Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3651Ratification Number: 256Act Number: 522Primary Sponsor: Committee (30)Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Capital Improvements Bond BillDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Sep 23, 1991Computer Document Number: NO5/18302.DWGovernor's Action: VDate of Governor's Action: Jan 15, 1992Introduced Date: Mar 19, 1991Date of Last Amendment: Sep 23, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Oct 07, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 522Action on Governor's Veto: SScope of Legislation: StatewideSponsor Committee: Ways and MeansSponsor Committee Number: 30Type of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3651 ------ Oct 07, 1992 Act No. 522 3651 House Jan 15, 1992 Veto sustained 3651 ------ Jan 15, 1992 Certain provision Vetoed by Governor 3651 ------ Sep 23, 1991 Ratified R 256 3651 Senate Sep 23, 1991 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 3651 House Sep 23, 1991 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate 3651 House Jun 06, 1991 Debate interrupted 3651 House Jun 06, 1991 Reconsidered vote whereby debate adjourned on Senate amendments 3651 House Jun 06, 1991 Debate adjourned on Senate amendments 3651 Senate Jun 06, 1991 Amended, read third time, returned with amendment 3651 Senate May 30, 1991 Read second time, ordered to third reading with notice of general amendments 3651 Senate May 30, 1991 Recalled from Committee 06 3651 Senate Apr 16, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 06 referred to Committee 3651 House Apr 11, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3651 House Apr 10, 1991 Amended, read second time 3651 House Apr 09, 1991 Reconsidered vote whereby the Bill was rejected. 3651 House Mar 28, 1991 Debate interrupted by adjournment 3651 House Mar 28, 1991 Rejected 3651 House Mar 28, 1991 Amended 3651 House Mar 28, 1991 Objection by Representative 3651 House Mar 26, 1991 Debate adjourned 3651 House Mar 21, 1991 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, March 26, 1991 3651 House Mar 19, 1991 Introduced, read first timeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 1377 OF 1968, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF ADDITIONAL BONDS AND REVISE EXISTING BOND AUTHORIZATIONS AND TO AMEND THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL INDEBTEDNESS AMOUNT TO CONFORM TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; TO IMPOSE AN ADDITIONAL TAX ON THE GROSS PREMIUM RECEIPTS LESS PREMIUMS RETURNED ON CANCELED INSURANCE POLICY CONTRACTS AND LESS DIVIDENDS AND RETURNS OF UNABSORBED PREMIUM DEPOSITS OF ALL FIRE INSURANCE POLICY CONTRACTS AND USE THE PROCEEDS FROM THE TAX TO PAY DEBT SERVICE ASSOCIATED WITH DEPARTMENTAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF TWELVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS AUTHORIZED FOR A FIRE ACADEMY PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT, TO REQUIRE THE FIRE ACADEMY CONSTRUCTED PURSUANT TO THIS AUTHORIZATION TO CONTAIN THE OFFICES OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE SUBTOTALS AND TOTALS IN ACTS AUTHORIZING BONDED INDEBTEDNESS AMENDED BY THIS ACT ARE ADJUSTED TO REFLECT AMENDMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Additional bonds authorized
SECTION 1. Item (f) of Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as last amended by an act of 1991 bearing ratification number 8, is further amended by adding:
"1. State Law Enforcement Division
(a) Main Building Basement
(b) Inmate Quarters/Tracking
Facility Replace/Renovate 288,700
(c) Narcotics Building Renovations365,000
Total, State Law Enforcement Division853,700
2. Adjutant General
(a) Pine Ridge Armory
(251st Evac. Hospital) 253,750
(b) Congaree Armory 607,200
(c) Pickens HAWK Armory 763,800
(d) Greenville HAWK Armory/DS
(e) Fountain Inn HAWK Armory 763,800
(f) Ware Shoals HAWK Armory763,800
(g) Greenville Organizational
Maintenance Shop 18,000
(h) Manning Armory 550,000
(i) Armory Improvements 250,000
Total, Adjutant General 4,900,420
Provided, the funds authorized above for new
armories cannot be expended until the
federal matching funds have been received.
