Current Status Bill Number:
3594Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950215Primary Sponsor: HarrisonAll Sponsors: Harrison, Kelley and A. YoungDrafted Document Number: gjk\21373sd.95Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Judiciary Committee 25 HJSubject: Road, newly constructed
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950215 Introduced, read first time, 25 HJ referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-1-115 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT BEFORE A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY MAY ACCEPT A DEED TO A ROAD, THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY MUST ALLOW SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION, TO PROVIDE THAT ANY DEED TO A ROAD ACCEPTED BY A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL BE NULL AND VOID UNLESS THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR CONSTRUCTING THE ROAD HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL FOR ALL WORK PERFORMED IN BUILDING OR IMPROVING IT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ABOVE PROVISIONS DO NOT PROHIBIT A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY FROM PLEDGING A CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF DEED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 57-1-115. Before a county or municipality may accept a deed to a road, the county or municipality must allow six months from the date of completion of construction. Any deed to a road accepted by a county or municipality shall be null and void unless the general contractor constructing the road has been paid in full for all work performed in building or improving it. However, this section does not prohibit a county or municipality from pledging a conditional acceptance of deed."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.