Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 5305Primary Sponsor: BarberType of Legislation: HRSubject: Coastal Futures Task ForceDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940602Computer Document Number: CYY/16367AC.94Introduced Date: 19940602Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19940602Last History Type: Introduced, adoptedScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: BarberType of Legislation: House Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 5305 House 19940602 Introduced, adoptedView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO PROVIDE FOR A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON A LONG RANGE PLAN FOR SOUTH CAROLINA'S COASTAL AREA.
Whereas, tourism in South Carolina is a leading revenue producer and job provider; and
Whereas, the long-range economic viability of South Carolina's coastal area is vital to the entire state's long-range economic viability; and
Whereas, the long-range economic viability of South Carolina's coastal area is compatible with and dependent upon preservation of the state's natural resources and protection of the quality of its environment; and
Whereas, the economic, environmental, and social challenges of coastal management and development are long-range challenges which require long-range solutions. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That there is established the South Carolina Coastal Futures Task Force composed of:
(1) Six members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House, one of whom must be the chairman of the task force;
(2) Such other members as the chairman of the task force considers appropriate which may include:
(a) Director of the Department of Commerce;
(b) Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism;
(c) Director of the Department of Natural Resources;
(d) Administrative head for Ocean and Coastal Resources Management of the Department of Health and Environmental Control;
(e) Executive Director of the Sea Grant Consortium;
(f) Director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control;
(g) Director of the Department of Transportation.
(h) Elected officials and representatives of indigenous sea island and related populations recommended by the resident legislators of these counties:
(i) Beaufort County;
(ii) Jasper County;
(iii) Colleton County;
(iv) Charleston County;
(v) Georgetown County;
(vi) Horry County;
(i) a representative of indigenous sea island population;
(j) a representative of hotel and motel interests;
(k) a representative of restaurant interests;
(l) a representative of golf course interests;
(m) a representative of developers' interests;
(n) a representative of water and sewer suppliers;
(o) a representative of energy suppliers;
(p) a representative of the travel industry;
(q) a representative of sea fishing interests;
(r) a representative of shrimpers;
(s) a representative of other shellfishing interests;
(t) a representative of coastal chambers of commerce;
(u) representatives of the Sierra Club;
(v) representatives of the Wildlife Federation;
(w) representatives of the Coastal Conservation League;
(x) a representative of forestry; and
(y) a representative of agriculture.
The purpose of the task force is to study and make recommendations to the House of Representatives for a long-range plan for South Carolina's coastal area which addresses and integrates the interdependent needs for economic development and environmental preservation and protection. In developing this plan the task force shall establish goals and policies to include, but not limited to:
(1) beachfront preservation and renourishment;
(2) provision of water, sewer, energy, and other vital services; (3) transportation infrastructure, including roads and bridges, mass transit, and air travel;
(4) coastal tourism industry growth and development;
(5) protection of aquaculture industries;
(6) preservation and protection of environment and natural resources;
(7) protection of interests of indigenous sea island population and other long-term residents;
(8) land use planning.
The task force also shall develop implementation mechanisms including identifying financial resources and revenue for state and local government action and private sector initiatives to assist in carrying out the long-range plan.
Be it further resolved that the chair of the task force shall establish committees to assist in carrying out the work of the task force and may appoint individuals to the committees who are not members of the task force. Recommendations of the task force may be adopted from recommendations of the committees or may be generated from the work of the task force as a whole.
Be it further resolved that the task force must be staffed by available staff from the House of Representatives and the task force may procure information and assistance from any officer or agency of the State or of a political subdivision of the State. Every officer and agency shall provide the task force relevant information and reasonable assistance on matters of research within their knowledge and control.
Be it further resolved that members of the task force must be appointed before June 16, 1994, and the task force shall submit its initial recommendations to the House of Representatives before February 1, 1995. Upon submitting its final recommendations before February 1, 1996, the task force is dissolved.