3. Budget and Control Board
(a) S.C. State House Renovations1,250,000
(b) Governor's Mansion Complex-
Renovate/Refurbish-Phase II 1,800,000
Total, Budget and Control Board 3,050,000
Twelve million, five hundred thousand of Capital Improvement Bonds for the South Carolina Fire Academy Replacement and the Budget and Control Board-State Fire Marshal's Office are authorized as departmental bonds pursuant to the authority and limitations of Section 2 of this act. The Budget and Control Board-State Fire Marshal's Office and the Fire Academy must be located in this facility.
4. The Citadel
Utility System Repair/
Total, The Citadel 7,691,040
5. Clemson University (E&G)
(a) Engineering Innovation
(b) Animal Diagnostic Lab Equipment242,000
Total, Clemson University 14,207,000
Provided, Clemson University must certify to the
Joint Bond Review Committee and Budget
and Control Board that the animal diagnostic
lab equipment has a useful life of at least
fifteen years before any funds can be expended.
6. College of Charleston
(a) Facilities Renovations 4,018,000
(b) Central Energy Plant
Total, College of Charleston 5,978,000
7. Francis Marion College
McNair Science Building
Total, Francis Marion College 9,000,000
8. Lander College
Old Main Renovation 12,828,739
Total, Lander College 12,828,739
9. South Carolina State College
Arts and Science Building 6,000,000
Total, South Carolina State College6,000,000
10. University of South Carolina
(a) Columbia: Music Building17,525,830
(b) Aiken: Business and
Education Building 9,500,000
(c) Beaufort: Penn Center
(d) Lancaster: Auditorium/
Classroom Building 2,700,000
Campus Life Center 4,000,000
(f) Sumter: Library Addition 4,934,300
Humanities Building A&E 500,000
Total, University of South Carolina40,060,130
Provided, that the funds authorized in
subitem 10(c) above must be expended
in accordance with the Capital Campaign
proposal as submitted by Penn Center.
11. Winthrop College
(a) Infrastructure Modifications
and Renovations 6,272,000
(b) Sims Science Building
Total, Winthrop College 15,272,000
12. Medical University of
Total, Medical University of
South Carolina 11,366,040
13. State Board for Technical and
(a) Greenville: Library Classroom
Building Renovation 982,321
(b) Greenville: Nursing\Science
Building Phase 1 2,700,000
(c) Low Country: Allied Health
(d) Trident: Learning Resources
Center Building 4,125,600
(e) York: Administration
Building Expansion 980,000
(f) Tri-County: HVAC Repairs100,000
Total, State Board for Technical
and Comprehensive Education 10,847,921
14. Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School
(a) Shower Vent System and
Shower Stall Improvements 225,000
(b) Mechanical System Upgrade185,000
Total, Wil Lou Gray Opportunity
15. School for the Deaf and
(a) Learning Resource Center1,126,425
(b) Health Center Roof
(c) Student Affairs Building
Total, School for the Deaf and
16. Archives and History
Wardlaw School Acquisition 2,500,000
Total, Archives and History 2,500,000
17. State Library
State Library Expansion/
Renovation Additional A&E250,000
Total, State Library 250,000
18. Department of Health and
Health Department Expansion 250,000
Total, Department of Health and
Environmental Control 250,000
19. Department of Mental Health
Five million, eight hundred eighty thousand dollars of capital improvement bonds for the Charleston Area Mental Health Center are authorized as departmental bonds under the authority and limitations of Act 1276 of 1970.
