Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3416Ratification Number: 370Act Number: 341Primary Sponsor: GonzalesType of Legislation: GBSubject: Code enforcement officersDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940331Computer Document Number: 436/12693.ACGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940420Introduced Date: 19930204Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940420Last History Type: Act No. 341Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Gonzales Hutson A. Young Hallman Simrill R. Smith Harwell Holt R. Young Law Wofford Fulmer Harrell Neal Littlejohn Keyserling Shissias J. Bailey Cooper Huff Corning Breeland Richardson Neilson Canty Stone Whipper Davenport Vaughn Stille H. Brown M.O. Alexander Walker Haskins Jaskwhich McTeer Inabinett Harvin McCraw Phillips Farr Harrelson Moody-Lawrence J. HarrisType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3416 ------ 19940420 Act No. 341 3416 ------ 19940420 Signed by Governor 3416 ------ 19940414 Ratified R 370 3416 Senate 19940331 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3416 Senate 19930429 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3416 Senate 19930428 Committee Report: Favorable 11 3416 Senate 19930302 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 3416 House 19930226 Read third time, sent to Senate 3416 House 19930225 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on next Legislative day 3416 House 19930224 Committee Report: Favorable 27 3416 House 19930204 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A341, R370, H3416)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 5-7-32 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE A MUNICIPALITY TO APPOINT AND COMMISSION CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WITH THE POWER OF CONSTABLES AS NECESSARY FOR THE SECURITY, GENERAL WELFARE, AND CONVENIENCE OF THE MUNICIPALITY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Municipality may appoint code enforcement officers
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 5-7-32. A municipality may appoint and commission as many code enforcement officers as may be necessary for the proper security, general welfare, and convenience of the municipality. These officers are vested with all the powers and duties conferred by law upon constables in addition to duties imposed upon them by the governing body of the municipality. However, no code enforcement officer commissioned under this section may perform a custodial arrest. These code enforcement officers shall exercise their powers on all private and public property within the municipality."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 20th day of April, 1994.