Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4412Ratification Number: 481Act Number: 419Primary Sponsor: SimrillType of Legislation: GBSubject: Housing Authority CommissionersDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940511Computer Document Number: DKA/3120AL.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940525Introduced Date: 19940111Date of Last Amendment: 19940419Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940525Last History Type: Act No. 419Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: SimrillType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 4412 ------ 19940525 Act No. 419 4412 ------ 19940525 Signed by Governor 4412 ------ 19940519 Ratified R 481 4412 House 19940511 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4412 House 19940511 Reconsidered vote whereby debate was adjourned on the Senate Amendments until May 17, 1994 4412 House 19940510 Debate adjourned on Senate amendments until Tuesday, May 17, 1994 4412 Senate 19940420 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 4412 Senate 19940419 Amended, read second time 4412 Senate 19940414 Recalled from Committee, 11 placed on Calendar 4412 Senate 19940324 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 4412 House 19940323 Read third time, sent to Senate 4412 House 19940322 Amended, read second time 4412 House 19940216 Committee Report: Favorable 25 with amendment 4412 House 19940111 Introduced, read first time, 25 referred to Committee 4412 House 19931215 Prefiled, referred to 26 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A419, R481, H4412)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 16-11-525 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT HOUSING AUTHORITY COMMISSIONERS ARE DEEMED OWNERS OF HOUSING AUTHORITY PROPERTY FOR MATTERS PERTAINING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY AND TO PROVIDE THAT NO COMMISSIONER MAY BE HELD PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY A PERSON ON OR ADJACENT TO HOUSING AUTHORITY PROPERTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Commissioner's ownership of Housing Authority property; liability limited
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 16-11-525. For the sole purpose of determining whether or not any public housing authority property has been maliciously injured as the offense of malicious mischief is defined in Section 16-11-520, and as to whether or not there has been a trespass upon the property as this offense is defined under Section 16-11-600, in all prosecutions under these penal statutes and other statutes of a like nature, the members of the board of commissioners of each state, county, or municipal housing authority in this State, in their official capacity, are deemed to be the owners and possessors of all property of each particular housing authority under their jurisdiction. Nothing in this section may be construed to create personal liability for a commissioner for loss, injury, or damage to the person or property of any other person or entity who suffers injury while on or adjacent to housing authority property as a tenant, an invitee, or a trespasser."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 25th day of May, 1994.