20. John de la Howe School
(a) Cafeteria - HVAC 70,000
(b) Family and Child
Counseling Facility 1,248,014
Total, John de la Howe School 1,318,014
21. Department of Corrections
(a) Lee County Institution
Additional Funding 23,000,000
(b) Turbeville and Ridgeland
Additional Funding 22,250,000
(c) 10 96-Bed Additions 6,464,933
(d) 1130-Bed Medium Institution37,750,000
(e) 576-Bed Replacement-
Aiken Youth Center 14,300,000
(f) General Renovations 1,292,933
Total, Department of Corrections105,057,866
22. Department of Youth Services
(a) Replacement Facility 9,960,961
(b) Equipment Replacement 114,942
(c) HVAC Repair/Replacement 45,137
(d) Floors Repair/Replacement 99,060
(e) Utility Line Repairs 30,214
(f) Road Repairs 50,058
(g) Group Homes Fire Codes/
Sanitation Renovations 258,860
(h) Juvenile Detention Center 137,800
Total, Department of Youth Services10,697,032
23. Department of Agriculture
Farmer/Trucker Facility 2,083,000
Total, Department of Agriculture 2,083,000
24. Clemson University (PSA)
Animal Research Compliance
Total, Clemson University (PSA) 4,406,000
25. Wildlife and Marine Resources
(a) Pickens: Cool Water Fish
(b) Charleston: Composite
Office Facility 300,000
(c) Lexington: Office and
(d) Charleston: Boiler
Replacement at Marine
(e) Charleston: Boat Slip and
Docking Facilities Renovation240,000
(f) Hampton: Webb Center 100,000
Total, Wildlife and Marine Resources1,325,000
26. Coastal Council
Folly Beach Beach Restoration 2,300,000
Total, Coastal Council 2,300,000
Of the funds authorized in this subitem, two million three hundred thousand dollars must be used for the Folly Beach Restoration project which must be matched by federal funds. Governmental entities authorized by the Coastal Council may be reimbursed from these funds for expenditures related to this project if the funds are not released in a timely manner by the Budget and Control Board and the Joint Bond Review Committee.
27. Department of Parks, Recreation
(a) State Parks: Utility
and General Improvements 2,500,000
(b) Recreation Land Trust Fund1,000,000
Total, Department of Parks, Recreation
and Tourism 3,500,000
28. State Development Board
Airline Hub 50,000,000
Total, State Development Board 50,000,000
29. Savannah Valley Authority
Aiken County Project 4,500,000
Total, Savannah Valley Authority 4,500,000
30. Aeronautics Commission
Airport Improvements 1,016,250
Total, Aeronautics Commission 1,016,250
31. Old Exchange Building
Roof Replacement 75,000
Total, Old Exchange Building 75,000
Total, All Agencies $283,307,557"
Tax to retire bonds
SECTION 2. (A) As an incident to the enactment of this Section, the General Assembly makes the following findings:
(1) By Section 38-7-30 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, the General Assembly has authorized a tax of one percent on the gross premium receipts less premiums returned on canceled insurance policy contracts less dividends and returns of unabsorbed premium deposits of all fire insurance companies doing business in this State. The proceeds of this tax are collected by the Chief Insurance Commissioner of South Carolina.
(2) The South Carolina Fire Academy has requested the sum of not exceeding twelve million, five hundred thousand dollars to defray the cost of construction for the replacement of the Fire Academy which must also contain Budget and Control Board - State Fire Marshal's office.
(3) The General Assembly has determined to raise this sum through the issuance of general obligation capital improvement bonds of the State not exceeding twelve million, five hundred thousand dollars principal amount general obligation capital improvement bonds of the State. It is the express intention of the General Assembly that these bonds are to be payable in the first instance from the annual imposition of an additional thirty-five one-hundredths percent tax on the gross premium receipts less premiums returned on canceled policy contracts and less dividends and returns of unabsorbed premium deposits of all fire insurance companies doing business in the State.
(B) The General Assembly authorizes the issuance of General Obligation State Capital Improvement Bonds to be issued as departmental bonds in the following amount:
Budget and Control Board
South Carolina Fire Academy
Replacement and State Fire
Marshal's Office $12,500,000.
The State Fire Marshal's office must be relocated in the new facility constructed with funds authorized in this subsection.
(C) In addition to the tax imposed pursuant to the provisions of Section 38-7-30 of the 1976 Code, an additional tax of thirty-five one-hundredths percent is imposed annually on the gross premium receipts less premiums returned on canceled policy contracts and less dividends and returns of unabsorbed premium deposits of all fire insurance companies doing business in the State. This tax must be collected by the Chief Insurance Commissioner as other taxes on fire insurance companies are collected. All sums collected for this tax must be paid annually by the commissioner to the State Treasurer for establishment of a fund to be used by the State Treasurer to pay the debt service on the bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of subsection (B). The additional tax imposed pursuant to this subsection is imposed only so long as any of the bonds referred to in this subsection remain outstanding and unpaid.
