Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4178Ratification Number: 236Act Number: 146Primary Sponsor: AskinsType of Legislation: GBSubject: Fire protection service areas, county councilCompanion Bill Number: 760Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930528Computer Document Number: PT/22112DW.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930614Introduced Date: 19930506Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930614Last History Type: Act No. 146Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Askins Cobb-Hunter Hines Rhoad Harrelson Stuart Spearman Witherspoon Govan Shissias Wright Gamble Riser Wells Waites LawType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4178 ------ 19930614 Act No. 146 4178 ------ 19930614 Signed by Governor 4178 ------ 19930610 Ratified R 236 4178 Senate 19930528 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 4178 Senate 19930527 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 19930528 4178 Senate 19930526 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference 4178 House 19930525 Read third time, sent to Senate 4178 House 19930520 Read second time 4178 House 19930506 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A146, R236, H4178)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 4-19-15 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IN THOSE AREAS OF THE COUNTY WHERE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE IS OFFERED ON AN INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTUAL BASIS, THE COUNTY GOVERNING BODY MAY EXTEND FIRE PROTECTION TO THOSE LANDOWNERS WITHIN THE SERVICE AREA WHO ARE NOT SERVED BY A CONTRACT WITH ANOTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The General Assembly finds that the practice of offering fire protection services to residents by contract is leaving parts of the State without comprehensive service area coverage available to all citizens. The effect of these arrangements has resulted in overlapping and ineffective provision of fire protection service. The purpose of this act is to ensure that all persons within an area are provided the same level of fire protection service.
Extension of fire protection
SECTION 2. Chapter 19, Title 4 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 4-19-15. In those areas of the county where fire protection service is offered on an individual contractual basis, a county governing body may extend fire protection to those landowners within the service area who are not served by a contract with another political subdivision."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of June, 1993.