Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1503Ratification Number: 461Act Number: 396Primary Sponsor: MartschinkType of Legislation: GBSubject: Telecommunications advisory committeeCompanion Bill Number: 4636Date Bill Passed both Bodies: May 13, 1992Computer Document Number: DKA/3869.ALGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Jun 01, 1992Introduced Date: Apr 23, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Jun 01, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 396Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: MartschinkType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1503 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Act No. 396 1503 ------ Jun 01, 1992 Signed by Governor 1503 ------ May 27, 1992 Ratified R 461 1503 House May 13, 1992 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 1503 House May 12, 1992 Read second time 1503 House Apr 30, 1992 Recalled from Committee 27 1503 House Apr 30, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to Committee 1503 Senate Apr 29, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1503 Senate Apr 28, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 1503 Senate Apr 23, 1992 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A396, R461, S1503)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 58-9-2540, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MONITOR THE STATEWIDE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY ACCESS SERVICE, SO AS TO INCREASE THE COMMITTEE FROM EIGHT TO NINE BY ADDING ONE MEMBER WHO MUST BE HEARING-IMPAIRED AND A MEMBER OF SELF-HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Advisory committee enlarged
SECTION 1. Section 58-9-2540 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 488 of 1990, is amended to read:
"Section 58-9-2540. (A) The commission may appoint an advisory committee to monitor the statewide telecommunications relay access service and advise and make recommendations to the commission in pursuing services which meet the needs of the hearing or speech impaired and others similarly impaired in communicating with other users of telecommunications services.
(B) The advisory committee consists of nine members as follows:
(1) one representative from the Spartanburg School for the Deaf;
(2) one representative from the South Carolina Association of the Deaf, Inc.;
(3) one representative from the South Carolina Telephone Association;
(4) two representatives from the commission staff;
(5) one representative from the provider of the dual party relay service;
(6) one representative from the office of the Consumer Advocate; (7) one representative from the office of the Division of Information Resource Management, State Budget and Control Board; and
(8) one hearing-impaired person who is an active member of Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH).
The advisory committee must be appointed by the commission upon the recommendations of the applicable agency or organization. The commission shall prescribe regulations which set forth guidelines for the responsibilities, duties, and authority of the committee. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the commission and vacancies must be filled in the manner of the original appointment."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 1st day of June, 1992.