(D) The State Treasurer shall establish a special fund into which proceeds of the additional tax authorized in subsection (C) must be deposited upon their receipt from the Chief Insurance Commissioner. This fund is designed to achieve a proper matching of monies to meet the debt service obligations on the bonds authorized in this section in a given year. Monies in the fund must be used solely to pay debt service on the bonds and for no other purpose.
(E) Upon payment in full of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the bonds authorized in this section, any remaining balances in the special fund created in this section must be transferred by the State Treasurer to the general fund of the State.
Aggregate principal indebtedness
SECTION 3. Section 4 of Act 1377 of 1968, as last amended by Act 638 of 1988, is further amended to read:
"Section 4. The aggregate principal indebtedness on account of bonds issued pursuant to this act may not exceed $1,765,539,125.10. The limitation imposed by the provisions of this section does not apply to bonds issued on behalf of the Mental Health Commission as provided in Acts 1276 and 1272 of 1970, or to bonds issued on behalf of the Commission on Mental Retardation as provided in Act 1087 of 1970 or to bonds issued on behalf of the South Carolina Fire Academy. The limitation imposed by the provisions of this section is not considered to be an obligation of the contract made between the State and holders of bonds issued pursuant to this act, and the limitation imposed by the provisions of this section may be enlarged by acts amending it or reduced by the application of the Capital Reserve Fund or by amendments of this act. Within these limitations state capital improvement bonds may be issued under the conditions prescribed by this act."
Bond authorization revised
SECTION 4. (A) Sub-subitem (g), subitem 14 (State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education), item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is deleted.
(B) Sub-subitem (b), subitem 29 (Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism), item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is amended to read:
"(b) General Park
Bond authorization revised
SECTION 5. Sub-subitem (c), subitem 20 (Department of Mental Health), item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is amended to read:
"(c) Gibbes Building Renovation
and State Hospital Renovations900,000".
Bond authorization revised
SECTION 6. (A) Sub-subitem (j), subitem 24 (Department of Youth Services), item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is amended to read:
"(j) Facility Roofing 309,284".
(B) Sub-subitem (j), subitem 24 (Department of Youth Services), item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is amended by adding:
"(o) Juvenile Detention Center212,200".
Bond authorization revised
SECTION 7. (A) Subitem 31 (Ports Authority), item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is amended to read:
"31. Ports Authority
Total, Ports Authority 31,338,700".
(B) Subitem 29 (Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism), item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is amended by adding:
"(g) Hilton Head Island
Cultural Center 3,000,000".
(C) Item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is amended by adding:
"36. Richland Memorial Hospital
Cancer Treatment and
Research Center 3,000,000
Total, Richland Memorial Hospital3,000,000
37. City of North Charleston
Convention Center 3,000,000
Total, City of North Charleston3,000,000".
Bond authorization revised
SECTION 8. Subitem 34 (Horry County-Multipurpose Arena), item (f), Section 3 of Act 1377 of 1968, as added by Section 1 of Act 638 of 1988, is amended to read:
"34. Horry County
Multipurpose Arena 5,000,000
Total, Horry County
Multipurpose Arena 5,000,000
The funds authorized in this subitem for the Horry County-Multipurpose Arena must be matched on a three-to-one value basis as provided by the governing body of Horry County and any governing body of any municipality in Horry County, donations in-kind, and any other source of funds which may be obligated for the arena."
SECTION 9. The subtotals and totals in acts authorizing bonded indebtedness amended by this act are adjusted to reflect the amendments contained in this act.
SECTION 10. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
In the Senate House September 23, 1991.
Nick A. Theodore,
President of the Senate
Robert J. Sheheen,
Speaker of the House of
Became law without signature of Governor
Provision printed in italic boldface was vetoed by Governor on January 15, 1992. The House of Representatives sustained the veto on that date.
Unless, otherwise stated, provisions not vetoed by Governor took effect January 15, 1992.
Printer's Date -- January 28, 1992 -- S.