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HouseBill Number: 3041Primary Sponsor: WhipperCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Security measures, requirements before installingResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryComputer Document Number: 3041Introduced Date: Jan 08, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Mar 05, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Mar 07, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WhipperType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3041 Senate Mar 07, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 3041 House Mar 06, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3041 House Mar 05, 1991 Amended, read second time 3041 House Feb 27, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 26 with amendment 3041 House Jan 08, 1991 Introduced and read first 26 time, referred to Committee 3041 House Dec 12, 1990 Prefiled, referred to 26 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
March 5, 1991
S. Printed 3/5/91--H.
Read the first time January 8, 1991.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-3-1080 SO AS TO MAKE IT A CRIME FOR AN OWNER OF A DWELLING UNIT TO INSTALL A SECURITY MEASURE WHICH WOULD HINDER THE EXIT OF A PERSON FROM THE UNIT IN CASE OF A FIRE AND REQUIRE AN OWNER OF A DWELLING UNIT TO PROVIDE EASY ACCESS TO ALL EXITS OF THE DWELLING UNIT OR BUILDING IN WHICH THE UNIT IS LOCATED AND TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATION.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Article 11, Chapter 3, Title 16 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-3-1080. (A) For purposes of this section, `rental dwelling unit' means any dwelling unit held out for the use of tenants or intended for the use and occupancy by tenants. The terms `dwelling unit', `owner', `person', and `tenant' are as defined in Section 27-40-210.
(B) No owner of any rental dwelling unit, or structure in which the unit is located, may install a security measure which would hinder the exit of a person from the rental dwelling unit in case of a fire. The owner shall insure that all exits to the rental dwelling unit or structure must be accessible easily.
(C) A person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars and imprisoned for a period not to exceed one year."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.