Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1389Ratification Number: 407Act Number: 358Primary Sponsor: MullinaxType of Legislation: GBSubject: Pendleton District Historical and Recreational CommissionDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 29, 1992Computer Document Number: 1389Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 06, 1992Introduced Date: Mar 12, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 06, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 358Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Mullinax Nell W. Smith MacaulayType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1389 ------ May 06, 1992 Act No. 358 1389 ------ May 06, 1992 Signed by Governor 1389 ------ Apr 30, 1992 Ratified R 407 1389 House Apr 29, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 1389 House Apr 28, 1992 Read second time 1389 House Apr 14, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference 1389 Senate Apr 09, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1389 Senate Apr 08, 1992 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, April 9, 1992 1389 Senate Mar 31, 1992 Recalled from Committee 08 1389 Senate Mar 12, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 08 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A358, R407, S1389)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 51-13-510, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CREATION OF THE PENDLETON DISTRICT HISTORICAL AND RECREATIONAL COMMISSION SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT, SO AS TO RENAME THE DISTRICT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 51-13-520, RELATING TO POWERS OF THE COMMISSION SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL POWERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Pendleton District Historical, Recreational, and Tourism Commission
SECTION 1. Section 51-13-510 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 51-13-510. There is hereby created an historical, recreational, and tourism commission for Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties to be known as the Pendleton District Historical, Recreational, and Tourism Commission. The commission shall be composed of nine members, three each from Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties, who shall be appointed by the Governor on recommendation by a majority of the county legislative delegation of the respective counties. The members of the commission shall be appointed for terms of six years and until their successors are appointed and qualify, except that of those first appointed, one member from each county shall serve for two years, one member from each county shall serve four years, and one member from each county shall serve for six years. In case of any vacancy, the appointment to fill the vacancy shall be made in the same manner as provided for the original appointment. The commissioners, upon being appointed, shall meet and elect a chairman and secretary-treasurer. The members of the commission shall serve without compensation. They may employ a director and a secretary who shall perform such duties as the commission may direct. Compensation paid the director and secretary shall be fixed by the commission."
SECTION 2. Section 51-13-520 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 51-13-520. The commission may, without regard to the laws and procedures applicable to state agencies, sue and be sued, adopt and use a corporate seal, charge admission fees, and prescribe rules and regulations with respect to its facilities, purposes, and affairs, and employ personnel, acquire property, receive grants, conduct activities to promote tourism, procure supplies, services, and property and make contracts and expend in furtherance of this article funds donated or funds received and may, within the limits of statutory authority, exercise those powers that are necessary to enable it to carry out efficiently and in the public interest the purposes of this article. The commission shall have the authority to procure and purchase books, documents, transcripts of documents, or other historical materials, paintings, works of art, or any artistic objects of historic interest; to collect and preserve objects of interest pertaining to natural history of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties or the State of South Carolina and other like property; to arrange and catalogue them; to provide for their restoration when necessary; to provide for public display, examination, and use in the furtherance of the cultural life of Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties and the State; to purchase or lease property or buildings necessary to establish and conduct a museum of history and natural science; to mortgage or pledge its real or personal property, and to receive funds, grants, donations, and appropriations for the purpose of establishing and operating a museum of history and natural science. The commission shall have full authority to operate, maintain, and expand the collection or museum so far as its funds allow. The commission may enter into agreements, leases, working arrangements with other museums, art centers, or eleemosynary corporations or with state or federal departments or agencies in the acquisition of historic sites or historic objects or in the purchase, development, and operation of historic properties, pageants, or dramas for the cultural and economic development of the three-county area."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 6th day of May, 1992.