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HouseBill Number: 3463Ratification Number: 570Act Number: 484Primary Sponsor: JenningsType of Legislation: GBSubject: Scenic Highways CommitteeCompanion Bill Number: 419Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940601Computer Document Number: NO5/8862AL.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940714Introduced Date: 19930211Date of Last Amendment: 19940525Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940714Last History Type: Act No. 484Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Jennings H. Brown Kirsh Huff Houck Neilson Tucker Baxley Delleney Wofford Worley McElveen Martin Cobb-Hunter J. Wilder Spearman Elliott McCraw Phillips Kinon J. Harris AskinsType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 3463 ------ 19940714 Act No. 484 3463 ------ 19940714 Signed by Governor 3463 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 570 3463 House 19940601 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 3463 Senate 19940525 Amended, read third time, returned to House with amendments 3463 Senate 19940518 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3463 Senate 19940426 Committee Report: Favorable 15 with amendment 3463 Senate 19930513 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to Committee 3463 House 19930512 Read third time, sent to Senate 3463 House 19930511 Amended, read second time 3463 House 19930506 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 11, 1993 3463 House 19930505 Debate adjourned until Thursday, May 6, 1993 3463 House 19930504 Debate adjourned until Wednesday, May 5, 1993 3463 House 19930420 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, May 4, 1993 3463 House 19930415 Debate adjourned until Tuesday, April 20, 1993 3463 House 19930407 Committee Report: Favorable 21 with amendment 3463 House 19930211 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A484, R570, H3463)
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 57, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2 SO AS TO CREATE THE SCENIC HIGHWAYS COMMITTEE AND PROVIDE FOR ITS MEMBERS, POWERS, AND DUTIES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Scenic Highways Committee
SECTION 1. Chapter 23, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
Section 57-23-50. There is created a Scenic Highways Committee composed of eleven members as follows:
(1) the Director of the Department of Transportation, or his designee;
(2) the Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission, or his designee;
(3) two representatives of the outdoor advertising industry who are active members of an organization such as the Outdoor Advertising Association of South Carolina;
(4) a representative of the South Carolina hotel and motel industry;
(5) a representative of the agricultural industry who is active in an organization such as the State Farm Bureau;
(6) a representative of the petroleum marketing industry;
(7) a representative of the tourism industry in South Carolina;
(8) a representative of highway beautification efforts, such as South Carolina Clean and Beautiful;
(9) a representative involved with parks and recreation, such as the South Carolina Recreation and Park Association;
(10) a member of the general public.
All members of the committee shall serve for a term of two years and, with the exception of the appointments made pursuant to items (1) and (2), all appointments shall be made by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members of the committee shall serve without compensation or reimbursement. The committee shall terminate effective June 30, 1997, unless reauthorized by joint resolution of the General Assembly.
Section 57-23-60. The committee shall select a chairman at its first meeting and meet at least twice annually. A majority of the members present constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting business. Pursuant to Chapter 23 of Title 1 of the 1976 Code, the committee shall promulgate criteria for the designation of a scenic highway. The regulation must provide that a recommendation to establish a scenic highway be forwarded to the General Assembly for approval. In developing the criteria the committee shall consider the scenic, cultural, historic, commercial, and economic significance of the road and area. The committee shall coordinate development of these criteria in conjunction with the criteria for scenic highways being developed by the federal highway administration.
Section 57-23-70. A written request for designating a scenic highway must be sent to the Director of the Department of Transportation who shall forward the request to other members of the committee. The committee shall review the request and make a recommendation based on the criteria. A majority of the members may call for a public hearing to be held at the location where the scenic highway is proposed.
Section 57-23-80. After the committee recommends designating a road as a scenic highway, the recommendation must be transmitted to the General Assembly."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of July, 1994.