOVAL BEFORE REMOVAL IS APPROVED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 27-43-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 27-43-10. When any A person who owns any land on which is situated an abandoned cemetery or burying ground, and where it becomes may remove graves in the cemetery or ground to a suitable plot in another cemetery or suitable location if:
(1) It is necessary and expedient in the opinion of the governing body of the county or municipality in which the cemetery or burying ground is situated to remove the graves, it shall be lawful for such person, after and removal benefits the community and is in the public interest. The governing body shall consider objections to removal pursuant to the notice under item (2) or otherwise before it approves removal.
(2) Thirty days' notice of removal is given to the relatives of the deceased persons buried therein in the graves, if any they are known, and. If no relatives are known, then after thirty days' notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property lies, and. If no newspaper is published in the county, then by posting notice must be posted in three prominent places in the county, one of which shall must be the courthouse door, to remove the graves to a suitable plot in some other cemetery or other suitable location,.
(3) Due care being is taken to protect tombstones and replace them properly, so as to leave the graves in as good condition as before removal."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.