Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3141Ratification Number: 503Act Number: 431Primary Sponsor: McLeodType of Legislation: GBSubject: Welcome signs not subject to highway right-of-wayDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940517Computer Document Number: JIC/5176HC.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940527Introduced Date: 19930114Date of Last Amendment: 19940511Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940527Last History Type: Act No. 431Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McLeod G. Brown Farr H. Brown Holt Houck McCraw Hines Walker Neal M.O. Alexander McMahand Breeland Shissias J. Harris Phillips Byrd R. YoungType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3141 ------ 19940527 Act No. 431 3141 ------ 19940527 Signed by Governor 3141 ------ 19940524 Ratified R 503 3141 Senate 19940517 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification 3141 House 19940511 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate 3141 House 19940511 Reconsidered vote whereby continued 3141 House 19940510 Continued the Bill 3141 Senate 19940406 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 3141 Senate 19940208 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3141 Senate 19940203 Committee Report: Favorable 15 3141 Senate 19930421 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 3141 House 19930420 Read third time, sent to Senate 3141 House 19930415 Read second time 3141 House 19930415 Objection by Representative Rudnick 3141 House 19930415 Amended 3141 House 19930413 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3141 House 19930114 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A431, R503, H3141)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-25-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN SIGNS IN THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY DOES NOT EXTEND TO A WELCOME SIGN OR OTHER SIGNS PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO A PUBLIC FACILITY OR EVENT ERECTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY OR ORGANIZED CHURCH IF THE SIGN PRESENTS NO TRAFFIC HAZARD AND PROVIDE THAT A SIGN LOCATED ON THE RIGHT-OF-WAY MUST MEET DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SIZE, LOCATION, AND SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 57-25-150, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO PERMITS FOR THE ERECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF HIGHWAY SIGNS, SO AS TO ALLOW THE ERECTION OF DIRECTIONAL SIGNS FOR PROPERTIES LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES WHICH ARE LOCATED ALONG HIGHWAYS IN THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Highway signs allowed
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 25, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 57-25-15. The prohibition of Section 57-25-10 does not extend to a welcome sign or other sign providing directions to a public facility or event erected by the governing body of a county, municipality or organized church if the sign presents no traffic hazard. If the sign is placed on a highway right-of-way, it must meet the approval of the department for size, location, and supports."
Highway signs allowed
SECTION 2. The first paragraph of subsection (H) of Section 57-25-150 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"National Historic Landmark Section 501(C)(3) properties located along South Carolina highways and properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Department of the Interior which are located along South Carolina highways are allowed to erect small directional signs no more frequently than one a mile within six miles of such properties."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 27th day of May, 1994.